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Student Life

Student Life Overview

In addition to providing outstanding academic opportunities, Léman offers a robust array of learning experiences for students across the arts, athletics, technology, and service. Our "whole child" approach enables students to identify and pursue their passions, celebrate their accomplishments, and differentiate themselves in the pursuit of their college admissions goals.

Through our talented specialist faculty, wealth of student choice in course offerings, partnerships with esteemed local and global organizations, and unparalleled facilities, Léman students have access to horizon-changing learning opportunities in and out of the classroom. Our mission is to cultivate curious, engaged leaners – students who pursue excellence across a range of disciplines and emerge from the Léman experience as principled young adults with a sense of purpose.


The goal of the Léman Athletic Program is to provide students with opportunities that build confidence, inspire teamwork, foster good health, and bring together our community. We encourage students to embrace physical activity that enhances lifelong health and wellness. From Early Childhood through Upper School, Léman offers a robust athletic program spanning 45 competitive teams that challenges students to perform their personal best, both as individuals and as part of a group.

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Visual & Performing Arts

Léman features a vibrant Fine Arts program in music, theater, and visual art. We believe artistic experiences enrich students' lives, cultivate creative and inventive thought, and provide unique opportunities for self-discovery and reflection. Léman students are consistently involved in the arts from Pre-K through High School, which supports them in refining skills, appreciating various art forms, and enhancing creativity. Our numerous signature programs demonstrate our commitment to the arts as an integral part of a Léman education.

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As an IB World School, technology supports our commitment to educating, empowering, and inspiring students to make thoughtful choices and global connections as informed and engaged citizens of the world. Technology is an essential part of a student's life at Léman and is integrated throughout the curriculum from age 3 through Grade 12 to further support our students' path to digital responsibility and global citizenship in the 21st century. From our Early Childhood WonderLab which introduces the youngest of learners to the fundamentals of coding and engineering to High School offerings in Computer Science and Digital Music, Léman embraces a forward-thinking, innovative approach to technology integration to enhance student learning.

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The mission of the school library program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. Through our vast collection of print and digital tools and materials, students are empowered to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. Our libraries are the cultural and intellectual centers of the school, hosting book discussions, creative writing clubs, displays of student artwork, and author visits throughout the year.

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Community Involvement

Giving back to the local community and beyond is an integral part of the Léman experience. As an International Baccalaureate World School committed to cultivating globally-minded, empathetic, and collaborative individuals, we provide students, parents and faculty with service opportunities throughout the year. Through personal interactions and group projects, Léman students develop a sense of responsibility about their school community, the surrounding neighborhood and the entire world.

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After-School Programs

Léman offers many opportunities to extend learning beyond the classroom after school for Early Childhood and Lower School students. Our After-School Program mirrors Léman's interdisciplinary approach, enriching the academic experience in a familiar environment, building skills and a sense of belonging, and providing families with convenience and flexibility.

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Summer Programs

The distinctions of a Léman education continue during the summer through our wildly popular Camp Léman day camp and summer workshops. Our programs have been become downtown's summer destination for hundreds of local families. Students ages three through 5th grade participate in a six-week day camp packed with unforgettable experiences across sports, arts, and music. Unique week-long intensives are offered for older children in grades 4-8 to hone their interests in specialized areas.

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