The International School of Los Angeles (Lycée International de Los Angeles – LILA) is expanding its Burbank campus.
A member of the Rancho community since 2012, the school closed escrow last week on a 3.8-acre portion of the immediately adjacent property, increasing the school’s Burbank campus footprint by 80 percent.
“As the governing body of the school, the Board of Trustees acts in a fiduciary capacity to advance our mission and steadfastly move our school towards its vision of becoming the premier international school in Los Angeles. As such, it made sense for the school to seize the opportunity to expand its grounds, eventually opening up options our current space could not have accommodated,” said LILA Board Chair Taline Grigorian.
A portion of the facilities located on the Pickwick site is encumbered with rental income-generating leases (including an ice-skating rink).
“Typically, schools expand by purchasing small parcels as they become available, a process that can take decades,” said Head of School Michael Maniska. “This acquisition helps us expand our campus in a way that will help us better plan for the future of our students.”
Founded in 1978, LILA purchased its current location in the Rancho neighborhood of Burbank 10 years ago. Since joining the Rancho and wider Burbank community, the school has welcomed neighbors on campus for numerous community events, joined the Burbank Chamber of Commerce and sponsored local events such as the Griffith Park Run.
For more information, visit internationalschool.la.