Burbank is known as the "Media Capital of the World” and is located only a few miles northeast of Hollywood, across Griffith Park. Many media and entertainment companies are headquartered or have significant production facilities in Burbank, including The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Warner Music Group, and Nickelodeon.
The Lycée International de Los Angeles's (LILA) new secondary campus is located in the Rancho Equestrian district, perhaps the most famous neighborhood in Burbank due to its equestrian zoning, numerous parks, open space, connections to riding trails in Griffith Park, and proximity to Warner Brothers and Disney Studios. The campus is on Riverside Drive, the Rancho’s main thoroughfare, lined with sycamore and oak trees. It is quite common to see people on horseback along Riverside Drive's designated lanes!
The one-story building was built in the 1960s by General Motors Corporation for training purposes, and, until recently, was primarily used as a meeting and training venue for automotive-related events and filming. LILA purchased the property in June 2012 and has worked to convert it into an appropriate secondary campus. Since the doors opened in August 2013, students have found 23 classrooms, four labs, an auditorium, an art room, an indoor sports rooms, two outdoor volleyball courts and basketball courts. Future phases of development will bring additional indoor facilities and outdoor structures for students.