The French International School of Beijing (LFIP) 北京法国国际学校

Established in 1965, the French International School of Beijing (LFIP) is a large international school offering primary through secondary education in one new spacious and eco-friendly campus. LFIP is part of a network of 496 French schools established in 137 countries. The teaching conforms to the curriculum set out by the French Ministry of Education. The school focuses on offering excellence for all students through a well-rounded education including sports, culture and the arts, innovative methods for learning languages, and high-quality teaching. Graduates obtain the French Baccalaureate Diploma and enter prestigious preparatory programs for admission to Grandes Écoles or universities, in France, but also in Canada, the UK, or the US.

Address: Xinjin Lu, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区新锦路
Contact: 8474 7011,

Founding date: 1965
School type: International school
School hours: 8.30am-3.30pm (pre-school and primary), 8.30am-5.30pm (middle and high school)
Ministry of Education accredited? Yes
Curriculum description: The teaching conforms to the curriculum set out by the French Ministry of Education. The primary school features French-English and French-Chinese bilingual tracks with additional language classes in English or Chinese. The secondary school has a British and a Chinese International Section offering a specialized curriculum with classes delivered in English (British Literature, History, and Geography) and Chinese (Chinese Literature and Mathematics)

Age range: 3-18
Grades offered: Pre-school-High School
Number of students: 840
Foreign passport holder accepted? Yes
Local Chinese students accepted? No
Nationality of students: Over 50 nationalities (62 percent French, 9 percent North American, 7 percent European)
Class size (average): 23
Teacher-student ratio: 1:10

Tuition and other fees (2017-2018 academic year):
• Pre-school and primary school: RMB 67,000-84,000
• Middle school: RMB 76,000-96,000
• High school: RMB 116,000-143,000
• Application fee: RMB 6,600
• Transportation fee: RMB 5,700-12,500 (round-trip, depending on distance)
• After-school activities: RMB 2,300 (for each activity of 2 hours per week)

Primary teaching language(s): French
Other elective language(s): English, Chinese mandatory for all levels. Spanish, German, Latin in middle and high school
After-school activities: 35 activities, including football, dancing, taekwondo, judo, badminton, music, drama, art, chess, and more
Scholarships offered? Scholarships from the French government available under condition for French students only
Extra help offered? French for non-native speakers

Total area (in sqm): 37,000
Facilities: One teaching building (20,000 sqm), one gymnasium (dojo, gym and dance center, multi-sport field), one outdoor multi-sport field, speed and cross tracks, a full regulation size football pitch, outdoor and covered playgrounds, a multi-function theater (200 seats), a school restaurant (400 seats), 6 well-equipped science laboratories, one technology workshop with 3D printers and robot, 3 library centers, classrooms equipped with SmartBoards. Air ventilation and filtration system (pm 2,5) throughout the campus
Lunch: Seasonal and nutritionally balanced Western lunch menu, catered by Chartwells and served in the school common dining areas
Lunch fee: RMB 8,200 (per year, based on 5 meals a week)
Boarding program? No
Nurse/doctor available? Yes

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