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 495 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 USA.

Founding date: 1965

Age range: 3-18

Grades offered: Pre-school to High School

School type: International School

Total area (in square meters): 37,000

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).

Boarding Program: No

Number of students: 800

Is the school accredited by the Ministry of Education? Yes

Foreign passport holders accepted? Yes

Local Chinese students accepted? No

Tuition fees (2016-2017 Academic Year): • Application fee: RMB 6,500

• Pre-school and primary school: RMB 60,000 – 75,000

• Middle school: RMB 67,500 – 85,500

• High school: RMB 103,000 – 126,000

• Transportation fee: RMB 5,300 – 11,500 (round-trip, depending on distance)

• Lunch fee: RMB 7,350 (per year, based on 5 meals a week)

• After-school activities: RMB 2,200 (for each activity of 2 hours per week)

Lunch offered: Seasonal and nutritionally balanced Western lunch menu, catered by Chartwells and served in the school common dining areas.

Nationality of students: Over 40 nationalities (62% French, 3% Canadian, 3% Belgian)

Primary teaching language: French, but also English or Chinese (optional)

Other languages taught as electives: English, Chinese for all levels. Spanish, German, Latin in middle and high school

Average class size: 23

Average teacher/student ratio: 1:10

School hours: 8.30am-3.30pm (pre-school and Primary), 8.30am-5.30pm (middle and high school)

After-school activities: 35 activities, including Football, Dancing, taekwondo, judo, badminton, music, drama, art, chess, and more.

Extra help offered? French for non-native speakers

Scholarships offered? Scholarships from the French government available under condition for French students only

School 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.

School nurse or doctor available? Yes

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

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