About our school

About our school

The International French School of Sydney is approved and regulated by French authorities. This approval means that the teaching at the school conforms to French education programs. The school is accredited to prepare students for the French secondary exams (Diplôme National du Brevet and the Baccalauréat). Regular inspections are organised by the AEFE (Agency for French Teaching Abroad). The International French School of Sydney is also a French exam centre for the whole of Australia.

The school is regulated by the French government: this regulation allows the school access to teachers who are wholly or partly financed by the French state. The French School of Sydney belongs to the network of the AEFE (Agency for French Teaching Abroad). This network, the largest school network in the world, allows, for example, a student to leave New York halfway through the school year and to join a class in Hong Kong or in Sydney to continue his/her schooling following the same syllabus.

The teaching at the International French School of Sydney is carried out by qualified teachers who are either expatriates, residents, or on local contracts, and encompasses all classes from maternelle (3 years of age) to terminale (18 years of age). 

Lycée Condorcet also offers the International Baccalaureate. The International Baccalaureate classes are taught in English.

The school is also registered with the NSW government as a specialist school from maternelle to Year 10. The school is not only a public school (by reason of its connection to the AEFE) but also belongs to the Association of Independent Schools (AIS). It does not belong to the NSW Public Education System.

Schooling at the International French School of Sydney

MATERNELLE (3 to 5 years of age)
Petite and Moyenne Section in the maternelle: 3 petites section and 4 moyenne section
Grande section: 4 classes

PRIMARY SCHOOL (6 to 11 years of age)
Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5: 2 to 4 classes at each level

SECONDARY SCHOOL (11 to 18 years of age)
Lower and Middle Secondary (11 to 15 years of age)
The adaptation cycle (6ème), the central cycle (5ème and 4ème), the studies pathway cycle (3ème)

Upper Secondary (15 to 18 years of age)
3 levels : 2nde, 1ère and Terminale

INTERNATIONAL SECTION (in English)
Year 1 IB, Year 1 IB

French System

Age

NSW System

Primaire — Pré-élementaire : Petite Section

3

Pre-foundation years 1

Primaire — Pré-élementaire : Moyenne Section

4

Pre-foundation years 2

Primaire — Pré-élementaire : Grande Section

5

Foundation years

Primaire — Elémentaire : CP

6

Infants School Year 1

Primaire — Elémentaire : CE1

7

Infants School Year 2

Primaire — Elémentaire : CE2

8

Primary School Year 3

Primaire — Elémentaire : CM1

9

Primary School Year 4

Primaire — Elémentaire : CM2

10

Primary School Year 5

Secondaire — Collège : Sixième

11

Primary School Year 6

Secondaire — Collège : Cinquième

12

Middle School Year 7

Secondaire — Collège : Quatrième

13

Middle School Year 8

Secondaire — Collège : Troisième

14

Middle School Year 9

Secondaire — Lycée : Seconde

15

Middle School Year 10

Secondaire — Lycée : Première

16

Senior School Year 11

Secondaire — Lycée : Terminale

17

Senior School Year 12