The AEFE network

The AEFE network

 

The AEFE, a public establishment under the authority of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, coordinates and manages the French education network abroad and has two missions: to ensure that there is continuity in the public education service for French children outside of France and to help spread French language and culture abroad. This school network which is unique in the world is made up of 480 establishments with over 310,000 students in 130 countries. The quality and consistency of the teaching provided in these establishments as well as its values are what makes this network, which is the largest of its kind in the world, so unique.

 

Excellence, sharing, influenceThe teaching provided within French primary and secondary schools is innovative, open to the culture and language of the host countries and teaches foreign languages from kindergarten onwards. It prepares students for their future as multilingual and multicultural citizens and actors in open societies. The establishments in the network must thus reconcile a French-style education with international-standard teaching, promotion of the French language with the development of multilingualism, and teaching which gives all students an opportunity to succeed with a demand for excellence. The results are a testament to this excellence, with a baccalauréat pass rate of 95%, 2/3 of which are with honours.