History of the School

History of the School


Lycee Condorcet, the International French School of Sydney, was founded in the late 1960s to provide education to the children of French expatriate families in Sydney.

First located in Bondi, the school moved in [year] to accommodate the increasing number of students. From 1989 to 2003, Lycée Condorcet was at 88 Cooper Street in a former public school. In January 2003, the school moved premises once again due to space constraints and is now located on the site of the former Maroubra High School at 758 Anzac Parade, Maroubra. 


Approved and registered with the Ministry of Education 


Originally, not all our teaching was carried out face to face on the school premises, but with the help of the National Centre for Distance Education (CNED) in France. As the number of students increased all teaching eventually became face to face, with all class levels registered with the French Ministry of Education since 1989.  


Our current location at 758 Anzac Parade, Maroubra 


In 2003, Lycée Condorcet purchased a public secondary school on two hectares in Maroubra, southwest of Sydney. The French government contributed generously to this purchase through the Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE). This move would not have been possible without their financial help or the support of Mr Bob Carr, then Premier of New South Wales.