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 curricula. 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 accredited by the French Government. Consequently, the school is allowed to access to teachers who are fully 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, enables, 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). The school recently introduced the OIB (International option to the Baccalaureate). Students who graduate from the French Bac and the OIB can access any universities they wish due to the excellent ATAR results and international recognition of the French Bac by all universities in Australia and abroad.

Lycée Condorcet also offers the International Baccalaureate

The school is also registered with the NSW government as a school from Kindergarten to Year 12. 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 sections and 4 moyennes sections

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)
Junior High School (11 to 15 years of age)
The adaptation cycle (6ème), the central cycle (5ème and 4ème), the studies pathway cycle (3ème)

Senior High School (15 to 18 years of age)
2nde (Y10),  1ère and Terminale --> French Baccalaureat 


2nde (Y10), Year 1 IB, Year 2 IB --> International Baccalaureate (IB)


French System


NSW System

Primaire - Maternelle : Petite Section


Pre-foundation year 1

Primaire - Maternelle : Moyenne Section


Pre-foundation year 2

Primaire - Maternelle : Grande Section



Primaire — Elémentaire : CP


Year 1

Primaire — Elémentaire : CE1


Year 2

Primaire — Elémentaire : CE2


Year 3

Primaire — Elémentaire : CM1


Year 4

Primaire — Elémentaire : CM2


Year 5

Secondaire — Collège : Sixième


Junior High school - Year 6

Secondaire — Collège : Cinquième


Junior High school - Year 7

Secondaire — Collège : Quatrième


Junior High school -  Year 8

Secondaire — Collège : Troisième


Junior High school - Year 9

Secondaire — Lycée : Seconde


Senior High school -  Year 10

Secondaire — Lycée : Première


Senior High school -  Year 11

Secondaire — Lycée : Terminale


Senior High school - Year 12



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