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 organized by the AEFE (Agency for French Teaching Abroad). The International French School of Sydney is also a French exam center for the whole of Australia.
The French Government accredits the school. Consequently, the school can access 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, 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. It encompasses all classes from maternelle (3 years of age) to a terminal (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 (because 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.
We offer students from all over the world and all nationalities a unique educational experience from Maternelle to Year 12 (French or International Baccalaureate). In 2018, the school opened a European section for the Baccalaureate. We currently have 990 students of 27 different nationalities enrolled in our school. With an emphasis on academic excellence and multiculturalism, our mission is to educate students in an international setting to become multilingual citizens of the world.
Lycée Condorcet Sydney is part of the international network of French schools registered with the French Ministry of Education and the Agency for French Teaching Abroad (AEFE) as well as the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).
The school curriculum is taught in both French and English, with the opportunity to learn additional languages from the beginning of secondary school. This allows students to leave feeling at home not just in France or Australia, but anywhere in the world.
LCS also has a rich cultural, sporting, and artistic life that contributes to our students' overall personal development and academic excellence. This focus on a well-rounded education in a diverse, friendly, and nurturing environment makes LCS an incomparable and forward-thinking choice for your child's education.
At Lycée Condorcet Sydney (LCS), our mission is to give students a world-class education in an international environment that allows them to graduate as French-English bilingual citizens of the world. As well as offering a complete school curriculum for children aged 3 to 18 in French and English, LCS is also a member of the worldwide network of French schools abroad and follows the principles and values of educational excellence 'à la française.'
Our students come from all over the world and from many different backgrounds to gain a high-quality, well-rounded education in a French yet multicultural environment. After graduation, they can pursue further studies anywhere they choose as citizens of the world. Lycée Condorcet Sydney teaches students critical thinking and how to be citizens of the world. I like the fact that there is an emphasis on academic achievement to a high level and that when they finish high school, they will be fluent in up to four languages. Suzanne Salter, parent.