The French Baccalaureate is a program that is renowned for its rigor, depth and breadth of subject areas.
In addition to common core subjects such as Philosophy, English, Foreign Languages and Physical Education, students in the Baccalauréat Standard program must choose three areas in which they will specialize (specialitités) starting in 11th grade (Sciences, Math, Humanities, Economics and Social Sciences), which determines their course schedule. One specialty class is dropped at the end of 11th grade in order to dedicate more time to two specialties in 12th grade. Students may also choose elective classes such as Arts, Latin or additional foreign language.
The Baccalauréat International (BFI) is a specialization within the Bac Standard. At LFC, we offer the American International Section of the BFI. It integrates the rigor of the French Bac curriculum with advanced-level studies in English as well as a specific curriculum in English Language, Culture & Literature; American History; and Geography. English language courses are taught by American teachers.
An excellent written and oral command of French is required to follow both of these bilingual French-English programs, which also includes courses in foreign languages (German, Spanish, Mandarin). Students can enter the French Baccalaureate program after Grade 8 if they come from a French school, or in Grade 10 by taking a French test to affirm their fluency in oral and written French.