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IB Student at the LFC

A passport to the world.

The International Baccalaureate (IB) at LFC allows students to thrive in their own way while learning through the most in-demand international curriculum of today.

Through our college prep approach, along with a truly international exposure, students develop lifelong skills and the cultural competencies to become global citizens. 

The LFC has proudly been an IB World School since 2013, offering the Middle Years Program (MYP) for students in Grades 9 and 10 and the IB Diploma Programme (DP) in Grades 11 and 12.

Taught in English. No knowledge of French is required for the IB at LFC.

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Video by LFC IB Alum, Louis Alcade, class of 2020

Why the IB at LFC?

A Unique Environment

LFC's small classes, best-in-class teachers, and individualized approach to teaching are enriched by its inclusive, multicultural community. Students' off-campus privileges, big research topics & access to university resources give them a taste of college.

Exceptional Academics

A rigorous, globally-recognized program, the IB at LFC develops inquisitive, knowledgeable and caring young people, ready to take on the world with an emphasis on student-led learning and a passion for languages.

Outstanding Diplomas

Students receive an Illinois high school diploma plus one of the following:

  • IB Diploma
  • IB German Bilingual Diploma
  • IB Spanish Bilingual Diploma
  • IB French Bilingual Diploma
  • IB French Advanced Bilingual Diploma
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Louis Alcade, Class of 2021

Other IB graduates and I have noticed that we are more comfortable and better prepared for the college experience than our classmates. Writing lab reports, essays and research papers are much easier for me—it is very noticeable. It's awesome.
—Louis, Class of 2020

Ravi Nair, Class of 2016

When I did a shadow day at the Lycée, I felt very much at home. I immediately appreciated the close-knit sense of community and what I learned about the rigor of the IB program and the advantage it could provide in terms of college preparation and credit.
—Ravi, Class of 2016

An Education Made For a Globalized World

The LFC Approach

Our customized, student-centered, international program that will allow your child to individually shape the course of their educational journey.

International Travel

An LFC education transforms students into global ambassadors, with numerous opportunities to discover other cultures.

University Prep

The LFC college counseling team helps assist high school students in selecting university choices that are a best-fit.


More than 85% of secondary school students participate in one of LFC's 13+ sports teams.

Community Service

High school students complete ten hours of community service per year, driven by their individual service interests.


Encouraging students to pursue their passions and interests outside the classroom is important to our mission.