A world-class
bilingual education

The International School of Los Angeles teaches a bilingual program from preschool through 12th grade culminating in the French Baccalauréat or the International Baccalaureate. Students are taught to read, write, and speak both languages by the end of their elementary education. Satisfying both the Common Core Standards and the French Ministry of Education’s requirements necessitates a rigorous schedule; the percentage of each language of instruction varies at each grade level.



Preschool through Kindergarten curriculum adapts the French Ministry of Education’s official program to the bicultural context. The overall goal is to allow children to grow in a happy environment where they will acquire a healthy desire for knowledge.
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Elementary school

Elementary school is a pivotal time in a child’s life. It is the child’s first contact with structured learning. This experience will be a deciding factor as to whether or not a child enjoys school and finds the learning process rewarding. The International School of Los Angeles challenges students and puts them on firm footing for the rest of their educational careers. The curriculum of the elementary school relies on the traditional essentials of reading, writing and mathematics.
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Middle school

Middle school extends from 6th grade through 8th grade. It is a time when students must put to use the knowledge and skills mastered in elementary school. At this stage, students have moved beyond just learning the basics. They are faced with challenging new concepts and ideas.
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High school

At the end of 9th grade, students take their first national French exam, the Brevet. They then choose one of two Baccalaureate programs for their final three years at the International School of Los Angeles. Both programs are rigorous pre-university courses that meet the needs of highly motivated high school students. Every secondary student, regardless of academic orientation, takes on average 32 periods of classes per week; each period is 50 minutes in length.
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