Curriculum: French national curriculum (Baccalauréat diploma); IGCSE exams in Language (A) English, geography, history and English literature
Student body: 2,800
Tuition fees (KG-Grades 12): $17,955-28,155
Key facilities: Swimming pools, gymnasiums, sports fields, stadium, climbing wall and technology labs
Latest exam results: In 2022, 93% of the cohort achieved a distinction in the Bac and 37% received High Distinctions; 70% achieved A*-A in IGCSE
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Location: North East, Ang Mo Kio
International French School (IFS) is a well-established all-through school that delivers a French education to students of all nationalities at its campus in the North-East region of Singapore. Offering a bilingual, French and international education, IFS has firmly positioned itself with a unique offering in the landscape of international schools in Singapore.
Here’s a school that follows the guidelines of the French national curriculum and is accredited by the French Ministry of Education. All streams follow the French curriculum but offer varying degrees of teaching in English; they are flexible so that students can switch as they develop their language skills. And, as a school with more 60 different nationalities it is culturally diverse. With tuition fees ranging from $18,780-27,180, it is also competitive and affordable.
Parents are right to be cautious about enrolling their non-French speaking child into such a school and should expect to face several challenges along the way. However, the benefits of seeing your child adapt to a different culture, learn a new language, and go from zero to fluent French speaker may be worth the early obstacles.
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