Lycée Condorcet - The International French School of Sydney
758 Anzac Parade, Maroubra, NSW 2035, Australia
+61 2 9344 8692
|Language of Instruction||French, English|
|Co-ed Age Range||3-18|
|Number of pupils||851|
|Number of Prep School||210|
|Number of Primary||354|
|Day fees per annum||AUS$8,502 - AUS$29,343|
|Average Class Size||20|
|Authorised IB Programmes||IBDP|
|Diploma Coordinator||Cybele Gonzalez|
Lycée Condorcet - the International French School of Sydney is situated in Sydney, Australia and offers a bilingual (French and English) immersion program from Prep-school to Year 12 (ages 3 to 18).
The school is approved and regulated by French authorities and is accredited to prepare students for the Diplôme National du Brevet and the French Baccalauréat. The school belongs to the network of the AEFE (Agency for French Teaching Abroad) and is the French exam centre for the whole of Australia.
Lycée Condorcet also offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme which is taught in English. It is registered with the New South Wales government as a specialist school and it also belongs to the Association of Independent Schools (AIS).
Underpinning these registrations is a multiplicity of administrative and legal obligations with the French and Australian Governments and the International Baccalaureate Organisation. They are the foundation of the partnership which allows us to offer our children a bilingual and bicultural education - to experience and appreciate another culture and way of 'seeing our world'.
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is offered at the school as an alternative to the French Baccalaureate for students who wish to pursue their senior studies in the English language.
Students with a background in French graduate with a Bilingual Diploma which confirms proficiency in both languages. However, the ability to speak French is not a pre-requisite for enrolment as all levels of the French language are catered for - from beginners to advanced.
Importantly, although situated in Australia, the school operates on the northern hemisphere calendar so that the school year begins in August and final IB diploma examinations are held in May.
The school population is comprised of students from over 20 different nationalities and every effort is made to integrate non francophone students by providing French as a Foreign Language classes.
Through the promotion of French and Australian cultures, we aim to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people while working to promote international and intercultural understanding and respect.