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International Schools in Lyon

 

France’s third-largest city offers a fantastic quality of life, with a fast-growing expat community of families from all over the world looking to settle and find quality international schools in Lyon for their children. Attracted by the city’s beautiful historic centre, dynamic cultural offerings and ideal location with connections to many of Europe’s most exciting cities, families moving to Lyon also have world-class educational facilities to choose from.

 

Finding the right school is one of the biggest decisions for newly arrived families, with many different factors to take into consideration when relocating to France. Ensuring that your children are happy in their school environment is one of the key factors to help your family feel settled and at home as quickly as possible in France. 

 

There are a number of highly regarded private and state-schools in both Lyon’s city centre and further afield in neighbouring towns and countryside throughout the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Many of the leading international schools in Lyon focus on Anglophone teaching or lessons in a multilingual mix to ensure your children become fluent in numerous languages as well as remaining proficient in their mother tongue. 

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Some great early years and primary options in Lyon include the friendly, bilingual Greenfield School, providing a French-English education for both local and foreign children aged 2 to 10.

 

The Cité Scolaire Internationale de Lyon is a French state school for children from 6 to 18 years, (divided into Primary, Collège and Lycée) following the national French curriculum with the addition of 6 hours per week taught in one of 7 foreign languages available (some for an additional fee).

 

The American School of Grenoble is a small, private middle and high school (from Collège to Lycée stages) for English-speaking pupils from an Anglophone background, following the American curriculum (with a foundation in Christian values). Working towards an officially recognised US High School Diploma, all core subjects are taught in English with some weekly classes in French. The school is linked with (and indeed located within the same building as) the Cité Scolaire Internationale de Lyon in the city centre, which provides some weekly lessons in the French language to ASG pupils.

 

Another highly recommended school is the private, bilingual Ombrosa, offering the choice between the French national system (eventually leading to the French Baccalaureate) or an international curriculum working towards IGCSEs and the IB. There are 3 separate campuses across Lyon, connected by the school’s private shuttle bus system.

 

Whatever your choice, the following section aims to give an insight into the best options available to parents here in Lyon, with the Mumabroad.com directory of the top international and multilingual schools and nurseries in Lyon and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

 

If you have any comments or recommendations of your own for a school that your child attends in Lyon, do please let us know.

 

For more information on the French education system itself read this in-depth guide from Expatica.

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American School of Grenoble

American School of Grenoble

The American School of Grenoble (ASG) is a private, independent middle and high school offering an American education in English. About The American School of Grenoble delivers an American style education for children who come from and are planning on returning to an English speaking education system. It is unique... ...
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Cité Scolaire Internationale de Lyon

Cité Scolaire Internationale de Lyon

The Cité Scolaire Internationale de Lyon is a French state school for children aged 6-18 with 7 separate language paths. About The Cité Scolaire Internationale de Lyon, also known as the “Lycée Internationale de Lyon” or Lycée de Gerland, is an international school located near where the Rhône and the... ...
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Ecole Bilingue Greenfield, Collonges-au-Mont-d’Or

Ecole Bilingue Greenfield, Collonges-au-Mont-d’Or

Ecole Bilingue Greenfield (Greenfield School) is a bilingual school just outside of Lyon providing bilingual French-English education to children aged 2-10. About Isabelle Fiquet founded the school and has been managing it since 1988. The school welcomes local and foreign children from 2 to 10 years old. The mastery of the... ...
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Ombrosa International School, Lyon

Ombrosa International School, Lyon

Ombrosa International School is a private, bilingual, international school teaching the French national system of education, with option to study iGCSEs and the IB. About Established in 1971, Ombrosa is a private multilingual school which provides education for pupils from nursery to upper secondary levels. The school has an international... ...
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The English School Lyon

The English School Lyon

The English School Lyon (l’English School Lyon) is an École Maternelle and Primaire for pupils aged 3 to 10, teaching the French curriculum. About The school is bilingual, teaching half-days in either English or French (with teaching time split around 40% English, 60% French). The curriculum is based on the... ...
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The International School of Lyon

The International School of Lyon

The International School of Lyon (ISL) is a private, bilingual IB World School for students from age 3 to the end of high school. About The International School of Lyon was founded in 2004 by a group of local multinational companies to offer the children of expatriate families based in... ...
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West Point Bilingual School

West Point Bilingual School

West Point Bilingual School is a private international nursery, pre-school and primary school offering French-English education since 1980. About West Point Bilingual School (l’École Bilingue Internationale West Point) was founded in the 1980s with the objective of providing a French – English bilingual education that  provides children the knowledge to... ...
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