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OUR STORY

IFS has been welcoming students for over 50 years. Our story begins with a passion to educate a small group of French expatriates arriving in Singapore and stretches to today, where we’ve grown into a vibrant and multicultural international school. Our students now come from all across the world, learning from each other every day.

  • With just 15 students, the Petite École française de Singapour (The Little Singapore French School) is established by the French Parents Association.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1960s
  • With just 15 students, the Petite École française de Singapour (The Little Singapore French School) is established by the French Parents Association.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1960s
  • As the school expands, a 6ème class (Grade 6) is set up.

    1970s
  • No longer a “petite” school, the name changes to École Française de Singapour.

  • École Française de Singapour and Alliance Française move to a new home in Draycott Park.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • With 150 students and counting, a significant private investment is made in L’École Française to construct a bigger school.

    1980s
  • As the new school is being built, L’École Française moves to a temporary home in Yio Chu Kang, the former Pei Hwa Secondary School.

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • L’École Française moves to 71 Bukit Tinggi Road (where the Singapore Korean International School is found today.)

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Our first Terminale (Grade 12) students sit their Baccalauréat exams.

  • With growing awareness of the school, the famous French footballer Mr. Michael Platini pays us a visit.

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • L’École Française is teaching 375 students.
    The school becomes Lycée Français de Singapour (LFS.)

     

     

     

     

     

  • LFS is a proud early member of the newly formed Agence pour l’enseignement français à l’étranger (AEFE.)

    1990s
  • With more students than ever before, the elementary school moves to a bigger space on Thomson Road.

  • LFS has tripled in size, now welcoming over 800 students.

  • To bring all our students together, LFS moves to 3000 Ang Mo Kio, which has capacity for the entire school – plus room to grow.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Ambitious plans to improve and increase the size of the facilities and campus begins with the first phase of building.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    2000s
  • LFS opens the new Maternelle to satisfy the high demand for kindergarten.

    2010s
  • From just 15 students in 1967, LFS now passes 2000 students.

  • With much excitement, the campus extension at 2900 AMK is opened by MR. Matthias Fekl (French Minister of State For Foreign Trade, Tourism and French overseas). LFS now has space for 3000 students

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • LFS celebrates its 50th anniversary, reflecting on the school’s impressive contribution to Singapore.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • The Knowledge and Culture Centre (3C) is opened to give LFS students a world-class learning environment.

  • To reflect the school’s international environment and student diversity, Lycée Français de Singapour becomes the International French School (Singapore).

    2020