Principal's Welcome

Welcome to the International French School (Singapore) (IFS) website


Hl Message Du Proviseur 1I am delighted to connect with you through our school’s website and welcome you all: students, parents, staff of IFS or internet users discovering our school.

I am very honoured and proud to be the Principal of this radiant and multilingual institution.  I sincerely hope that the quality of our teaching, coupled with the commitment of our teachers, our international outlook, and our increased use of digital technology, will give you satisfaction for your children. May our operation and services be worthy of the trust you have placed in us by choosing our school!

The pedagogical expertise of IFS teachers is resolutely oriented towards excellence and attested by the brilliant results obtained each year in exams and various certifications. They are the result of a highly individualised pedagogical approach, combining academic requirements and kindness. This support by each of the teachers, who are incredibly committed to their students, is the source of the child’s personal development, motivation, and desire to learn, progress and grow. 

There is also no doubt that the excellent learning conditions linked to an enjoyable working environment and equipment (notably scientific, computer and sports equipment) that are regularly enhanced and updated contribute to creating the conditions for your children’s success.

At IFS, parents are very involved in the school’s operations. We are delighted with this and thank them for their trust in us and their support for their children. Parent participation in steering groups, committees, various pedagogical councils, the management team, and our Humanitarian Group, to name a few, are essential elements of the school’s culture and learning environment. 

I am also very grateful to our corporate partners, colleagues at the Embassy and other partner organisations such as the Alliance Française. They are all essential to the success and recognition of our educational offering.

Through our multilingual French education programme, we at IFS constantly strive to empower our students to reach and exploit their full potential. Always eager to try, and try again, IFS students are encouraged to participate in all our educational activities, complemented by a wide range of extracurricular pursuits in the cultural, artistic, athletic and intellectual fields.

IFS is a member of a unique worldwide network of schools, the Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE). Our membership in the AEFE allows us to offer internationally mobile families an unparalleled opportunity for French education and to provide their children with continuity in their schooling around the world. Students can also benefit from the ADN-AEFE school exchange programme and a large number of resources through AGORA to better prepare for their entry into higher education in France or elsewhere in the world. 

IFS celebrates over 50 years of excellence in international education and is proud to lead its students to academic success by giving them the skills to face the challenges they will have in an increasingly global and digitalised world.

As part of the agreement with the AEFE, IFS’s accreditation brings recognition within the AEFE network. The pedagogical expertise acquired by the IFS teams over the past 50 years allows us to offer our students a culture that is open to the world around us and, above all, to place them in a position to succeed in their personal and professional lives.

At the end of their studies at IFS, students acquire a solid academic background and all the enrichments induced by pedagogy and activities resolutely turned towards diversity and open-mindedness.

Beyond this word of welcome on our site, I am impatient, dear students and parents, to welcome you soon to IFS.

Hervé Lebarque