Can non-French join IFS?

IFS is an affordable premium International school open to all nationalities, including families who are not native French speakers.

We welcome families of all backgrounds and currently have students from over 67 nationalities attending the school.

In addition to providing ample time to English for native speakers to continue their linguistic progression, IFS has several programmes in place to introduce and support teaching and learning in French.

We work hard to ensure that every child is comfortable at school and among their friends, both in French, English and their native language.

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From a very early age, IFS offers additional support and attention, starting in Grande Section (grade K2, age 5) through its FLSco – Français Langue de Scolarisation (French Language Schooling) programme. This French language

immersion support programme takes small groups of children right up to CM2 (grade 5, age 10/11) and provides them with additional French language learning support during school hours.

2Continuing support

In College (Middle school) French language support continues through the French Passerelle, (meaning bridge or gateway) programme conducted in Sixieme and Cinquieme (grade 6 and 7, age 11 to 12/13). French Passerelle is a dedicated class of non-French speaking students who get extra French

language support during school hours. This is supplemented through our partnership programmes with the Alliance Française de Singapour.

3Gradual Integration

At IFS, our immersive bilingual curriculum, (FLSco and French Passerelle) is designed to gradually integrate international students aged 3-13 years old to the French curriculum. We are providing them with support and encouragement to become creative, confident bilingual communicators.

Note: For some grades, pre-requisites in French are needed.

To enrol in Quatrieme, (grade 8, age 13) students will need to achieve a level B2 on the CEFR Global Scale.

To enrol in Seconde, (grade 10, age 15) students will need to achieve a level C1 on the CEFR Global Scale

Reference: Global-scale – Table 1 (CEFR 3.3): Common Reference levels