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At IFS, physical education and sports (EPS, Education Physique et Sportive) plays a significant role in responding to multiple educational and academic needs and challenges.

An IFS education is broad and balanced by design in line with the French National curriculum and promotes the academic as well as physical development of your child. This includes the social, emotional development, thinking abilities, resilience and determination skills and leadership development.

Through sports education, IFS encourages personal fulfilment by providing space for socialisation and solidarity. Fostering respect for rules, for oneself and for others.

It is important at IFS to develop a sense of team spirit among our sporting teams and students in general. This contributes to learning about responsibility and citizenship.

Participating in sports education provides an equal opportunity for all students to integrate into the IFS student community. Students learn about and push their physical abilities, become knowledgeable about healthy lifestyle choices and healthy living.

At IFS the educational objectives of physical and sports education are the same throughout the school from Kindergarten to High School. Gradually over the course of a student’s time at IFS the complexity and difficulty level of learning in sports education increases. Core aspects of EPS include:

  • developing motor skills and learning to express yourself using your body
  • becoming familiar with working tools and methods by practising sport
  • sharing rules and taking on roles and responsibilities within a team
  • learning how to look after your health through regular physical activity
  • becoming familiar with a physical and artistic sport culture
  • gaining methods and ways of learning through sports



motor skills session

1 hour

a week with a sports teacher

Socialisation, Cooperation et Sharing

In Maternelle, physical activities contribute to the improvement and strengthening of motor, sensory, emotional, intellectual and social development of children. These activities mobilise, stimulate and enrich our student’s imagination.

Sports education in IFS Maternelle aims to develop cooperation, collaboration and establish constructive relationships. We look to foster respect of differences, thus contributing to socialisation at a very early age.

It is during this stage of childhood that basic motor skills are developed, which include fundamental actions such as:

  • moving (walking, running, jumping)
  • balancing (standing on one foot)
  • handling (seizing, pulling, pushing)
  • throwing, receiving objects

IFS students also learns to share with his peers during team games, singing and dancing games.


2 hours

a week

Over 15

sports practiced in Elementary

Motor skills, autonomy and respect

In Élémentaire physical education aims to continue to develop motor skills and the practice of physical, sports and artistic activities.

Sports is important at IFS and contributes to health education, enabling children to better understand and know their bodies. Sports in Élémentaire promotes responsibility and autonomy, giving students access to moral and social values, such as respect for rules, respect for oneself and for others.

Several physical activities and sports are worked on each year in order to build strong healthy learners.

Sport options in Élémentaire:
Acrobatic GymnasticsClimbingOrienteering
BasketballGymnasticsSynchronised Swimming
Circus ArtsLifesavingWrestling


4 hours

a week in grade 6

3 hours

a week from grade 7 to grade 9

15 sports

practiced in Middle School

Physical and artistic activities, development and solidarity

During Collège students move from pre-adolescence to adolescence and undergo significant physical and psychological developments that change them and affect their social life. Physical and sports education gives them new ways to understand themselves, other people and their environment. AI IFS we encourage and support our students to construct a positive image of themselves and increase their self-confidence. Students learning how to respect others and be part of a team.

In Collège we believe physical education provides access to a rich scope of practices, with strong cultural and social implications, important in developing the personal and collective life of an individual.

Throughout IFS and particularly in College, physical education aims to train intelligible, autonomous, physically and socially educated citizens, with a view to living together in harmony. Sports education enables our Collège students to pursue their well-being and to care for and understand better their health and their lifestyle choices.

Sport options in Collège:
Acrobatic GymnasticsClimbingRugby
BadmintonFootballTeam games
Circus ArtsLifesavingWrestling


2 hours

a week

16 sports

practiced in High School

Performance, engagement and responsibility

In Lycée, IFS students learn to produce their best performance, adapt their movements to varied environments, express themselves in front of others through artistic or acrobatic activities, lead and manage a match in a team or between two players. Building leadership skills and attitudes for success is central to an IFS education in Lycée. Preparing our students for the challenges they may face ahead.

Through physical, sports and artistic activities, students continue to develop their motor skills, learn how to prepare and to train, build social behaviours and promote their health.

At IFS sports education aims to train fulfilled citizens, able to engage regularly and independently in an active and supportive lifestyle.

Sport options in Lycée:
Acrobatic GymnasticsCircus ArtsGymnasticsSwimming
AthleticsClimbingHandballTeam games
BadmintonDanceRugbyTraining in Gym