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Language of instructionFrench
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction French
Native French teachers
Extra languages (other than French)
Class sizes Average
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: €6,937
to: €8,553
Address: Galbarriatu, 10, 48170 Zamudio, Biscay, Spain

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

Spanish and French.

Ratio of local students to international students

70% of local students to 30% international students.

Native French speaking teachers

Yes all teachers are native speakers (French, English, Spanish, Basque and German).

Language support for students not fluent in French

Yes, we have extra classes of French and extra classes of Spanish if they need..

Additional language classes offered by the school

English, Spanish , Basque and German.

Max. number of students per class


Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

At this moment is not neccessary at all!

External examinations or assessments available

Our students complete the following exams:
- Baccalauréat (French Baccalaureate),
- Selectividad
- Diplôme National du Brevet,
- FCE Cambridge and CAE Cambridge.
- A2 in basque

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We have special programs for gifted, able and talented students:
- students can participate in the programs of our network, the AEFE (www.aefe.fr). Each year, for example, we participate in an international debate contest: "Ambassadeurs en Herbe". The selected students participate in a regional debate contest with the other schools of our network. The winners participate in a big international finale in Paris.
- Our network, the AEFE, also grants college scolarships (Bourse Excellence Major) to the best students of the french education network.

Student access to education psychologist

The school has a an educational psychologist and a nurse who can help students in need.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, in preschool (up to K5).
From 1rst grade, students who don't speak french are not allowed to join an academic year that has already started.

School start time

School starts at 8.00 am.

School finish time

Preschool and primary school end at 16h30 pm.
Secondary school ends between 15h00 pm.

Supervised care before/after school

We provide a supervised care after school, from 3 to 17h15 pm.

School bus service available


School provided lunches

Yes, we have a cafeteria and provide menus.

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

We offer extracurricular activities:
- for Kinder and primary school students, from 2 to 3 pm : basketball, soccer, danse, chess, robotics, panamanian culture, taekwondo, etc.
- for secondary school students: we have a sports association with activities after school.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Lycée Francais de Bilbao is a French international school in Bilbao, Spain.

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