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CityCape Town
CurriculumsBritish and French
Languages of instructionEnglish and French
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and French
Native English and French teachers
Extra languages (other than English and French)
Class sizes Average 19 students / class
Maximum 26 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: R 88,000
to: R 116,000
This school has more than one campus in Cape Town:
High School Campus: Ages 11 to 18

Address: 101, Hope Street – Gardens 8001 Cape Town South Africa

Pre-Primary and Primary Campus: Ages 3 to 11

Address: Corner Tramway and Kings road – Sea Point 8005 Cape Town South Africa

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

0.56 local student for each international student

Native English and French speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English and French

Yes. For free.

Additional language classes offered by the school

German, Spanish

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

We have projectors, tablets and laptops. We have science material.

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)

Yes. We have done so during Covid.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


External examinations or assessments available

French International Baccalauréat aka BFI. French International "Brevet" (at the end of grade 9)
Checkpoint (Cambridge for primary school) - CAE/FCE/YLE (Cambridge for secondary school).

Results in these examinations

100% pass rate, 80 to 95% with honors

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Written homework: only at the secondary school

Approximate hours of homework given

1 hour a day at the secondary school.
About 20 minutes at the primary school.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

Special programs with adaptation.
Presence of a specialised teacher to adapt some of the lessons / communicate with the parents and the staff about special needs. Presence of French as a Foreign Language teachers / English as a sSecond Languages teachers on a full-time basis.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We adapt our classes so that they can make progress. They are assigned different tasks.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes. External provider.

Entry evaluation for students

If they are over 5 years old and come from another school system, they are assessed so that we can define what class they will be assigned to.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Mathematics - English - French

Waiting list

If the school year has started already, and depending on the age group, there may be some waiting lists.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Mid-March is the deadline if you want to be certain your child has a spot. However, pupils can enlist at any moment, provided we have room for them.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time

8:30 at the primary school, 8:00 at the secondary school.

School finish time

Primary school - Monday to Thursday: 14:45. Friday: 12:30
Secondary school grade 6 to 10 - Mondays and Thursdays: 16:00. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 15:00
Grades 11 and 12: depending on the subjects, they might finish at 15:00, 16:00 or 17:00.

Supervised care before/after school

From 7:15 to 17:30.

School bus service available


School provided lunches


Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Upon request

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

The school offers about 40 clubs and activities.

Sports activities included

Physical education: on average 3 hours a week.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Facilities at the school

Library, theatre, science lab. Lounge for grades 10 to 12

Sports facilities at the school

Gym, basketball, mini-soccer (fives).
Rugby fields / swimming pool: 10 minute walk from our campuses.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Located in the heart of City of Cape Town, the Cape Town French School provides French and Cambridge English education from pre-primary to grade 12. Our students are fully bilingual (French-English), they also learn a third language (German or Spanish) and obtain the Baccalauréat Français International (BFI), which is recognised by over 400 universities (in Europe, the USA, Canada, the UK, and in all French speaking and English speaking countries).

Teaching approach of the school

The aim of the International French School of Cape Town is to provide each student with a complete and solid education within a safe and multicultural environment. The goal of the entire team is to encourage students to become respectful, independent young adults who want to achieve their full potential. The school belong to the AEFE network, with about 600 schools in almost 150 countries in the world, fully recognised by France and globally.

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