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IB and French curriculums
Bilingual
Ages 3 to 18

Lycée Francais de Chicago

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CurriculumsIB and French
Languages of instructionEnglish and French
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Language of instruction English and French
Native English and French teachers
Extra languages (other than English and French)
Class sizes Average
Maximum
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: $22,560
to: $22,560
Address: 1929 West Wilson Ave. Chicago, IL 60640, USA
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Number of students

800

Native English and French speaking teachers

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

German, Latin, Mandarin, Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

Preschool–Grade 1: Each classroom has a set of 5–7 iPads. Students use iPads for literacy activities, practice on specific concepts, and to document classroom activities.

Grades 2–5: Each classroom has a set of 10 iPads and access to a set of Windows laptops. Students use iPads to make movies, multimedia books and screencasts about their learning. Using Windows laptops, students learn touch typing, file management and productivity applications.

Grades 6–8: Every student is provided with a Chromebook to facilitate classroom activities and create a stronger continuum between classroom work and homework.

Grades 9–12: In grades 9-12, every student brings a laptop to school. Laptops may be family-owned or rented from school. Students use laptops in class activities ranging from accessing digital texts to creating movies.

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma, French Baccalaureate

Supervised care before/after school

Pre-Elementary School, Pre-K–Kindergarten:
- Before School Childcare: Begins at 7:00 am
- Wednesday afternoon Childcare (Pre-Elementary students do not have school on Wednesday afternoons): 11:00 am–3:00 pm
- After School Childcare until 4:35 pm
- After School Childcare, Extended Day: up until 6:00 pm

Elementary School, Grades 1–5:
- Before School Childcare: Begins at 7:00 am
- After School Homework Help: End of School Day to 4:35 pm
- After School Childcare, Extended Day: up until 6:00 pm

Middle School, Grades 6–8:
- After School Academic Support

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

- Art Classes (Musical Theater, Dance, Visual Arts, and More)
- STEM Classes (Environmental Studies, Innovation and Technology, Lego Engineering, and More)
- Sports Teams and Classes
- Music Lessons and Ensembles

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports facilities at the school

Full-size gymnasium, 2 playgrounds, soccer field, basketball court

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The Lycée Français de Chicago has been providing a world-class education to American and international students since 1995. Beginning in pre-K and continuing through grade 12, students thrive in a unique multicultural, dual-language learning environment where instruction is provided in French and English.

LFC's curricula culminates in world renowned diploma programs. Students can choose to follow either the French Baccalaureate or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma program, both highly regarded for their rigor and strength in preparing students for university and beyond. The IB program is offered to students in grades 9–12.

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