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British and French
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Ages 2 to 17

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CityPhnom Penh
CurriculumsBritish and French
Languages of instructionEnglish and French
Age RangeAges 2 to 17
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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 14 students / class
Maximum 18 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 27,219,708 Riels
to: 49,564,244 Riels
This school has more than one campus in Phnom Penh:
Koh Pich Campus: Ages 2 to 17

Address: Elite Town Street, Diamond Island (Koh Pich), 12301 Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Bassac Garden Campus: Ages 2 to 4

Address: Bassac Garden City, 41 boulevard Preah Norodom, Khan Chamkarmon, Phnom Penh

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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

185

Number of nationalities represented in the school

32

Most common nationality

French

Ratio of local students to international students

20/80

Native English and French speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English and French

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Khmer, Mandarin, Spanish

Max. number of students per class

18

Average number of students per class

14

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Use of technology in the classroom

Interactive whiteboard, tablets, wifi in each classroom, laptop when needed

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, through Google Classroom & Pronote

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

EFI is a secular school, we however offer non-pork option at the canteen and respects all beliefs

External examinations or assessments available

From 2022, 3e / Grade 9 students complete the French National Diploma - "Brevet des Collèges"
From 2023, 2nd / Grade 10 students complete IGCSE
From 2025, Terminale / Grade 12 students complete French Baccalauréat and/or Cambridge's A-Level

Results in these examinations

100% succees

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the grade

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

The school started in 2016 with kindergarten so it's too early to answer

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

We have special needs teaching assistant for the students who need one

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

N/A

Student access to education psychologist

If needed we can put students and families in touch with a counselor and/or psychologist

Entry evaluation for students

Language test can be performed from Grade 1

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Language evaluation to make sure students can follow the classes

Waiting list

Depends on the class

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Registrations are possible all year long

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

School start time

8:00 a.m.

School finish time

3:00 p.m. (Kindergarten & Elementary school)
3:15 p.m. (Middle & High School)

Supervised care before/after school

From 7:40 am before class and until 3:30 pm after class

School bus service available

Yes

School provided lunches

Students can choose to use the school lunch service or to bring their own lunchbox

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

Everyday, there's vegetarian and non-pork options

Uniform required

Yes from MS / JK

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

More than 30 ECA and more than 10 CCA are offered inclunding: swimming, drama, judo, journalism, STEAM, Badminton, Art, etc.

Sports activities included

We have a specialist PE teacher who goes in each class at least once a week and provide training in many different sports such as basketball, athletism, volley-ball, swimming and so on

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Currently 1 swimming team, we are planning to start new teams from school year 2024-2025 such as football, badminton, volleyball, judo

Facilities at the school

There's 1 blackbox theater (600 seats ), 2 libraries, 2 swimming-pool (including one specially designed for young children) , 4 sciences labs, 1 IT room, 1 green room, 5 playgrounds (including a ninja-style one), 1 butterfly garden, 1 music room, 1 art room

Sports facilities at the school

2 swimming pools, 2 gymnasiums, 4 football pitch, 4 basketball court

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

EFI is the only program to provide a combined French-English language education in Phnom Penh. Together with two native-speaking teachers, the students will discover two linguistic and cultural worlds. Their pedagogical approach focuses more on practicing a language – speaking, listening - and fully experience its culture, rather than just learn it.

Teaching approach of the school

The EFI education is based on internationally recognized pedagogical approaches. Our educational team was inspired by the best existing school systems to develop a quality bilingual education program. While it follows the French national school program, we make sure to adapted it to our international context. We respect every personalities of our students through positive discipline, and provide differentiated education in order to adapt to each student need.

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