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Ages 2 to 16

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CityPhnom Penh
CurriculumsBritish and French
Languages of instructionEnglish and French
Age RangeAges 2 to 16
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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 12 students / class
Maximum 15 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 26,103,412 Riels
to: 46,496,703 Riels
This school has more than one campus in Phnom Penh:
Koh Pich Campus: Ages 2 to 16

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

150

Number of nationalities represented in the school

28

Most common nationality

French

Ratio of local students to international students

40/60

Max. number of students per class

15

Average number of students per class

12

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

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, Latin

Use of technology in the classroom

Interactive whiteboard, tablets, wifi in each classroom

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, Seesaw and Zoom

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the grade

Uniform required

Yes from MS / JK

Waiting list

Depends on the class

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

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Registrations are possible all year long

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

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

External examinations or assessments available

Key English Test of Cambridge Assessment English.
From 2022, 3e / Grade 9 students will complete the French Middle School Exam, "Brevet des Collèges"
From 2023, 2nd / Grade 10 students will complete IGCSE

Results in these examinations

100% succees

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

School bus service available

Yes but it is currently suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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

Student access to education psychologist

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

School start time

8:00 a.m.

School finish time

3:00 p.m. (Kindergarten & Primary)
3:00 p.m. (Middle School)

Supervised care before/after school

From 7:45 am before class and until 3:30 pm after class

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

More than 30 ECA are normally offered but ECA are currently suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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

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 and so on

Sports facilities at the school

Swimming pool, gymnasium, football pitch, basketball court

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Other facilities at the school

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

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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