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French Schools in Australia

In addition to the French Lycée, you will find many schools offering bilingual instruction in Australia. The list below contains the most popular international and bilingual schools in Australia with French speaking education:  nursery schools, primary and secondary (high) schools, International Baccalaureate (the IB program is commonly offered), and other diploma in Australia with fee information.

French Schools in Sydney

The International French School Of Sydney (Lycée Condorcet)
Address: 758 Anzac Parade
Maroubra, NSW 2035, Australia
Tel: (61) - 02 - 9344 8692
Tuition Rates: $10,145 - $17,882 Australian per year

The International French School of Sydney is approved and regulated by French authorities. The school is accredited to prepare students for the French secondary exams (Diplôme National du Brevet and the Baccalauréat). The school of Sydney is also a French exam centre for the whole of Australia. The teaching is carried out entirely in English, from Year 10 to Year 12. The Preschool (petite and moyenne section) is approved by the NSW Department of Community Services (DOCS). The school belongs to the Association of Independent Schools (AIS).

Killarney Heights Public School (F.A.N.S.)
Address: Tralee Ave
Killarney Heights NSW 2087 Australia
Tel: (02) 9451 9547
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

A bilingual programme is offered from Kindergarten to Year 6. This programme is organized in partnership with the school and the French Speaking Association of the North Shore (F.A.N.S.). The school follows the New South Wales state curriculum.

French Schools in Melbourne

The Melbourne French School
Address: 186 Balaclava Road
Caulfield Noth VIC 3161 Australia
Tel: (03)9509 6872
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Operated from a private section within Caulfield Junior College. French Section of the CJC is recognized by the Education Department of Victoria and certified by the AEFE (Agency for French Teaching Abroad) and now hosts over 240 students from Kindergarten up to the sixth grade.

The Ecole secondaire française de Melbourne (ESFM)
Address: Glen Eira College
76 Booran Road,
Caulfield East 3145 Australia
Tel: (03) 9371 0079
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Established within the Australian secondary public college of Glen Eira College, the ESFM provides high school students with the opportunity to continue studying French and Maths as an option according to the French Education Curriculum, while being integrated within an Australian school. Hence French speakers are able to continue with part of their French education in French from 6ème to 3ème.

French Schools in Canberra

Ecole maternelle franco-australienne Red Hill
Address: Astrolabe Street
Red Hill ACT 2603 Australia
Tel: 61 2 6295 0621
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

French Australian Preschool is the largest preschool and day care centre in the ACT. Offers progressive immersion in the French language and meets the French Ministry of Education's curriculum requirements for the "école maternelle" system. The center is accredited by the Australian National Childcare Accreditation Council, allowing eligible families to receive Child Care Benefit and/or Child Care Rebate.

Telopea Park School
Address: New South Wales Crescent
Barton ACT 2600 Australia
Tel: (02) 6205 5599
Tuition Rates: Approximately $250-350 Australian per year

The Telopea Park School offers education in French and in English. It provides bilingual education from kindergarten to Seconde (Year 10). The baccalauréat exams take place in Singapore.

For many other schools offering international education (including other languages such as German, Japonese...) you can read our article on international schools in Australia.