Helping to develop intelligent and confident students is our specialty. However, high school is only the start. Diplomas serve as gateways to continue higher education. A student is only able to study in the schools that the diploma supports. That is why we prepare our students with the potential to earn not one, but three, diplomas at graduation. LIH aims to give students access to the plethora of universities and colleges all over the world, not just in the United States.


Primary School


Our curriculum follows the French Ministry of Education and complies with the latest reforms.


Our curriculum follows the American curricula and complies with the latest reforms. Students are prepared to succeed at American standardized tests.


We follow the standards set by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Secondary School

Diplôme National du Brevet

Our students will be prepared for the Diplôme du Brevet des Collèges (Middle School Certificate).


Our students will be prepared for the French Baccalauréat diploma.

Baccalauréat Franco-Américain

Our students will be prepared for the Baccalauréat Franco-Américain diploma.

International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate Program (IB) is a college preparatory academic course of study that is comprehensive, internationally acclaimed and offered by LIH essentially in English. A prominent goal of the IB program is to develop “internationally-minded people, who recognize their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.” At LIH, our IB students have the opportunity to obtain the Bilingual IB Diploma by taking literature courses in two different languages. This specialized diploma is achieved by only 30% of IB students worldwide.

For further information about the IB and its programmes visit http://www.ibo.org


Our students will be taught to excel at American standardized tests.

Accreditation by the AEFE (Agency for French Teaching Abroad) and the French Ministry of Education

Lycée International de Houston is accredited (‘Homologation”) by the French Ministry of Education (AEFE).The Lycée International de Houston is now part of the extensive AEFE network of nearly 500 French schools with over 370,000 students enrolled in 139 countries.

France is the only country that has made the choice to have such an extensive network of schools outside of its borders.

Lycée International de Houston is accredited (‘Homologation”) by the French Ministry of Education (AEFE) which certifies that the teaching provided by the school complies with the demands, curricula, teaching objectives and organizational rules of the French education system. All students from accredited schools can pursue their education in any French school, either in France or abroad, without having to take an entry examination.

Lycée International de Houston is one of 57 accredited French Schools in the US and every grade from PS to Terminale is accredited under this system. The Lycée International de Houston initial accreditation is for Cycle 1 to 3.

International Baccalaureate

Lycée International de Houston is authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program. The International Baccalaureate World Schools are regarded as the gold standard of education around the world, the IB Diploma Program is offered in 138 countries. It is recognized by the most prestigious colleges and universities in the world, including Harvard and MIT.

Embracing academic challenges for lifelong success. The Diploma Program (DP) is offered to upperclassmen within two years of study: Grades 11 and 12. This is an academically challenging program pursued by students who are preparing for success within a university setting and beyond. DP coursework addresses the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical well-being of our students at a rigorous level of study. Full Diploma Program students agree to test in six subject areas (English, World Languages, Humanities, Sciences, Mathematics, and Arts) and their successful completion of IB exams with a passing score can lead to college credits in a given subject.

For further information about the IB and its programmes visit http://www.ibo.org.