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        • About Us

          Forging future leaders for a globalized world, right here in Texas.

          Future leaders are not born, they are educated. And now more than ever, the world needs great leaders. Give your young student the best opportunity to become one of them at the Lycée International de Houston.

          When you choose a school, you choose the community in which your child and your family will live and grow for the coming years. That community matters, immensely: it must enrich, support, and inspire your child and family, all in equal measure. Our community has prepared students to navigate the world with confidence and empathy. We achieve this through rigorous bilingual, French, and International Baccalaureate education programs, and a vibrant school culture strengthened by multilingual, multinational educators, and families. Your student will develop the integrity, intelligence, and adaptability that are integral to forging exceptional international leaders. Your student will learn to master French and helping them cultivate a well-rounded, open-minded, and respectful worldview.

        • Passport to the World

          We are delighted that you have decided to explore the Lycée International de Houston Bilingual School. We appreciate that choosing the right school for your child is an important decision and we are here to help as you move through the admissions process.

          Our school offers a unique opportunity for your child to become fully bilingual, opening up to your child a future that extends beyond borders! Give your child a head start through a bilingual educational experience unlike any other in a safe, fun, and enriching environment. Nurture your child’s natural talents, give them the advantage of knowing multiple languages and cultures, and help them realize their full potential as an internationally focused and empowered leader.

          The world needs leaders now more than ever — will your child be one of them?

        • Academics

          Creating Extraordinary Leaders Who Will Shape the 21st Century

          The Lycée International de Houston’s education is highly structured, rigorous, and inclusive. The curriculum is taught by highly motivated, supportive teachers who understand that establishing a relationship with your child unlocks the door to learning and future success. Your child will be empowered for both work and work ethic as we guide them academically and emotionally on their journey to becoming a strong leader.

          Our students pursue knowledge and understanding through deep inquiry. They develop critical thinking in order to better understand the complexity of the world and make wise choices. Our academic programs are enhanced by our world-class language immersion model. We are committed to help each student reach their highest possible level of language proficiency and to prepare them for our increasingly global, interconnected world.

        • School Life

          Serving the needs of the whole student

          Our mission is to develop our students not only as learners, but also as individuals and global citizens. Our approach to fostering individuals and citizens rests on our values of excellence, rigor, and kindness, which are integrated into everything we do.

          We encourage our students to discover new personal interests and develop their passions through a varied program of athletics, arts, clubs, and other extracurricular activities. Whether it is music, dance, painting, or badminton, fencing, or soccer; the Lycée International de Houston has the facilities guaranteed to provide your child with a top-tier education that extends far beyond the classroom. We nurture students as individuals, focusing on helping them acquire skills for life, including self-confidence, team spirit, creativity, initiative, leadership, and entrepreneurship. We give our students all of the tools to let them cultivate new interests and live an active lifestyle!

        • Community

          We are proud of the diverse and inclusive community we have created and nurtured at the Lycée International de Houston — a community comprised of families, students, faculty, and staff representing more than 50 nationalities.

          We believe that a cohesive community of individuals from many backgrounds — socio-economic, ethnic, racial, linguistic, national, religious, and sexual orientation — provides the ideal setting for the development of respect and understanding and helps prepare students to thrive, collaborate, and innovate in an increasingly global, interconnected world.

          We take it to heart to be very family-oriented, to work and learn together, from each other, to strengthen our bond as a community. This enables us to create a warm, welcoming, and nurturing learning environment for our children, in class and beyond, which, we believe, is critical to help them thrive and grow.

          Being able to be part of a community that is culturally diverse and yet that has so much in common gives all of us a chance to develop friendships, share and celebrate our love for the French language and francophone cultures (through our programs and events), and help children embrace their multicultural background and build their bilingual identity

        • Giving

          Lycée International de Houston welcomes students as young as 18 months all the way up to high school grade levels. With our International Baccalaureate Program, students will be prepared for whatever challenges they face all around the globe.

           

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FAQs

A. As admission is selective and cannot be guaranteed, the Lycée International de Houston begins accepting applications in September one year ahead of the intended year of entry.

Apply now The application is a paperless process.

A. To submit an application you need to attach a recent photo of the applicant

A. La Crèche/18 month- GS/Kindergarten:  October 31

Decision letter will be sent out January15

*Applications received after this deadline will be considered based on availability.

CP/1-CM2/5: November 30

Decision letter will be sent out Febuary15

*Applications received after this deadline will be considered based on availability.

6eme/6-Tle/12: December 31

Decision letter will be sent out March 15

*Applications received after this deadline will be considered based on availability.

All decisions will be sent via email only.

A. Yes, Students must apply each year that they wish to be considered for admission.

A. Each applicant is considered for admission based on his or her own application. The admissions process includes a review of child evaluations, parent interviews, observation day, any existing school records and other factors that help us make sure all admitted students will thrive in our rigorous, bilingual learning environment. Regardless of sibling or relatives going through the process at the same time.

A. Yes, the Lycée International de Houston has rolling admissions and will be processed based on availability of openings  in the intended grade(s).

A. We do not offer sibling discount.

A:  Yes, The Lycee International de Houston School has a selective admission process. We evaluate each applicant based on the following criteria to make a determination as to whether the Lycee International de Houston school is the right fit.
We require the following to complete our admissions process:
-Online Application
-Testing: WPPSI, WISC or ISEE
-Teacher Recommendation(s)
-Interview
-Observation day
-Report Cards/Transcript
-Immunization Record
In addition to these requirements, we look for students who are academically motivated and exhibit a curiosity for learning.

Applicants to K/GS and 1st grade/CP must submit the results of the WPPSI.
Applicants to 2nd through 4th grade must submit the results of the WISC.
For applicants outside of the Houston area, the WISC and WPPSI tests can be administered by any certified psychologist. Please have the results sent to The Lycee International de Houston School. The test should be administered in the child’s first language.
Applicants to 5th through 12th grade must submit results of the ISEE.

 

A: All students must provide a copy of their immunization records before the first day of class. LIH uses Magnus Health for all student medical information.

Immunization documents must be translated if not in the English language. For a list of immunizations required by the State of Texas, please click here 

A. Observations are for applicants and are designed to help evaluate each applicant based on criteria to make sure all admitted applicants will thrive in our rigors ,bilingual program and  determine as to whether the Lycée International de Houston School is the right fit.  Admission Office will contact you to schedule applicant’s observation day.

A. An interview is made to all applicant parents who do not have a child currently enrolled at the Lycée International de Houston. The interview will determine if the Lycée International de Houston is the right fit for your child. Admission Office will contact you to schedule your parent interview.

A. Only students who have been accepted  are given the opportunity to visit classes at the Lycée International de Houston.

A. The Lycée International de Houston offers Open house events.  click here for dates to rsvp

If you would like a virtual tour  click here

If you have any questions, please contact our Admission Team at admission@lihouston.org or call(832)474-1013 extension 205.

A: Many of our students arrive at LIH without any previous exposure to English, and nearly all of them go on to excel in both languages.

Our la Crèche and prekindergarten classrooms create a welcoming environment where children can gradually become comfortable with English, and all of our programs are designed to support the academic success of all students regardless of the language spoken at home.

A: Nearly one third of our students arrive at LIH without any previous exposure to French, and nearly all of them go on to excel in both languages.

Our la Crèche and prekindergarten classrooms create a welcoming environment where children can gradually become comfortable with French, and all of our programs are designed to support the academic success of all students regardless of the language spoken at home.

A: Since bilingualism makes it easier to learn a third language, children whose families speak a language other than English or French tend to thrive at LIH.

A: Lycée International de Houston welcome children starting at age 18 months in its dedicated “la Crèche Section”. Children in la Crèche and PK2/TPS, and PK3/PS do not have to be potty trained to be enrolled in this class.

A. The ” La Crèche and Toute Petite section”, starting at age 18 months and 2 years old, is the beginning of formalized education based on the French curriculum program. Its focus is on developing the skills required for kindergarten and elementary school.

A: The reading and study skills learned in French transfer into English and the reading and study skills learned in English transfer to French. That is, once a child has grasped that letters make sounds, and sounds combine to make words, that skill is applicable to any language with the same alphabet. Both French and English language are taught 5 hours a week.

Bilingualism enhances children’s understanding of the workings of language, and—since one-third of the words in English are of French origin—knowledge of French helps build vocabulary for reading in English.

A: A third language, Spanish, is introduced in CP/1st grade until graduation. In addition, students can choose Arabic, German, or Mandarin-Chinese.

A: As a school that has begun the accreditation process by the Ministry of France, LIH students have the opportunity to take the Diplôme National du Brevet (DNB), which is a series of examinations in support of the curriculum of France. The DNB assesses the knowledge and skills students have acquired by the end of middle school, and includes tests in math, French, history-geography, science and an oral exercise that could focus on art or citizenship. Tests are externally marked, providing students with an external measure of their competencies, skills and knowledge. As well, students gain the opportunity to broaden their academic portfolio with a recognized diploma from France.

A. The French “Baccalauréat” or “BAC” is a diploma that marks the completion of a French high school program and follows the curriculum guidelines established by the French Ministry of Education.  The Bac exams are taken over a two-year period (11th and 12th grade) and includes written as well as oral parts. It is a challenging and highly respected diploma widely recognized by universities around the world. Students entering North American universities often do so with a certain number of credits (generally up to the equivalent of one year). In addition to the “baccalauréat” (a national exam graded by external examiners), the curriculum at the Lycée International de Houston is accredited (“Homologation”) by the French Ministry of Education (AEFE).  Students can also be awarded an American high school diploma.

A. The French American Baccalaureate the is a binational baccalauréat, which combines the academic demands of Advanced Placement Program (AP) courses and exams, operated by the US College Board with the widely recognized excellence of the French baccalaureate managed by the French Ministry of Education.

The FAB is currently available only in the United States and is really suited to students who are completely proficient in both English and French and who can successfully manage the double demands of American APs and of the French Baccalauréat.

In the L track, students take three APs :

  • AP English Language and Composition (in 11th grade)
  • AP English Literature and Composition (in 12th grade)
  • AP European or World History or US History (in 12th grade)

In the ES track, students take three or four APs :

  • AP European or World History or US History (in 11th grade)
  • AP English Literature and Composition (in 12th grade)
  • AP Microeconomics and Macroeconomics or AP Statistics

In the S track, students take three APs :

  • AP European or World History or US History (in 11th grade)
  • AP English Literature and Composition (in 12th grade)
  • AP Biology or AP Calculus AB

Students who pass the French American Baccalauréat have demonstrated their ability to succeed in the French curriculum and in university-level American classes: they are particularly well prepared to succeed their studies in the best French higher education institutions and in the best universities in the world. The Lycée International de Houston is accredited(“Homologation”) by the French Ministry of Education (AEFE).

A. The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a two-year educational programme primarily aimed at 16-to-19-year-olds in 140 countries around the world. The programme provides an internationally accepted qualification for entry into higher education and is recognized by many universities worldwide.  The Lycée International de Houston is authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate(IB) Diploma Programme.

A: Children with no prior exposure to the French language can attend LIH’s Preschool and Kindergarten. Starting in First Grade, we find that students who do not speak any French have a hard time keeping up with the curriculum, as 55% of it is conducted in French; therefore, parents will need to ensure their student gets the additional language support in the afternoon to help the student reach fluency in French (typically it takes three (3) years to reach grade level proficiency). Starting in 6ème/6th grade though students with no prior French language experience can join the LIH Middle School in the new international track, slated to open in September 2020.

A: Homework at LIH starts in first grade. Homework almost always include an independent reading time. Additionally, our students have a short assignment that review/rework a concept seen that same day at school.

This is a good way for a child to memorize and practice a new concept, but also for parents to see the learning process, and know what is happening in their child’s school life. The students are always able to understand what is asked of them and do not usually need any support from a parent/adult.

Your child also has the option of Etude (Study Hall) for CP/1st grade to CM2/5th grade. Parents can allow their child to go to Etude on any given day from Monday to Friday from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Three (3) days a week there is French homework support and two (2) days a week English homework support. Children will be grouped by grade level and will have the opportunity to do their homework, after a snack and a brief recess.

A: The school opens at 7:30 and parents are allowed to drop-off their (child(ren) at this time and this service is included in tuition.Extended Day care runs from 3:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. for all grades for a fee.

A: Afternoons at Lycée International de Houston are filled with fun options: Aftercare, enrichment classes, etude/study hall, and extracurricular activities. Learn more about the afterschool care at Afterschool.

In addition to Winter and Summer breaks, LIH is closed for one week in October, one week in February, and one week in April. During these three breaks, LIH is open with day camp options for all of our children. Days of camp can be purchase one by one as needed, or you can decide to sign up for all of them. Please click on the Camps website link.

A:Our uniform communicates the spirit and loyalty of the Lycée International de Houston and the seriousness with which we pursue intellectual excellence. The Lycée International de Houston approach to academic excellence is not sloppy or haphazard; neither is our dress code. Our uniform is a major contributor in establishing a sense of pride and loyalty and community spirit among our students: pride in themselves and in our school.

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A: One of the great joys at the Lycée International de Houston is experiencing how French and English are spoken and “mixed” among our students across all the grade levels. Generally speaking, in the lower levels, the children speak the language they, or their friends, are most comfortable in. In the upper levels, English tends to be spoken more between students outside of class. Vive la difference!

A: LIH students, faculty, staff and families come from many different origins. About one-third of our students are French nationals and another third are American, but we welcome students from more than 45 different countries around the world, including Mexico , Egypt , China, Belgium, Lebanon, Nigeria, Tunisia, Senegal, Switzerland, Canada, and Brazil, among many more.

As published in k12.niche.com, LIH is the Most Diverse Private High School in Houston area

A: All of the teachers in our French program (including in our preschool/TK program) are native speakers.

At the Lower School, including at the Preschool, all of our core subject teachers hold credentials from either the French Ministry of Education or the State of Texas.

At the Middle and High School, all of our teachers hold either a credential or an advanced degree in the subject they teach. All of the teachers in our English program are fully credentialed.

A: LIH does offer private bus transportation. There are multiple bus routes available in the Houston area for an additional fee. However, the school may cancel a route if the number of riders hinders the financial viability of the route. Please go to our website at Transportation.

A: All of the money raised through our Annual Fund goes directly back to the school to help defray current-year operating expenses and supports the people and programs that make LIH so remarkable. Among many items, these investments include enhancing our innovative and challenging curricular program, improving our media and technology resources, recruiting new teachers who are passionate about our school, and providing professional development for our current dedicated faculty.

The Annual Fund provides “unrestricted” funding, which simply means the school is able to use it where it is needed most in order to provide our children with the best possible learning environment.

A: At LIH, we value both cultural and socio-economic diversity and strive to keep the one-of-a-kind education we offer affordable to as many families as possible.

Gifts to the Annual Fund may also qualify for a matching gift from your employer, which would allow you to double or even triple your support. A gift of $100 becomes a gift of $200! Tuition is not eligible for such matching gifts. If you are not sure if your employer matches gifts, please check with your HR department for assistance with the process.

A: The Office of Admissions is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Parents are welcome to drop-in or to send an email to admission@lihouston.org to set an appointment.

A: In addition to the generous donations from the LIH community, support from other funders such as foundations, corporations, and other individuals is critical if we want to continue to grow and improve the school for our children. One hundred percent participation to the Annual Fund from our Board of Directors, staff, and parents shows that we have a solid base of support from our community.

Whether or not an organization has 100% financial participation from its community is a serious funder consideration before awarding grant support. By donating to the Annual Fund, your dollars help us raise more dollars. Your gift of $1000 might effectively turn into a gift of $1200 or $1500. Increasing participation is the most important goal of the Annual Fund drive – we need to reach 100% participation in the Annual Fund from our entire LIH community in order to be considered for potential grant funding which can advance our math and science programs, art and music programs, support professional development for our teachers, and much more.

With our strategy for the future in place and a renewed commitment to actively seek out and secure grants, being able to show complete support from our community will be a major factor in any grant maker’s decision whether to award us funding. Financial support from foundations and corporations will allow us to expand and enhance our school in incredible ways.

A: It is our hope that LIH will be among your family’s top philanthropic priorities. We want to reach our goal of $50,000 towards the 2019-2020 Annual Fund Drive. We recognize and understand that large gifts may be beyond the abilities of some families, and some families may be able to give much more. Above all, please know that EVERY gift to the Annual Fund is needed and greatly appreciated.

100% participation is most important to us, making each gift meaningful, no matter the amount. We hope that every family will give at the level they feel most comfortable. Whether it is a gift of $10 or $10,000, each gift represents your steadfast commitment to the success of our school, and we are truly grateful for your contribution. We thank you for your support!

A: The application fee is used strictly to cover the cost of the assessment and admissions process.

A: The new student fee is a onetime payment of $1,200 per student.

All new students, including students who have not previously enrolled in the past 2 years, must pay a one-time non-refundable fee. The new student orientation fee is a onetime mandatory fee assessed each fall term to all new students. This fee supports the cost associated many academic and transition programs designed specifically to set students up for success.

A: A non-refundable building fee is due at the time of enrollment. Private schools require working capital to fund routine operating costs such as teacher and administrator salaries and benefits, academic and athletic programs, utilities, repair and maintenance, printing, copying and office supplies, IT supplies, software and services, student transportation and the like. One source of such working capital is the building fee.

A: 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in hundreds of confirmed cases in China, including cases outside Wuhan, with additional cases being identified in a growing number of countries internationally. The latest situation summary updates are available on CDC’s web page 2019 Novel Coronavirus, Wuhan, China.

A: No. 2019 nCoV is not the same coronavirus that caused severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003 and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in 2012, but is similar in that it is causing respiratory illness.

A: People who are infected with 2019 nCoV have developed mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms including fever, cough, shortness of breath, and potentially respiratory distress. There are many types of illnesses that can cause these types of respiratory symptoms. Individuals who have these symptoms and have had traveled to Wuhan, China or have had close contact with someone with 2019 nCoV should be medically evaluated.

A: People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs, talks, sneezes or exhales. These droplets land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. People can also catch COVID-19 if they breathe in droplets from a person with COVID-19 who coughs out or exhales droplets. This is why it is important to stay more than 6 feet away from a person who is sick.

Can the virus that causes COVID-19 be transmitted through the air?
Studies to date suggest that the virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through contact with respiratory droplets rather than through the air. See previous answer on “How does COVID-19 spread?”

Can COVID-19 be caught from a person who has no symptoms?
Check facts: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/transmission.html

Can someone spread the virus without being sick?

  • People are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest).
  • Some spread might be possible before people show symptoms; there have been reports of this occurring with this new coronavirus, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

A: Diagnosis occurs through laboratory testing of respiratory specimens and serum (blood). Some coronavirus strains cause the common cold and patients tested by their health care provider may test positive for these types. The 2019 nCoV strain can only be detected at a public health laboratory.

A: Currently, there is not a vaccine for 2019 nCoV

A: Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. Many countries around the world have seen cases of COVID-19 and several have seen outbreaks. Authorities in China and some other countries have succeeded in slowing or stopping their outbreaks. However, the situation is unpredictable so check regularly for the latest news.

You can reduce your chances of being infected or spreading COVID-19 by taking some simple precautions:

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

Maintain at least 6 feet distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Why? When someone coughs or sneezes, they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene, you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.

Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.

Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.

Keep up to date on the latest COVID-19 hotspots (cities or local areas where COVID-19 is spreading widely). If possible, avoid traveling to places – especially if you are an older person or have diabetes, heart, immune deficiency, cancer, or lung disease. Why? You have a higher chance of complications COVID-19 in one of these areas.

A: No confirmed cases.

A: The Latest News and Newsletter will be used for continuous updates. We will also, update the website at https://www.lihouston.org/coronavirus/.

Additionally, LIH will share any updated information via social media channels.

A: The school will not be open for students to get things out of their lockers. Anything a student needs will be scanned for them and sent by email or available for pick-up as a packet from the campus.

A: LIH provides a remote learning plan through Moodle. Moodle will document the time spent preparing, teaching, and working with the children. Moodle will track logins and other usage metrics. The purpose of instructional continuity is to maximize the amount of instructional time for students this school year and support student mastery of grade level standards.

A: Some of the work will be graded for completion. Other material will be evaluated for quality and correctness. As a parent, you will not be required to grade anything, but you may be asked to sign off on certain tasks (e.g. reading for a certain amount of time per day) to ensure that they were completed.

Monitoring student progress remains integral to the success of any instructional program. In the current environment, monitoring also helps diagnose whether newly implemented remote instructional methods and materials are successful. Assessing student mastery allows educators to adjust and adapt methods and materials as appropriate. Effective monitoring includes determining grades for students and determining whether students have demonstrated proficiency in knowledge and skills cataloged in the student expectations or other subject-specific standards.

LIH will continue monitoring student progress through the lens of three different types of assessments:

  • Formative Assessments measure student performance on specific student expectations immediately following instruction to inform a teacher’s instructional choices, adjustments to unit plans, or changes to lessons.
  • Interim Assessments or benchmarks measure a student’s understanding of a broader span of student expectations at the end of a quarter or semester, or midpoint of a curricular unit, to monitor progress, predict summative performance, and identify students for intervention.
  • Summative Assessments measure mastery of a broad span of knowledge and skills at the end of an instructional unit or school year to prove learning occurred, evaluate long-term retention, and determine the effectiveness of a program.

LIH has also created structures and schedules for student-teacher conferences for student support and the teachers will execute and track those student-teacher conferences.

A: Teachers will be available M-F to answer emails from both students and parents, and some may set up other forms of communication. You can always email them and expect a response within 24 hours.

A: If a student is unable to finish a task within a specific duration of time, the student is welcome to continue working until they complete the work. However, if your student seems to be struggling to finish their work in a reasonable amount of time, please email your teacher to receive additional support and advice on how to best manage the tasks in Moodle.

A: Many of the teachers have included extra enrichment activities on Moodle. Parents are also encouraged to supplement Moodle tasks with quality literature, listening to classical music, time outside for exercise, and other experiences that make the best use of the period of remote learning.

A: Some of the Moodle courses may contain suggestions for online resources that can help students learn the material, complete their work, or explore topics further. Please contact the teacher for additional resources.

A: The amount of attention needed will vary depending on the age of the child and the subject matter. The work for older students can largely be done independently. Younger students will likely need some support from a parent or a caregiver to accomplish the tasks in their packets.

A: Yes. Students may be in contact with classmates by phone or computer (but in-person gatherings should be avoided). Fellow students can be a good source of mutual assistance, particularly at the upper grades. That said, while we encourage a certain amount of collaboration, a student’s work must be his or her own. Normal academic honesty principles are still in place.

A: Your teacher is available via Moodle and email M-F from 7:50 AM to 3:30 PM.

A: We will not have any resources available at our schools. We deeply apologize for any hardship that this may cause.

A: Our school will remain closed through April 24, 2020. This timeline gives the schools and families the clarity they need to make appropriate plans, while leaving open the possibility of still returning for the last month of the school year.

A: We are working with the TEA and the Governor’s office in Texas for additional information. You can read more here: https://tea.texas.gov/

A: The risk depends on where you are – and more specifically, whether there is a COVID-19 outbreak unfolding there.

For most people in most locations the risk of catching COVID-19 is still low. However, there are now places around the world (cities or areas) where the disease is spreading. For people living in, or visiting, these areas the risk of catching COVID-19 is higher. Governments and health authorities are taking vigorous action every time a new case of COVID-19 is identified. Be sure to comply with any local restrictions on travel, movement or large gatherings. Cooperating with disease control efforts will reduce your risk of catching or spreading COVID-19.

COVID-19 outbreaks can be contained, and transmission stopped, as has been shown in China and some other countries. Unfortunately, new outbreaks can emerge rapidly. It’s important to be aware of the situation where you are or intend to go. WHO publishes daily updates on the COVID-19 situation worldwide.

You can see these at https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports/

A: Our policy is that anyone who is not feeling well and/or has a 100.4 degree fever need to stay home until fever free for 72 hours without fever reducing medications. This will go for both faculty and families.

A: We will have the student or employee visit the school nurse before entering the classroom.

A: While we are still learning about how COVID-2019 affects people, older persons and persons with pre-existing medical conditions (such as high blood pressure, heart disease, lung disease, cancer or diabetes) appear to develop serious illness more often than others.

A: We are open from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM Monday through Friday.

A: LIH Child Care provides a safe and nurturing environment for children 18 Months to 13 years of age.

A: Parents are responsible for all snacks daily during his/hers hours of attendance. LIH is nut-free, so please bear this in mind when choosing food options.

A: The Application fee is $50 per Child one-time payment (non-refundable). The LIH Summer Child Care Program is $189.99 per Week. The LIH Summer Child Care Program + French is $295 per Week.

A: You can apply and pay online, please follow this link and follow the steps provided in our enrollment application.

A: LIH does offer private bus transportation. There are multiple bus routes available in the Houston area for an additional fee. However, the school may cancel a route if the number of riders hinders the financial viability of the route. Please go to our website at Transportation.

A. The Parent Ambassador Program organizes the Lycée International de Houston parents as a part of our outreach and marketing efforts. The program is a flexible way for parents to be involved in positively promoting and representing the Lycée International de Houston, is separate from classroom activities, as well as Parent Organization involvement. We are looking for Parent Ambassadors who would like to assist us in the following ways:

  • Be present at LIH school events
  • Talk to other parents interested in learning more about LIH or who are seeking admission and a smooth transition to LIH for their child
  • Assist us as an LIH Social Media Ambassador
  • Work to promote LIH, and build relationships in the LIH community

A. Our families are star ambassadors, even without a formal program! Word-of-mouth between parents is the best way to promote and share information about the Lycée International de Houston. Many school families are here because they were referred to us by another parent. Sometimes parents are more comfortable talking with other parents to share information or ask questions that they would not be comfortable asking an administrator or the Admissions officer.

A. Growing our network and our enrollment ensures that the Lycée International de Houston has a prosperous future, which will allow us to bring new resources and enhance our curriculum and our programs.

A. Current LIH parents are welcome to join. This is a flexible program with many options for participation.

A. You are already doing it! The Parent Ambassador Program harnesses positive communication and provides a more structured way for members of the LIH community to spread the word about the great work being done at our school.

A. You decide. You can talk to prospective families, attend events, pass out promotional material, call prospective families, be a Social Media Ambassador, or follow up with new families. How much effort you put into this program is up to you.

A. Do not worry. We will provide the marketing materials, information, as well as the support and training you need to participate in a time frame and time commitment that is comfortable for you.

A: The Lycée International de Houston offers a Need-based Tuition Assistance program to help families who demonstrate need to bridge the gap between what they are able to contribute financially towards their child’s tuition and the full annual tuition fee. This program reflects LIH’s core values as a school that values diversity and equity. LIH does not receive any external funding for its tuition assistance program but considers this as a priority and funds it through its operating budget. Families are eligible to apply for LIH’s Need-Based Tuition Assistance Program regardless of grade level, language background, or language track.

Tuition assistance packages are offered to as many qualifying families as possible, but LIH does not have the means to extend assistance to all families who apply and qualify.

Families should indicate their intention to apply for this program when they complete their child’s admissions application.

French citizens may apply for the French Bourse.

A. The information you provided in your form submission will be shared with the LIH Admissions and Marketing team and a member of the staff will be in touch with you to discuss opportunities that might be a fit with your preference and schedule. Never hesitate to let us know if a certain date or event just will not work for you. This program is meant to be a flexible and fun way to be involved.

If you are interested in signing up to be a Parent Ambassador please fill out this form.

 

 

A. AP (advanced placement) is a college board  program.  Classes are developed by the college board to give high school students an introduction to college-level classes and also gain college credit before even graduating high school.  AP exams are tests on everything you’ve learned in your AP class that year.  Most colleges award students  with qualifying AP exam scores college credit, giving students the opportunity to skip intro-level courses in the subject, or both.

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Drop-off begins at 7:30 AM for all grades
18 months to PK2grade
• Drop off: 7:30 AM – 7:50 AM
• Classes Mon – Fri: 7:50 AM – 3:15 PM
• Extended Day: 3:15 to 6:00 PM

PK3 to 5th grade
• Drop off: 7:30 AM – 7:50 AM
• Classes Mon-Fri: 7:50 AM – 3:15 PM
• Study Hall and Language enrichment 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
• Extracurricular activities/Aftercare 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
• School closes 6:00 PM

6th to 12th grade
• Drop off: 7:30 AM – 7:50 AM
• Classes Mon-Fri: 7:50 AM – 4:30 PM
• Extracurricular activities/Aftercare 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
• School closes 6:00 PM

A: LIH provides a morning and afternoon snack for children from Petite Section (Pre-Kindergarten 3) to Terminale (12th grade).

In addition, LIH provides a hot lunch delivered daily by the food caterer that is working with the school for Petite Section (Pre-Kindergarten 3) to Terminale (12th grade).

Parents of a child(ren) in la Crèche and TPS/Pre-Kindergarten 2 can, for addition tuition, be provide snacks and lunch or the children can bring their snacks and lunch.