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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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Q: WHAT IS THE ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM (AP)?

Q: WHAT IS THE ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM (AP)?

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...

Q: What happens next?

Q: What happens next?

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...

Q: How much work does it involve?

Q: How much work does it involve?

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...

Q: Why should I do this?

Q: Why should I do this?

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...

Q: What is the purpose of this program?

Q: What is the purpose of this program?

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...

Q: What is the Parent Ambassador Program?

Q: What is the Parent Ambassador Program?

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...

Q: WHAT IS THE (IB) INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREAT?

Q: WHAT IS THE (IB) INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREAT?

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...

Q: WHAT IS THE FRENCH AMERICAN BACCALAUREAT ?

Q: WHAT IS THE FRENCH AMERICAN BACCALAUREAT ?

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...

Q: WHAT IS THE FRENCH BACCALAUREAT?

Q: WHAT IS THE FRENCH BACCALAUREAT?

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...

Q: WHEN DO I START MY APPLICATION?

Q: WHEN DO I START MY APPLICATION?

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....

Q: WHEN IS YOUR APPLICATION DEADLINE?

Q: WHEN IS YOUR APPLICATION DEADLINE?

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...

Q: WHY DOES MY CHILD NEED AN OBSERVATION?

Q: WHY DOES MY CHILD NEED AN OBSERVATION?

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...

Q: WHY DO I NEED AN INTERVIEW?

Q: WHY DO I NEED AN INTERVIEW?

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...

Q: DO YOU HAVE TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE?

Q: DO YOU HAVE TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE?

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...

Q: WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?

Q: WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?

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 +...

Q: DO YOU PROVIDE MEALS AND SNACKS?

Q: DO YOU PROVIDE MEALS AND SNACKS?

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.

Q. WHO IS AT RISK OF DEVELOPING SEVERE ILLNESS?

Q. WHO IS AT RISK OF DEVELOPING SEVERE ILLNESS?

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,...

Q. HOW LIKELY AM I TO CATCH COVID-19?

Q. HOW LIKELY AM I TO CATCH COVID-19?

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...

Q. HOW LONG WILL THE SCHOOLS BE CLOSED?

Q. HOW LONG WILL THE SCHOOLS BE CLOSED?

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...

Q. MAY STUDENTS COLLABORATE WITH CLASSMATES?

Q. MAY STUDENTS COLLABORATE WITH CLASSMATES?

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...

Q. IS THERE EXTRA WORK MY CHILD CAN BE DOING?

Q. IS THERE EXTRA WORK MY CHILD CAN BE DOING?

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...

Q: HOW CAN I HELP PROTECT MYSELF?

Q: HOW CAN I HELP PROTECT MYSELF?

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...

Q: HOW IS 2019 NCOV DIAGNOSED?

Q: HOW IS 2019 NCOV DIAGNOSED?

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...

Q: DOES 2019 NCOV SPREAD FROM PERSON TO PERSON?

Q: DOES 2019 NCOV SPREAD FROM PERSON TO PERSON?

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...

Q: WHAT ARE THE SYMPTONS OF 2019 NCOV?

Q: WHAT ARE THE SYMPTONS OF 2019 NCOV?

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...

Q: WHAT IS 2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (2019 NCOV)?

Q: WHAT IS 2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (2019 NCOV)?

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...

Q: WHAT IS THE BUILDING FEE?

Q: WHAT IS THE BUILDING FEE?

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...

Q: WHAT IS THE NEW STUDENT FEE?

Q: WHAT IS THE NEW STUDENT FEE?

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,...

Q: WHAT IS THE REGISTRATION FEE?

Q: WHAT IS THE REGISTRATION FEE?

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

Q: What amount should I give to the Annual Fund?

Q: What amount should I give to the Annual Fund?

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...

Q: Why is 100% participation so important?

Q: Why is 100% participation so important?

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...

Q: Why don’t you just raise tuition?

Q: Why don’t you just raise tuition?

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...

Q: What is Annual Fund money used for?

Q: What is Annual Fund money used for?

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...

Q: WHAT IF WE DON’T SPEAK ENGLISH?

Q: WHAT IF WE DON’T SPEAK ENGLISH?

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...

Q: IS THERE TUITION ASSISTANCE?

Q: IS THERE TUITION ASSISTANCE?

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...

Q: DO YOU HAVE TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE?

Q: DO YOU HAVE TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE?

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...

Q: DO I HAVE TO PROVIDE SNACKS OR LUNCHES FOR MY CHILD?

Q: DO I HAVE TO PROVIDE SNACKS OR LUNCHES FOR MY CHILD?

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...

Q: HOW ARE YOUR TEACHERS CREDENTIALED?

Q: HOW ARE YOUR TEACHERS CREDENTIALED?

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...

Q: WHAT IS THE DIPLÔME NATIONAL DU BREVET (DNB) ?

Q: WHAT IS THE DIPLÔME NATIONAL DU BREVET (DNB) ?

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),...

Q: WHEN IS A THIRD LANGUAGE INTRODUCED?

Q: WHEN IS A THIRD LANGUAGE INTRODUCED?

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

Q: WHAT IF WE DON’T SPEAK FRENCH?

Q: WHAT IF WE DON’T SPEAK FRENCH?

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....

Q: WHAT IF WE SPEAK A THIRD LANGUAGE AT HOME?

Q: WHAT IF WE SPEAK A THIRD LANGUAGE 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.

Q: WHAT LANGUAGE DO CHILDREN SPEAK AMONG THEMSELVES?

Q: WHAT LANGUAGE DO CHILDREN SPEAK AMONG THEMSELVES?

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...

Q: WHERE CAN I GET THE UNIFORM?

Q: WHERE CAN I GET THE UNIFORM?

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...

Q: DO YOU OFFER BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL CARE?

Q: DO YOU OFFER BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL CARE?

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...

Q: WHAT ARE THE SCHOOL HOURS?

Q: WHAT ARE THE SCHOOL HOURS?

A: 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...

Q: HOW YOUNG CAN MY CHILD START?

Q: HOW YOUNG CAN MY CHILD START?

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...

Q: WHAT ARE THE IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS?

Q: WHAT ARE THE IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS?

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...