The Shanghai French School welcomes children from 48 different nationalities, French and non-French speakers, from Kindergarten to High School. We follow the French national curriculum enriched by 5 unique and challenging streams aiming at developing students’ abilities to think, communicate and act in a multilingual and multicultural world.
These 5 streams provide our students with the linguistic and cultural experiences to achieve a high level of language prociency, a thorough knowledge of the cultures of the countries of these languages and to develop a multilingualism and multiculturalism (depending on the program followed).
Our Head of languages closely monitors each student’s progress and moves them across the several language ability groups, within the same stream and across the dierent language streams, over the course of the academic year and throughout their time of schooling at the Shanghai French School.
Explore our streams !
Welcomes children, beginners in French, English or Chinese, or with less than 2 years of learning in one of these 3 languages. Once enrolled in this stream, children develop their oral and written abilities in the 3 languages and build strong grammatical foundations.
They can then transfer to our European English, International American, Oriental Chinese or International Chinese Streams. Chinese and English classes take place in language ability groups according to each child’s prociency, and with the exibility to move between groups over the course of the academic year.
For children joining us with limited or no French, specic support is provided as part of our French as the Language of Instruction Program.
Accommodates children with a good knowledge of the English language. Within this stream, students strengthen their knowledge and acquire an excellent prociency in English as well as the deep understanding of the Anglo-Saxon culture.
This stream opens onto our International American Stream. An English test is required for admission in this stream.
The International American Stream (SIA) of Shanghai French School starts from the third year of Kindergarten and goes up to Grade 12. It is a challenging studying path which allows students to practice English on a deeper level and aim for a native level.
Throughout their education path, students will not only follow the standard curriculum but will also follow specific courses in English language.
The International American Stream is one of the language streams provided at Shanghai French Schools. It targets motivated students who have the capacity to take on a heavier workload compared with other streams. This path allows students to access renowned international schools and universities.
English language is taught by native speaker teachers.Designed in compliance with the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CECR), the reference levels expected in the 5 language activities are the following: A2 in Grade 6, B2 at the end of Grade 9, whilst a C1/C2 level is aimed for in High School.
The International Chinese Stream (SIC) at Shanghai French School is a unique linguistic, cultural and scientific curriculum. Provided from K1 until Grade 12 in our school, it allows students to study Chinese language, literature and culture whilst learning mathematics in Chinese.
This broad and in-depth stream, which comes on top of the general French curriculum, allows students to reach a remarkable level of skills and knowledge at the end of high school and at the begin their path in higher education.
Opened from the Seconde to students who already have a good knowledge of the Chinese language. Within this stream, students strengthen their knowledge of the Chinese language and culture, acquire the tools to understand the contemporary Chinese world and the condence to evolve in it.
This challenging stream requires consistency and motivation to learn the Chinese language and culture. A Chinese test is required for admission in this stream.
The language streams of Shanghai French School offer students the possibility to gain recognized language certifications, giving them additional credits to get admitted into the best universities worldwide.
The Shanghai French School welcomes students whose native language is not necessarily French or who haven’t been previously schooled in a French system. All adults at school will help your child to learn French. In primary and secondary school, your child will be enrolled in a regular class and will receive special lessons in French with new comers from his/her class and from other classes, for a few hours a week.