The Lycée Advantage

What Makes Us Different

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Bilingual Benefits

A bilingual education is one of the most valuable gifts you can give your child. Demand for bilingual speakers has grown in the last 5 years, with more than 630,000 employers recruiting bilingual professionals in 2015.

The choices you make during their childhood impact their future.

Decisions related to their education are no exception. The younger the child, the greater their ability to learn a second language and additional languages thereafter.


Bilingualism changes the architecture of the brain allowing for better recall and decision-making.


Bilingual students have greater reasoning and problem-solving abilities. They also demonstrate superior focus and are better able to tune out distractions.

Wider Access

French is one of the only languages to be spoken on five continents and by more than 220 million people worldwide.


A bilingual education positions your child to have a better understanding of their own and other cultures.

Our Unique International Advantage

We are the only school in Calgary teaching the French Ministry of Education and Alberta Education curricula, giving students the best of both worlds.

This year, the Lycée international de Calgary is home to families from 34 nationalities and all linguistic backgrounds. If your family does not speak French at home, you are not alone! 80% of Lycée families do not speak French at home.

Lycée students are educated in a truly multicultural and multilingual environment, positioning them to become responsible citizens and leaders in a global community.

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Dual Curriculum

Lycée international de Calgary teaches two curricula - setting it apart from French immersion and Francophone schools in Calgary, where the Alberta curriculum is taught in French.

Native Speakers

The French curriculum is taught in French by French-native speakers. The Alberta curriculum is taught in English by English-native speakers.

Network Access

When you enrol your child at Lycée Calgary, you join an international network of over 500 schools in 140 countries, making studying abroad or transferring to another Lycée more accessible than ever.

Accredited Teachers

This school year, 96% of the teachers delivering the French curriculum have received their teaching credentials from the French Ministry of Education.

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Our Teaching Approach

Our approach emphasizes academic performance while also fostering a love of learning and life-long curiosity.

Small class sizes ensure individualized attention for students and enhanced communication between parents and teachers.

We offer a blended approach to teaching that is unique in Calgary, and proven across 140 countries.

European-Canadian Style

We use both traditional and progressive teaching styles and approaches to learning. Students benefit from the best of what Canada and Europe have to offer.

Responsible Citizen

Classes and activities emphasize academic excellence, as well as physical, intellectual, and emotional well-being. Our students become kind, caring, and ethically-minded global citizens.

Educational Software

Homework assignments and class activities (including video, audio and homework assignments) are uploaded to educational software that can be accessed by students, parents or teachers from any device with an internet connection.

Brevet & Baccalaureate Exams

Lycée Calgary students are prepared for the Brevet exams (Grade 9) - awarded by the French Ministry of Education and the French Baccalauréat (Grade 12) - a diploma recognized for university entrance throughout the world.

Provincial & Diploma Exams

Our students are prepared to write the Alberta Provincial Achievement Tests (Grade 6 and 9) and high school Diploma Exams (Grade 12). Lycée students are prepared for success in various testing methodologies (multiple-choice, short answer, essay-type, etc.).

Study Abroad

Lycée Calgary students can enjoy a trimester or a year abroad at other AEFE network schools around the globe. Students in Grade 9 and above are eligible and encouraged to participate in this amazing opportunity.

What’s a Lycée?

A Lycée (pronounced lee-seh) is a school that teaches the French Ministry of Education curriculum.

In France, a lycée is the second and last stage of secondary education in the French education system.

When you enrol your child in a Lycée, you join a network of over 500 schools in 140 countries.

In Canada, there are seven Lycées. Lycée international de Calgary is the only school in Calgary to be a member of this prestigious network. You can learn more about the AEFE network here.

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