Junior High

During Junior High, students transition from a class-based program to a subject-based program and prepare for the Brevet.


During Junior High (Grades 6 to 9), students transition from a class-based program to a subject-based program. The Junior High Program is taught by a team of teachers, each specialized in one or more subjects.

Our expert teachers collaborate across classrooms and subjects to coordinate their lessons in creative ways. The curriculum consists of the following subjects: French, English, Mathematics, History and Geography, Sciences (Biology, Geology, Physics and Chemistry), Social Studies, Spanish, Arts and Visual Arts, Music and Physical Education

Students are challenged to demonstrate knowledge and encouraged to explore new ideas, solve problems, and analyze information. Time management skills and self-sufficient study habits are instilled throughout these grades to prepare students for greater autonomy and more.


Spanish is added to the curriculum in Grade 6. Students study Spanish two hours per week and the curriculum focuses on both language and culture. The course is taught by a Spanish speaker.


Junior High (Grades 6 to 9) prepares students to write the Brevet in Grade 9 and Alberta Provincial Achievement Tests in Grade 6 and 9.

Lycée students are prepared for success in varied testing methodologies including:

• Multiple choice testing (the method employed by Alberta Education and by most North American post-secondary institutions)
• Essay-type questions (the method employed by the French Ministry of Education)
• Students benefit from the best each approach has to offer.


As part of the Junior High Program, Grade 8 students are encouraged to participate in a field-trip abroad. The trip is designed to broaden their horizons and, whenever possible, allow them to experience a French-speaking culture first hand. The cost of the trip is the responsibility of the parents.

Common Questions

What classes are taught in French in the Junior High Program?

Math, physics and chemistry, biology, history, geography, French, civic education, technology and music are taught in French according to the French curriculum.

How many hours of English do students receive in the Junior High Program?

In the Junior High Program, students have between 9 and 11 hours of English education per week. Social Studies, English Language Arts and Physical Education are taught in English according to the Alberta Education curriculum by English speakers.

How many hours a week do students have for gym, music and art?

Depending on the grade, students received 2 to 4 hours per week of physical education, 1.5 to 2 hours of music and art.

Can my child enroll in the Junior High Program if we have not attended the Lycée?

If you have attended schools part of our international network or a school in France, you can attend our Junior High Program.

If you have not attended an AEFE school or the Lycée, applications will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

For more information, contact [email protected].

Can my child enroll in the Junior High Program if we have no prior French experience?

Unfortunately, we cannot accept students with no prior French experience in the Junior High Program.

Does the Junior High Program have a dress code?

Yes, Junior High students are required to follow the school dress code outlined below:
• Plain navy or dark grey tailored pants, shorts, skort, tunic or skirt
• Plain white, red or navy top; polo, collared or pullover shirts ONLY (no stripes, designs or other embellishments)
• Plain navy or dark grey sweater – optional
• Navy, gray or white socks or tights
• Footwear – indoor shoes to be left at school; navy or black with non-marking soles and a heel not to exceed 2.5 cm.