Lycee Francais Louis Massignon, Abu Dhabi

Lycee Francais Louis Massignon, Abu Dhabi

About Lycee Francais Louis Massignon, Abu Dhabi

Lycée Français Louis Massignon (LLM) is the first French school in Abu Dhabi. It proudly aligns itself with the renowned French network – Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE), which maintains the national teaching system and educational standards for French schools around the world. Established in 1972, LLM is a French curricular school approved by the French Ministry of National Education and serves under the French Embassy in the United Arab Emirates.

Providing education to students from Maternelle (Kindergarten) to Terminale (Grade 12), LLM is a vibrant educational institution that caters to the needs of the French expatriate community in the United Arab Emirates. As one of the premier educational institutions in Abu Dhabi, LLM follows the French National Curriculum and has been rated by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) as “Very Good.”

Featuring a highly diverse student body, LLM prides itself in ensuring students reach their highest potential by instilling core values such as academic excellence, multiculturalism, multilingualism, respect, inclusion, and open-mindedness. It features a highly diverse student body comprising over 40 nationalities.

LLM’s modern, green campus is designed to provide a safe and exciting environment that best supports their learning and development. Its campus is interwoven with bioclimatic solutions such as canopies and shaded structures, offering students relaxing surroundings filled with fresh air.

The school’s penchant for excellence is especially showcased through excellent results during the Baccalaureate, national diplomas, as well as competitions. In 2022, LLM also achieved 100% baccalaureate exam results.  

Its commitment to the success and well-being of future generations is underscored by its highly engaged teaching staff, academic excellence, multilanguage policy, and tech-supported teaching methodologies. It also features ambitious physical education, sports opportunities and rich extracurricular activities.

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In Brief

School Details

Grading System at Lycée Français Louis Massignon

Lycée Français Louis Massignon is a K-12 school and provides education to students aged 3 to 18 years. At LLM, the educational stages are split into the following:



Preschool Stage (école maternelle)

Petite (Pre KG) to Grande (KG2)

Primary Stage (ecole primaire)

CP (Grade 1) to CM2 (Grade 5)

Middle School (college)

6ème (Grade 6) to 3ème (Grade 9)

High School (lycée)

Seconde (Grade 10) to Terminale (Grade 12)

The Lycée Français Louis Massignon, Abu Dhabi Syllabus

Lycée Français Louis Massignon adheres to the French curriculum, which follows the educational, operational standards and system managed by the Agency for French Schools Abroad (AEFE). This curriculum adheres to the international standards for French schools across the globe, ensuring students who complete their education at this school are accepted around the world.


At LLM, Maternelle (Kindergarten) students are educated using the French curriculum’s early childhood program, starting with the Toute Petite Section class (TPS) for its youngest students until kindergarten. The primary language of instruction is French. Students also learn English and Arabic starting from the age of 3 to impart vital language skills, making for global, enlightened global citizens.


The Primary curriculum at LLM focuses on acquiring fundamental knowledge effectively as well as language proficiency in French, English and Arabic:

  • Core subjects: Mathematics, French, Music, Moral Education, Art, Social Studies, World Education, Science and Technology, Physical and Sports Education, Geography, and Modern Languages.
  • Personal approach: Ensuring every child has access to knowledge while considering the educational needs of the child.


At LLM, the Middle School curriculum encompasses the following:

  • Core subjects: French, Mathematics, Information Technology, Geography, History, Life and Earth Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Modern Languages, Information and Media Studies, Moral Education, UAE Islamic / Social Studies.
  • Cultivating creative thinking: Music, Physical, and Sports Education
  • Guided self-discovery: Curriculum courses and activities prepare students to think about and pursue aspirations, strengths, skills, and career options.
  • Specialized comprehension: Assessment based on acquiring knowledge, developing skills, mobilizing resources and building on them.
  • Multilayered learning: Languages for thinking and communicating, methodologies and tools for learning, training as an individual and citizen, natural and technical systems, global representation and human behaviour.


The High School Curriculum at LLM aligns with the guidelines set forth by the French Curriculum and AEFE. It holds the official approval of the French Ministry of Education. Students are prepared for the French Baccalaureat or ‘le bac’ – the French national examination recognized by universities across the globe.

  • Core subjects: French, Philosophy, Geography, History, Modern Languages A and B, Science, Physical and Sports Education, Moral Education and Social Studies.
  • Speciality lessons after Grade 10: Students can opt for three speciality lessons, including Mathematics, Numerics and Computer Science, Physics and Chemistry, Life and Earth Sciences, Engineering Sciences, History and Geography, Economics and Social Sciences, Geopolitics and Political Sciences, Modern Foreign Languages, Literature and Cultures, Humanities, Literature and Philosophy, Ancient Literature, Languages and Cultures, Art.
  • Advanced subjects: Students in Grade 12 can also choose between Law and Major Issues of Contemporary World and Complementary Mathematics.

Admission and Fees

How to Apply for Lycée Français Louis Massignon School

To gain admission to Lycée Français Louis Massignon School, follow the steps outlined below:

Step 1: Online Application 

To begin the admissions process at Lycée Français Louis Massignon School, parents must create an online account on the Eduka platform and fill out all the necessary information. Once the account is created, you will receive an automated response email via the registered email address that confirms the candidate’s registration. Since there are two French schools in Abu Dhabi, the registration process is the same for both.

This application will be processed by the institution designated as your first choice.

Step 2: Registration

Parents will receive an email from the institution inviting them to continue the process on the Eduka platform and submit additional information requested by the school.

Step 3: Admission Confirmation

Aspiring candidates must pass all admission requirements, including an entrance test, to gain admission at LLM. Successful candidates must pay the required deposit to secure their seats. The school also requests online submission of documents on the Eduka platform. LLM follows the following age criterion for admission to the school:


AGE as of December 31

KG 1

3-4 Years

KG 2

4-5 Years

KG 3

5-6 Years

Grade 1

6-8 Years

Grade 2

7-9 Years

Grade 3

8-10 Years

Grade 4

9-11 Years

Grade 5

10-12 Years

Grade 6

11-13 Years

Grade 7

12-14 Years

Grade 9

14-17 Years

Grade 10

15-18 Years

Grade 11

16-19 Years

Grade 12

17-20 Years


The Lycée Français Louis Massignon School Fees Structure

The fee structure of LLM has been tabulated below for your reference:



KG1 (Petitie Section)

AED 30,080

KG2 (Moyenne Section)

AED 30,080

KG3 (Grande Section)

AED 30,080

Grade 1 (CP)

AED 34,320

Grade 2 (CE1)

AED 34,320

Grade 3 (CE2)

AED 34,320

Grade 4 (CM1)

AED 34,320

Grade 5 (CM2)

AED 34,320

Grade 6 (6ème)

AED 39,740

Grade 7 (5ème)

AED 39,740

Grade 8 (4ème)

AED 39,740

Grade 9 (3ème)

AED 39,740

Grade 10 (2ème or Première)

AED 48,240

Grade 11 (1ère or Seconde)

AED 48,240

Grade 12 (Terminale)

AED 48,240

LLM also offers sibling discounts:



3rd Child

Annual fee reduction of 10%

4th Child onwards

Annual fee reduction of 15%.

There are some additional fees as well:



International section (SIB)

AED 3000

Diplome National du Brevet (DNB)

AED 100

Épreuve Anticipée de Français

AED 290


AED 720

School Facilities

Lunch Facilities at Lycée Français Louis Massignon

LLM provides a clean and hygienic canteen where students can purchase hot and cold food items in environmentally friendly plates and cups at affordable prices. All food items at the canteen are prepared in a hygienic environment as per the health policies of the local government of Abu Dhabi. To avail of the canteen services, parents must submit the registration form available on the official school website.

Transportation Facility at Lycée Français Louis Massignon

The school offers a secure and comfortable mode of transportation to its students. Parents can register for the transportation services by submitting an online application on the Eduka platform. The annual transportation fee structure is outlined below:



First child

AED 5,500

Second child

AED 5,500

Third child

AED 4,150

Fourth Child

AED 3,000

Fifth Child

AED 1,400

Contact Details

  • Phone Number: + 971 2 4448085
  • E-mail ID:
  • Website:
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What is the demographic breakdown of the student body?

LLM boasts a remarkably diverse student body of over 1700 with students from 40 nationalities. While the majority are French citizens, there are also Lebanese and Canadian passport holders and about 5% Emiratis.

2. What is the teacher-to-student ratio at LLM?

At LLM, the teacher-to-student ratio is 1:21.

3. How large is the LLM campus?

The Lycée Français Louis Massignon (LLM) sits on 1.6 hectares of land in Abu Dhabi.

4. What is the total number of grade levels or years in LLM?

LLM currently has 1,1770 students enrolled in the school.

5. What is the format of the academic calendar of LLM?

An academic year in Lycée Français Louis Massignon (LLM) School begins in September and commences in July of the following year. 

6. What is the range of tuition fees charged by LLM?

The tuition fee charged by LLM ranges from AED 30,080 to  AED 48,240, depending on your grade. 

7. Does the school have a cafeteria or canteen facility available within the campus?

Yes, the school has a canteen on the school premises offering students a variety of delicious, healthy and hygienic food items at affordable prices. 

8. What is the current number of teachers employed at the school?

The school has a faculty of 82 full-time teachers and 27 teaching assistants.

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