Lycee Francais International School, Dubai

Lycee Francais International School, Dubai

About Lycee Francais International School, Dubai

Lycee Francais International School is situated in Bur Dubai. This school is a L'Association Franco-Libanaise pour l'éducation et la Culture’s (AFLEC) member. In 2003, the school started operating for children. Lycee Francais International School follows the French educational plan, giving the children advanced education. There are more than 2,500 students enrolled in the school. Besides the French curriculum, the school also teaches Social studies, Islamic studies and Arabic. This is due to the UAE's Administration of Guidance rules. 

Lycee Francais International School is divided into three grade categories, which are kindergarten, elementary and secondary. The school teaches the students in French and English with a 60:40 ratio between the two. The Arabic language teaching structure is different from French and English. The school starts teaching Arabic language to both native speakers and non-native speakers from the elementary level.

Lycee Francais International School, Bur Dubai, has 154 teachers with 10 assisting teachers. The teacher-to-student ratio is 1:15, which shows that each student gets full concentration from instructors during school hours. LFI is an exhaustive school offering quality preparation to around 130 confirmation students. Lycee Francais Overall offers schooling from Kindergarten (KG1) to Terminale (Grade 12). Also, students can receive the National Diploma of French Brevet or baccalaureate. 

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School Details

Grading System at Lycee Francais International School

Below is the grading system at Lycee Francais International School:




Petite Section (PS), Moyenne Section (MS) and Grande Section (GS)

Cycle 1

Cours Préparatoire (CP), Cours Élémentaire (CE1) and Cours Elémentaire (CE2)

Cycle 2

Cours Moyen (CM1) and Cours Moyen (CM2)


Sixième (6e), Cinquième (5e), Quatrième (4e) and Troisième (3e)


Cycle de détermination (2nd), Cycle terminal (1st) and Terminale (T)


Lycee Francais International School Syllabus

Lycee Francais International School follows the French curriculum. Below is a detailed overview of the school’s syllabus:


Lycee Francais Global offers a French educational program to its understudies. Lessons at the KG stage depend on five fundamental standards:

  • Preparing language in the entirety of its aspects.

  • Act, grasp, and articulate your thoughts through active work.

  • Acting, communicating, and grasping through creative movement.

  • Finding numbers and various devices to influence your perspective profoundly.

  • Investigating the world. 

Cycle 2

The educational plan for cycle 2 incorporates French, expressions instruction, present-day dialects (local or unfamiliar), actual schooling and sports, moral and community training, and scrutinising the world and science.

Cycle 3

Lycee Francais International School, Dubai's educational plan for Cycle 3 addresses a more complicated rendition of the subjects concentrated on in past stages, including French, present-day dialects (local and unfamiliar), sports and actual training, expressions, moral and metro schooling and maths. The new courses incorporate music training, visual expressions, history and geology and science and innovation.

Admission and Fees

How to Apply for Lycee Francais International School?

The following is the step-by-step guide to applying for Lycee Francais International School:


Step 1: You can call or email the school for the admission inquiry and book a school tour.


Step 2: Take a tour of the school provided by the school administration. A tour guide will accompany you on the premises. The school offers campus tours on Sundays at 2:30 pm.


Step 3: Complete the application form and submit the necessary documents.


Step 4: Once the documents are verified, you’ll receive the offer to join the school. Once you pay the registration fee, you can successfully enroll in the school.


Below are the documents you need to submit for the application process:


  • The birth certificate of the child is required. The certificate should be in English or  Arabic.
  • A copy of the court judgement is required in case of divorce.
  • Schools need the child's father’s passport along with a UAE Residence Visa.
  • A copy of the father’s or sponsor’s Emirates ID.
  • The residence visa of the student, whenever it gets established and the student’s passport.
  • An established Emirates ID of the student. If the student doesn’t have an established ID, then the student can submit the same after establishing the Emirates ID.
  • A certificate of radiation or an exit is required.
  • For students coming from Gulf countries (Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain), the certificate must be stamped only by the Ministry of National Education.
  • For students coming from other countries, the certificate must be signed and stamped only by the head of the school.
  • For students applying from Arab countries outside the emirates, this certificate must be stamped by the Ministry of National Education, by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country in which the school is located and by the UAE embassy.
  • Quarterly reports, transcripts and school record book for the last and current years.
  • A medical file must be provided to the nurse at the start of the school year.
  • Nursery reports.

There are some policies regarding the departure of the student from the school. These policies come into action when a student leaves the school. These policies are: 

  • Parents need to collect French certificates from the school if the child leaves the school for a country outside the Gulf region at the end of the year.
  • Suppose the student is departing from Dubai permanently for another emirate or another Arab country. In that case, AED 120 needs to be paid by parents for a cancellation certificate in Arabic and French.
  • Suppose the student is changing schools but will remain in Dubai. In that case, the student’s file will be transferred electronically from the school. French certificates need to be collected by the parents from the administration department.

Also, parents need to be careful about the age limit for each grade that the school has determined. The age limits of each grade are mentioned below:


Minimum Entry Age

Maximum Entry Age

Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfer









CE 1




CE 2




CM 1




CM 2




Sixieme (6e)




Cinquieme (5e)




Quatrieme (4e)




Troisieme (3e)

















Lycee Francais International School Fee Structure

Lycee Francais International Schools offers an installment option for the academic fee payment. Also, the school provides a discount of 10% on the tuition fee of the third sibling.

Below are the insights into the fee structure of the school:



Enrollment Fee

Registration Fee

Filing Fee


  • PS
  • MS
  • GS

AED 1,346

AED 5,000

AED 500

Cycle 1 and Cycle 2

  • CP
  • CE1
  • CE2
  • CM1
  • CM2

AED 1,615

AED 5,000

AED 500


  • 6e
  • 5e
  • 4e

AED 1,908

AED 5,000

AED 500

  • 3e

AED 2,169

AED 5,000

AED 500


  • Seconde
  • Premiere
  • Terminale

AED 2, 847

AED 5,000

AED 500

Below are charges for some optional services and miscellaneous items:



Amount in AED

Optional Services





After School Activity




Arabic Books


Medical, ICT, Lab, Library




School Trips


Miscellaneous Items

International section program (Kindergarten)


International Section Program (Elementary)


American International


Cultural (Theater, Plastic arts, music)




Sciences and Multilingual



School Facilities

Transportation Facilities at Lycee Francais International School

Lycee Francais International School provides transportation facilities to the students. The total amount that parents need to pay to avail transport facilities is AED 8,500. Parents can pay these charges in three instalments. These instalments include AED 3,400, AED 2,550 and AED 2,550 in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd quarters respectively. The school accepts payment via bank transfer, cheque and cash. 

Sports Facilities at Lycee Francais International School

Along with the quality education, the school provides excellent sports facilities as well. The school offers numerous activities and sports programs. These sports facilities are available for both boys and girls. These sports facilities include indoor tennis, volleyball court, basketball court, taekwondo, handball, swimming pool, football pitch, an athletic track and gymnasium.

Contact Details

  • Phone No: +971-4-379-5002
  • E-mail ID: 
  • Website: 
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What are the specific hours or time slots during which the school operates?

Lycee Francais International School operates from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

2. Does the school organise extracurricular activities after regular school hours?

Yes, the school conducts extracurricular activities after regular school hours. The timing of these activities is 2:20 pm to 4:00 pm after school hours.

3. What is the total number of grade levels or academic years in the school?

There are 14 grade levels in the school, from kindergarten to high school. It takes 14 academic years to complete the school’s entire curriculum.

4. What is the current enrollment count of students in the school and how many different nationalities are currently represented among the student body?

Approximately 3000 or more students are studying in the school. The student population contains both French and Arabic students.

5. What is the format of the academic calendar of Lycee Francais International School?

In the school, the academic year counts from late August to July.

6. What is the range of tuition fees charged by Lycee Francais International School?

The annual tuition fees that the school charges from parents range from AED 26,922 to AED 56,936. 

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

Yes, the school provides a canteen or cafeteria facility to the students on the campus.

8. Does the school host holiday camps during winter, spring, or summer breaks?

The school provides a two-month summer break at the end of the first week of July.

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

There are 154 teachers and 10 teaching assistants employed at the school.

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