A bilingual transition phase
The school as a whole has a truly international dimension welcoming students from more than 20 nationalities. For most, either English or French is their first language, but for others, BIS offers a programme of support in English. Our unique programme draws on aspects of both the French and English curricula, but with a truly international outlook.
The international dimension is also provided through a school wide annual theme, social education lessons, project work, and extra-curricular activities (such as theatre, dance, cinema, sport, field trips, visits and ‘Awaydays’).
Teaching in LMS is 50:50 in French and English with Spanish taken as an additional language. Some subjects, such as Science and Geography, are studied in English whereas other subjects such as History and Art are studied in French. Maths is studied in both English and French. Classes may be split by level or language, or taught together with both English and French speaking teachers in a team teaching environment.
Class size and learning approach
Lower Middle School (10-11 years)
Upper Middle School (12-13 years)