IFS can help your kiddos go from not speaking French at all to becoming fluent in both French & English — with well-priced school fees, too!
We’ve long spoken about the benefits of raising bilingual children – did you know that learning a second language fluently before the age of 11 is much less challenging than it is for adults? It also boosts multiple cognitive benefits for the child, so there’s really only upsides when you decide to bring up a bilingual baby, mama!
Even if you do only get your little one started on learning a second language later on in their childhood, it’s never too late –International French School (Singapore) (previously known as Lycée Français de Singapour) is an international school that has welcomed and supported families with children who do not speak French at all when they join, but end up seeing exceptional results once graduating.
IFS’s bilingual language programmes in French and English are tailored to children of all nationalities from age 2 to 18. The school already welcomes kids from over 65 countries, all exposed to their full immersion programmes.
On top of French and English, every child at IFS also studies Mandarin in Kindergarten and Elementary School, with the option to choose Mandarin, German or Spanish in Secondary School. IFS is part of The Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE), the largest educational network in the world with 492 schools globally. Theirs is the only system offering totally seamless education for international families that move locations, with preference given to students from this school network and no entrance exams. As well as happy rounded kids, IFS also produces top academic results with 100% pass rate for The Baccalaureate and 95% Distinctions. This year, students have received offers for all the top global universities, including University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, Stanford, McGill and more.
With the level of education provided (after a couple of years with IFS) students from Maternelle and Elementary can move easily from the French Baccalaureate to any other national or IB curriculum as they’ll be fluent in both written and spoken English and French when age appropriate. The huge added benefit is they will be bilingual, a skill they will have a strong foundation in and something they can continue to build on for the rest of their lives.
We also love that the school practices a ‘considered, balanced approach to screen-time‘ for children in Kindergarten & Elementary school. All the more time for tangible play and exploration! The large, fully-equipped international school campus with world class education offers parents great value for money for a not-for-profit school, too, with regular school fees under $20,000 annually at the Elementary School Level.