KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
July 11, 2020
By Natalie Cook Clark
Katy’s Lycee International de Houston, a private bilingual school, is celebrating some new accreditations as they prepare to welcome back students to the classroom next month.
Lycee International de Houston is a private bilingual school in Katy. The school was recently named an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School and was accredited by the French Ministry of Education (AEFE.)
“Looking back at our previous school years at the Lycée International de Houston, we have much to celebrate and be thankful for,” says Margaret Combs, Head of Schools. “Our staff, students, and parents helped our school to earn the French Ministry of Education (AEFE) accreditation and the International Baccalaureate (IB) authorization for the Diploma Program.”
As an International Bacculaureate (IB) World School, Lycée International de Houston offers education for students ages 3-19. Their programs focus on thinking critically and independently, and how to inquire with care and logic.
“We strive to develop students who will build a better world through intercultural understanding and respect,” states their website.
Last month, Lycee International de Houston earned an accreditation by the French Ministry of Education. The AEFE network includes nearly 500 French schools with over 370,000 students enrolled, in 139 countries.
France is the only country that has such a network of schools outside their borders.
This accomplishment means the school’s teachings meet the standards set forth by the French education system, and a student from Lycee could go to any other French school in the U.S. or any country, including France.
Lycee International de Houston is one of 57 AEFE schools in the U.S.
Lycee was founded in August 2017 and offers students a dual language immersion program with English and French.
Lycee International de Houston is currently enrolling for the 2020-2021 academic year. They offer a student-teacher ratio of 1 to 10 which will help with social distancing.
The school will open for in-person classes on August 20 where they will celebrate their latest accomplishments.
“This was an effort by our school community that started in 2018, and we are so proud to have earned these distinctions for our school,” says Combs.
Learn more about Lycee International de Houston by visiting their website.