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New French School to open in Bucharest in September

French school network Odyssey has announced the opening of its third school worldwide in Bucharest, as of September this year: École Française Internationale de Bucarest (EFI Bucarest).

Ecole Française Internationale de Bucarest (EFI Bucarest) will accommodate from kindergarten kids to high school students.

Located downtown Bucharest, EFI Bucarest proposes a trilingual education (French, English, Romanian). The pupils graduating here will obtain state diplomas released by the National Education Ministry in France (Certificate and Baccalaureate), as well as other international language certifications (Cambridge, TOEFL, IELTS).

EFI Bucarest curriculum is based on the French and international pattern of active pedagogy, combining academic excellence with innovative pedagogical methods based on personal development and adjusted to the 21st century challenges.

The school benefits of the French Embassy’s support and in the first academic year will have pre-school and primary school classes, from Petite Section-3 years old to the second grade of primary education (8 years old). Gradually, additional classes will be available until high school classes. Opened for children of all nationalities, EFI Bucarest will also integrate a certain number of non-francophone pupils who will study the „Passerelle” programme enabling them to learn intensive French.

French language will be the benchmark language of the school, while English will be allotted more than one third of the study time.

In middle school, pupils will also learn other foreign languages, such as German, Spanish or Chinese. All teachers who teach foreign languages are native speakers.

EFI Bucarest is located in a historical building opn 12 Dacia Boulevard in Bucharest, near Romana Square, near France’s Embassy and near I.C. Bratianu Park.

The Odyssey network has other two schools: École Française Internationale in Casablanca and Lycée Français International in Brussels.

More information available here.

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