Accreditation

All French schools abroad are subject to an approval procedure,

educational objectives and organizational rules applicable in France to institutions of public and private education. The General Inspector of the French Ministry of Education regularly visits schools and sanctions compliance with these criteria for different levels of education.

We were honored to receive our first accreditation from the French Ministry of Education for our Maternelle classes in 2005, for Cycle 2 in 2010 and for Cycle 3 in 2012. Ecole Bilingue is currently pursuing additional accreditation through the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

For more information on the accreditation process through the French Ministry of Education, please visit www.education.gouv.fr.

In addition, Ecole Bilingue is the only private French school in Louisiana recognized by the Association of French Schools in North America (AFSA). The goal of AFSA is to bring together the best of the French and American education systems and prepare students to meet the demands of the best universities in North America, France and Europe, in both French and English.

For more information, please visit AFSA www.aefa-afsa.org.

Ecole Bilingue is also accredited by the State of Louisiana. Our academic program offers a rich English Language Arts and American Studies component designed to balance and complement the strength of our French curriculum. In the American curriculum, our students take courses in English, American math, history and civics.

Affiliations

L’Agence pour l’Enseignement Français à l’Etranger (AEFE – Agency for French Education Abroad) www.aefe.fr

Mission Laïque Française L’Agence (MLF – Network of French Schools Abroad) www.mlfmonde.org