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High School

Operating mode

Operating Mode


Classes in grades 9 to 12 run from 7:20 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. maximum


How FASN and the High School work ?


Classes in grades 9 to 12 run from 7:20 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. maximum. In the morning, students follow the American timetable until 12:00.

American courses are divided into 4 periods of 1h30 called “blocks”, the 4th being devoted to the first EFAN course. The afternoon EFAN timetable varies according to the level and specialization chosen for the first and final years.

The American curriculum lasts 4 years, culminating in a high school diploma.

Throughout their schooling, students take compulsory courses and choose optional courses. These must be passed in order to obtain 22 credits (standard diploma) or 26 credits (advanced diploma).
The school’s American timetable takes place in the morning; Please note: on arrival at the school and until their level of English is deemed sufficient, students are assigned a teacher who specializes in teaching English to non-English-speaking children (English Second Language Programme, ESL). This teacher will help them integrate into the school and make them more comfortable with the English language. 

For the French curriculum, students are taught in the EFAN class. They are small in number and often multi-level. Teachers use CNED courses to ensure pedagogical continuity in the acquisition of knowledge, methods and skills specific to the French education system.

Some subjects are studied in class with EFAN teachers. Others are studied at home, but students can manage the organization of this independent work flexibly, according to their plans and abilities.







This mode of operation has the advantage of :
– avoid a break with the French school system, and make it easier to return to French schools;
– almost total immersion in the American system;
– relieving the burden on parents and children, since part of the teaching is handled by EFAN;
– develop children’s adaptability, as they gradually learn to juggle two different systems in terms of educational and social codes and languages;
– build relationships with Americans and French.

The high school level is not approved by the French Ministry of Education. However, MLF and CNED are operators who guarantee the conformity of the teaching.

EFAN teachers using CNED courses can have 2 different profiles:
– teachers from the French Ministry of Education ;
– staff recruited locally according to their fields and levels of study.

High School

Operating Mode