Lycée Français Saint Louis in Stockholm was established in 1959 and receives 725 pupils during the academic year 2023-2024 in the international part of the school, from “CP” to “Terminale”. These students, aged 6 to 18, follow the French curriculum, the same as in French schools in France. The younger children are received in a Swedish Preschool, “Förskola“, which has no agreement with AEFE and is attended by approximately 88 children. These children can later continue to the first class in the school, CP.
An International School
Lycée Français Saint Louis has the status of an International School approved by the Swedish National Agency for Education and consists of low and middle school, upper secondary school and high school.
The low and middle school (CP to CM2) welcomes 325 students in 16 classes, the upper secondary school (from the 6ème to the 3ème) welcomes 258 students in 12 different classes and the high school (from 2nd to Terminale) welcomes 142 high school students in 6 different classes. The teaching provided is in line with all French schools in the AEFE network (AEFE), ie a French-language education that respects the French National Ministry of Education’s curriculum, schedule and regulations.
All students are taught Swedish from first grade and Swedish teaching continues in primary and secondary school. It gives the students the opportunity to transition to the local education system or to further their education in Sweden after obtaining their diploma.
An agreement with AEFE
With its agreement with l’Agence pour l’Enseignement Français à l’Étranger (AEFE), the Lycée Français Saint Louis is part of a network of 566 similar schools in 138 different countries around the world. At AEFE’s schools, more than 390,000 students are studying, of which 40% are French and 60% come from other countries.
The Headmaster, Denis Ravaille, and the Director of the Low and Middle School, Fabrice Palhies, are expatriated Frenchmen and employees of AEFE.
The teaching is carried out by qualified teachers from France, as well as by local staff, certified French or Swedish teachers.
At the school, the “Le Diplôme National du Brevet” is being prepared during the final year of secondary school and “Le Baccalauréat” for general education and the French International Baccalauréat (BFI), with an approved diploma, during the last year of high school. Students with Swedish as their mother tongue can also study for a Swedish upper secondary school diploma and obtain a Swedish High School Diploma (Gymnasieexamen).
For a long time, the Lycée Français Saint Louis has obtained excellent exam results.
In 2023, 100 % of candidates obtained their “Baccalauréat” (Lycée) and 98% the “Diplôme National de Brevet” (Collège).These excellent results, which are among the best of International French schools around the world, attest to the high quality of the education at our school.
A Swedish Foundation
The school is governed by Swedish law, through the Lycée Français Saint Louis Foundation in Stockholm, with Guillaume Lefebvre as chairman of the board.