A french and international school
The Lycée français international de Rangoun (LFIR) is an establishment of French excellence, member of the AEFE network since the start of the 2016 academic year. Teaching is done in French and in English. Students also take Burmese lessons, and can opt for Spanish or German. The school, thanks to its history and its tradition of openness, is a place of linguistic and cultural meetings and exchanges. It welcomes students of all nationalities, from the preschool section to the baccalaureate. It is approved by the french Ministry of education, and therefore follows its curriculum.
Opened by Total group in 1993 to provide education for the French children of the group’s employees, the LFIR has been managed since the beginning of September 2016 by the LFIR Association (the Association of parents of students). The Lycée français is a member of the AEFE (Agency for French Education Abroad) network as a partner institution. As such, it is one of the 496 French schools abroad approved by the French Ministry of National Education, and one of the 36 establishments in the Asia-Pacific region offering education that meets the requirements of the programs of the French national education. Located in the heart of the Golden Valley in the economic capital of Myanmar, Rangoon, the establishment currently welcomes nearly 180 students of more than thirty different nationalities, half of whom are French.
About twenty teachers supervise the students. The rest of the staff is made up of management, educational, administrative, technical, health and service staff.
The school is growing fast
Faced with a growing number of students enrolling, the campus has been separated in two sites since 2018, permanently connected by the school shuttle. The high school was moved from the Golden Valley to our new campus in Ou Yin Street in the nearby Kamaryut neighborhood. It includes state-of-the-art educational equipment and a football field that welcomes our students for their sports activities and meetings. In 2020, a single, larger, greener campus will emerge.
The LFIR formed a partnership with N ° 2 Basic Education High School in 2017, and with the Yangon Japanese School for more than ten years. Cultural, sports and educational exchanges take place regularly between our students, and are praised by the participants.
Anne-Hélène Roignan, President of the LFIR Association
“The strength of our establishment is to have succeeded in marrying a real conviviality, based on values of openness and kindness, with an academic requirement that prepares students for the level of excellence expected in a world in mutation.”
The school lion and Joseph Kessel
Famous reporter, adventurer, Resistance fighter and renowned French writer, Joseph Kessel traveled to Myanmar in 1955 to discover Mogok, who inspired his work “La vallée des rubis”, an adventure novel and documentary about this forgotten city. He is also the author of a book which recounts the friendship between a lion and a little girl named Patricia, who is called … “The lion”! The school logo pays tribute to the work of this historic figure.