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 economic capital of Myanmar, Rangoon, the establishment currently welcomes nearly 170 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 was moved from the Golden Valley to two new campuses in Windermere Garden (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.
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.
The school lion and Joseph Kessel
A renowned French reporter, adventurer, resistance fighter and writer, Joseph Kessel traveled to Burma in 1955 to discover Mogok, which inspired his book “The Valley of the Rubies”, an adventure novel and documentary on this forgotten city. He is also the author of a book which chronicles the friendship between a lion and a girl named Patricia, which is called… “The lion”! The school logo pays tribute to the work of this historic figure.
Kate Roux, american citizen, enrolled her two kids Chloé and Liam at LFIR two years ago. She tells us why.
Stéphanie Hulot, Primary school director
“The LFIR guarantees the education of children starting from kindergarten in accordance with the programs and organization of the French education system. Approved as such by the AEFE, it allows each child to flourish in a multilingual environment through in-depth teaching of English and basics of the Burmese language. To ensure the mastery of French, which remains at the heart of their learning, non-French-speaking students benefit from personalized monitoring throughout their schooling. Anxious to take into account the rhythms of learning, its teaching team has designed appropriate devices to stimulate children, make them active and open to different cultures, in an inclusive setting.
By honoring our students through major projects, by promoting teamwork (sponsorship and inter-cycle links), our students continue their learning in an active and civic manner.
Our students are real players in our establishment. They participate in its governing bodies, starting from primary school, with the Children’s Council.”
Nadia Carnal, Educational Counsellor (CPE)
“Middle school and high school are important stages in the students’ career. The school is a central place in the lives of teenagers, who develop strong bonds with their peers, take responsibility, gain their autonomy, develop their critical thinking and gradually shape their personality.
School life is there to support students in these experiences and learning that go beyond the classroom. The school life team, with the collaboration of the entire teaching and educational team, strives to develop living together within the establishment and to ensure that the students evolve in a safe, respectful and caring environment.
Students are encouraged to express themselves, give their opinion and propose projects in order to bring and develop the LFIR as close as possible to their needs and expectations.”