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Why choose the French School of Vilnius?

  • Our School is part of the largest educational network in the world: AEFE (Agence pour l’Enseignement Français à l’Etranger – Agency for French Education Abroad) – 488 schools strong world-wide and with more than 300,000 students!
  • Our teaching programs comply with the requirements of the French National Education programs. The French School of Vilnius is a standard-bearer of universal values: tolerance, humanism, equality of opportunity, intellectual curiosity, and promotion of critical thinking… – and it makes it possible for students to continue their studies seamlessly, from Infant School to Baccalauréat. Strengthened by belonging to a dynamic, attractive and open international network, the School offers a particularly rewarding educational experience.
  • A place of exchanges and a meeting place of languages and cultures, which are aspects of a shared experience based on strong values, the French School of Vilnius educates young people from all walks of life. Appropriately-tuned language teaching allows simultaneous integration of local students by specific teaching of French, teaching of the local national language (Lithuanian) to all students and promoting the practice of English in an international context.
  • A place of anchorage in the local culture: partnership with the Lithuanian Ministry and an assurance that the Lithuanian language will be taught from primary school right through to Brandos atestatas (High School Completion Certificate) level. In addition, the history-geography and art history programs are adapted to the Lithuania context while still integrated with the French program, which constitutes a definite asset.
  • A place of excellence for students where success for all is an ambition affirmed in all the institutions of the network, which can boast an outstanding success rate in examinations for the brevet and the baccalauréat (95% on average). Most of the graduates of the network then gain access to the world’s best tertiary institutions.
  • A place of excellence for students to achieve certification in languages (Cambridge in English under the direction of the British Council, DELF (Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française – Diploma of French Language Studies) pass certified by the Institut Français (French Institute), Cervantes Institute certification in Spanish and Brandos atestatas in Lithuanian).
  • A place of excellence for teachers where all the staff is of quality, in the image of the school: multicultural with 8 nationalities represented (French, Lithuanian, American, Canadian, Ecuadorian, Italian, Belgian and Russian) and where teachers teach only their native languages – a genuine policy of the French School of Vilnius.
  • A place of excellence for teacher training because the French educational model enjoys a good reputation, particularly in the approach to teaching (teaching by objectives and projects, which has been judged the most innovative). Our approach to teaching at the infant school level has interested local educators, and the Lithuanian Ministry of Education has requested that teachers be trained to adopt our approach in the teaching of reading and writing.
  • A place of cultural excellence in connection with the French Institute (regular use of their media library, participation in all the cultural highlights of the year: film festivals, art festivals, exhibitions, francophonie activities, etc.).
  • A place of cultural excellence for extracurricular activities from 7:30 until 18:00 and during holidays (leisure centre) where our children take part in sporting activities (team sports, badminton, athletics, aikido, karate) or artistic or educational activities supervised by a team of group leaders.
  • A place of conviviality where parents are welcome. Parents manage the school through a Management Committee elected by all parents of students and they benefit from classes to learn the French language or French cooking. They also go to events where they can meet the teachers (open classes, regular meetings, Christmas show, holidays, excursions, etc.).