Presentation of the LFI Tokyo

The International French High School in Tokyo as known as "LFI Tokyo" belongs to a network of establishments operated by the Agence pour l’enseignement français à l’étranger (AEFE), part of the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs. Since 1 January 2006, the LFI Tokyo has enjoyed accreditation as a licensed local private school (Tokyo kokusai furansu gakuen). 

Introduction to our School : A Gateway to a Global Network

The International French School in Tokyo is an establishment of the Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE) within the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs which educates more than 395,000 students worldwide in 580 schools. AEFE provides pedagogical continuity worldwide, allowing easy transfers between AEFE schools for students.

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The International French School in Tokyo registers students from kindergarten through high school, with 60 different nationalities represented. Our school follows the French National Curriculum and prepares students for Brevet and French Baccalaureat.
Our mission is to provide a high quality educational program within the framework of multilingual education. We help students to develop self-confidence, respect for others, curiosity and openness to different cultures. Most importantly, we strive to inspire a desire to learn. 

In Tokyo, the LFI Tokyo assures continuity in public educational services for French expatriate children while also contributing to the promotion of French language and culture abroad, particularly by welcoming students of Japanese and many other nationalities.

The LFI Tokyo offers a program of instruction in accordance with the French curriculum, and includes significant linguistic and cultural components in relation to the Japanese context. Diplomas and qualifications awarded by the school are identical to those conferred by institutions in France.

The LFI Tokyo currently accommodates nearly 1550 francophone pupils of French or other nationalities. Our campus houses the primary school (with students beginning petite section at age three) and accommodates students through upper-secondary and terminale (age 18). Most courses are conducted in French, but foreign-language instruction (in Japanese, English, German, and Spanish) also constitutes an important part of the curriculum. French/English bilingual classes have been created in the primary school, while a bilingual Section européenne for Social Studies is on offer in lower secondary. Finally, the International French Baccalaureate is available to Japanese-speaking and English-speaking students (opened in september 2017) in the upper secondary school.

At the beginning of the 2022 school year, the Lycée Français International de Tokyo will have a new location called the Annex. This new structure was previously known as Takinogawa Elementary School Number 6. It will accommodate about 300 students in CE2, CM1 and CM2.

The mission of the LFI Tokyo is twofold :

  • To meet the needs a diverse and ever-changing educational community; to facilitate students’ aspirations of integration and/or ambitions of excellence; to create an environment in which each student may succeed,
  • To fulfill the role of a French educational entity abroad via a policy of inclusiveness and community in particular through exchange with other schools or cultural organizations

Our campus is located in the north of Tokyo in the kita-ku district, you can find more informations about our location while following this link : How to find us?

Adress : lycée français international de Tokyo, 5-57-37 Takinogawa Kita-ku, 114-0023 Tokyo, Téléphone : +81 (0)3 6823 6580

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