Enseignement Dispensé
L’enseignement dispensé à l’Ecole Française Bilingue est conforme aux programmes de l’Education Nationale. L’Ecole Française Bilingue est inscrite sur la liste officielle des Etablissements Français à l’Etranger (Code RNE: 4040010R).

Primaire: L’enseignement dispensé et l’horaire respecté sont conformes aux Instructions Officielles du Ministère de l’Education Nationale. Les enseignants de l’Ecole Primaire sont régulièrement inspectés par l’Inspecteur de l’Education Nationale basé en Amérique du Nord. L’enseignement bilingue Anglais est assuré de la Grande Section de Maternelle au CM2 à hauteur de 40% du temps d'enseignement en moyenne dans le respect des contenus pédagogiques Français.
Notre programme éducatif commence avec la classe de Grande Section de Maternelle , le travail réalisé sur le Français pendant l'année de GS est primordial pour préparer au mieux les élèves à l'apprentissage de la lecture et de l'écriture au CP. Il est par conséquent vivement recommandé aux familles de veiller à inscrire leurs enfants dès la classe de Grande Section.

Secondaire: Les classes du Collège sont homologuées, l'enseignement bilingue en Anglais à hauteur de 30% du temps d'enseignement respecte les contenus pédagogiques Français. Au Lycée, l'accent est mis sur la préparation aux examens et aux études supérieures, l'Anglais est enseigné 4 heures par semaine. Les classes du Lycée non homologuées pour des raisons d'effectifs reçoivent une reconnaissance officielle par l'évaluation des connaissances organisée en liaison avec le Centre National d’Enseignement à Distance (CNED).

Les options disponibles au Collège et au Lycée sont : LV1 Anglais, LV2 Espagnol à partir de la 5ème ; Option Latin de la 5ème à la Terminale; Seconde Générale; specialités de Première et Terminale: mathématiques, SVT, Physique-Chimie, SES, HG-géopolitique-sciences politiques, LLCE Espagnol. Quand cela est possible, toute autre option ou spécialité peut éventuellement être mise en place à la charge des familles.

Horaires
Les portes de l'école ouvrent à 8h. Il n'y a pas de garderie ou d'étude surveillée avant ou après les cours. Il incombe aux familles de déposer leurs enfants entre 8h et 8h15 le matin et de les récupérer à la fin de leurs cours.

Primaire:

En dehors des horaires cités ci-dessus, l’accès de la cour et des locaux scolaires est interdit aux élèves sans l’accord préalable d’un enseignant ou du directeur. De même aucun élève ne doit pénétrer dans une salle de classe en l’absence d’enseignant.

Secondaire: Du Lundi au Vendredi, les cours commencent à 8h15 et se terminent à 15h, 16h05 ou 17h en fonction de l'emploi du temps de chacun (série/options). Le Vendredi après-midi est réservé à la rédaction des devoirs surveillés du CNED pour les classes de Lycée.

Education Physique et Sportive
L’EPS est confiée à des professeurs du Y.M.C.A. et se passent au terrain de sport et au gymnase jouxtant la cour de l’Ecole.

Enseignement bilingue Anglais
Notre enseignement bilingue Anglais porte sur les matières et horaires suivants:

Instruction
All teaching at Ecole Française Bilingue meets the standards of the national education system in France. Ecole Française Bilingue is on the official list of French schools abroad or «Etablissements Français de l’Etranger » (Code RNE: 4040010R).

Elementary: The instruction and the scheduling follow the official guidelines of the French Ministry of National Education. The teachers in the Elementary level are regularly observed and inspected by the Inspector of National Education based in North America. Our bilingual English program means our students spend an average of 40% of their class time studying in English, 60% in French covering the full content required by France in either language.
Our program starts in Kindergarten where our students learn all the basic tools in French and in English they will need to be fully prepared for the challenges of first grade. It is therefore most recommended that students enter our program in Kindergarten.

Secondary: Middle School (6th– 9th grades) is fully accredited by the French Ministry of Education and our bilingual program (30% in English, 70% in French) follows the French national curriculum. In grades 10th–12th, instruction focuses carefully on the preparation of our students for the French Baccalauréat final examination and for their college studies. There are 4 hours of English instruction per week. Evaluation is organized in collaboration with the Centre National d’Enseignement à Distance (CNED) which provides official recognition of our "Lycée" classes.

Elective courses available in Middle and Upper School are as follows: ENGLISH 1st foreign Language, SPANISH 2nd foreign language starting in 7th grade, LATIN starting in 7th grade, 10th grade "Seconde Générale"; in 11th and 12th grade "spécialités" mathematics, Earth and Life Sciences, Physics-Chemistry, Economics, political sciences, Spanish language literature and civilization. Other electives can be organized upon a family's request and will be charged to the family.

Hours
The school doors open every day at 8am. There is no supervision or study hall before or after classes. Families are required to drop their children off between 8am and 8:15am and to pick them up at the end of their last class of the day.

Elementary:

Access to the courtyard and the school grounds is prohibited to the students outside of the hours cited above, except with approval of the Principal or of a teacher. As well, students may not enter a classroom unless a teacher is present.

Secondary: Monday–Friday, classes start at 8:15 and end at 3:00, 4:05, or 5:00, depending on each student's class schedules. Friday afternoons are dedicated to the CNED test papers for the Upper School.

Physical Education
Physical Education is taught at the school by teachers from the YMCA using the St Giles sports field and gymnasium adjacent to our playground.

Teaching of English, our Bilingual Program
English instruction is an important element of our bilingual curriculum:

Official French Examinations
Ecole Française Bilingue is linked to the French Examination Center in Washington D.C. Students take the Brevet exam at the end of 9th grade, the Epreuves Anticipées du Baccalauréat at the end of 11th grade and the Baccalauréat at the end ot 12th grade. The exams take place in Wasnington DC between the end of May and mid-June over 2 days for the Brevet and the Epreuves Anticipées, over two weeks for the Baccalauréat. Registration takes place in December. Registration applications are submitted to the students and sent to the Exam Center by the School. For students from non-Michelin families, registration fees, travel and lodging expenses for these exams are the responsibility of the parents.

Supplies and Textbooks
In all classes, the purchase of school supplies is the responsibility of the parents. French paper, notebooks and textbooks are provided by the school, with the exception of certain books which are on the list of supplies posted on our website in June for the next school year. Books issued to the students must be covered at the beginning of the school year and must be turned in at the end of the year. The school reserves the right to require reimbursement for books that are torn or otherwise in excessively bad condition.

French Workshops
Ecole Française Bilingue offers children who are fluent in French and who attend the U.S. school system, to join the “Ateliers de Français” in the afternoon in order to maintain their level in this language. We welcome children from 6 to 15 years old, class enrollment is kept low to ensure that each student receives the best support. Classes last between 45 and 90 minutes, 2 classes a week are strongly recommended. New applicants need to take an admission test to assess their level. A calendar for the year and an information meeting are proposed at the beginning of each year. For more information or to register, please contact the school’s Principal at principal@efbgreenville.org

Teachers' Qualification
Status of
French Faculty
The teachers belong to the French Ministry of Education or come from the private school network. They hold full certifications such as "Professorat des Ecoles", "CAPES" or "Agrégation".

Status and Training of
American Teaching Faculty

The American teachers are recruited among university graduates and are holders of a Bachelor of Science or a Masters degree. They can hold certifications of states other than South Carolina.

Staff

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