Admissions


Admission Process

Ready to give your child the distinct academic advantage, creative flexibility and compassionate worldview of a Lycée International de Houston education?

LIH is where your child will:

  • Learn to speak, read and write fluently in both French and English
  • Join a multicultural community representing more than 30 countries
  • Explore their passion and creativity through the arts, technology, and sports
  • Become a critical, independent thinker and well-rounded global citizen

GENERAL ADMISSIONS PROCESS

General admission information
Admission requirements by entry points
Provide supporting documents.

General admission information

In the interest of a positive educational experience for our students, the family’s demonstrated interest in and commitment to LIH’s mission is critical.

  • We strongly encourage all families to apply for admission as early as possible in their child’s education in order to maximize the benefits of our bilingual program.
  • Because space is limited in Pre-Kindergarten, we strongly recommend that local francophone and non-francophone families apply to enroll their children in Nursery.
  • English as a Second Language instruction is available throughout the curriculum; therefore, non-English-speaking applicants may be admitted at any level.

Admission requirements by entry points

Admission requirements by entry points

  • La Crèche/Nursery
    • No French required
    • Applicants for the current academic year La Crèche/Nursery class must be 18 months old in the school year in which the child enters.
  • PreK2, PK3, PK4, and KG
    • No French required
    • Applicants for the current academic year PK2 class must be two years old in the school year in which the child enters.
    • Applicants for the current academic year PK3 class must be three years old in the school year in which the child enters and be toilet trained.
    • Applicants for the current academic year PK4 class must be four years old in the school year in which the child enters.
    • Applicants for the current academic year KG class must be five years old in the school year in which the child enters.
  • Grades 1-8
    • Applicants for the current academic year 1st grade class must be six years in the school year in which the child enters.
    • Applicants must have the ability to perform in French at grade level as prescribed by the French Ministry of National Education.
    • No French required to be admitted in our 1st – 8th grade for our pre-IB International Track (leading to the IB Diploma).
  • Grades 9 & 10
    • 9 & 10th grades students applying in our Standard Baccalaureate Track must have good level of French and have the ability to perform at grade level as prescribed by the French Ministry of National Education.
    • 9 & 10th grades students applying in French-American Baccalaureate Track must have the ability to perform at grade level as prescribed by the French Ministry of National Education.
    • No French required to be admitted in our 9th – 10th grade for our pre-IB International Track (leading to the IB Diploma).
  • Grades 11 & 12
    • Students applying in our Standard Baccalaureate Track must have French and have the ability to perform at grade level as prescribed by the French Ministry of National Education.
    • Students applying in our French-American Baccalaureate Track must have French and have the ability to perform at grade level as prescribed by the French Ministry of National Education.
    • No French required to be admitted in our IB Diploma Program.

Provide supporting documents

  • A birth certificate, or a copy of passport/visa, or permanent residency
  • A recent photo of the applicant
  • Copies of report cards/Bulletins or progress reports for current and past year (if the child is attending a school or a daycare center)
  • School transcripts when applicable
  • Certificat de Scolarité (Official Enrollment Status) when applicable, in absence of first report cards
  • Exéat (Certificate of Exit) when applicable
  • Results of the standardized test scores -ISEE, TAKS, STAAR, ERB etc. (if available)
  • Recommendation form completed by the child’s current teacher (if the child is attending a school or a daycare center)
  • Evaluation and/or assessment as needed

Must be submitted before the first day of school or entry date.

  • Updated immunization record
  • Emergency Contact
  • Allergy Form
  • Pickup authorization Form
  • Medical Record form to be complete and signed by US doctor practicing in the US.

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

Following the French Ministry of Education’s policies, prospective students registered in a school accredited by the French Government are admitted on the basis of school records and teacher recommendations. In some cases, the Lycée International de Houston will contact the Head of School or teachers of the applicant’s school for further information.

In the case of children who live in the Houston area, or those visiting the area, an evaluation to determine placement is also customary.

Applicants from Grades One through Twelve applying from a non-accredited school are required to take an entrance exam in French, English, and Math. High school applicants are also asked to take a Science exam. For applicants living abroad, the exams will be administered by a local appointed administrator when possible.

DECISION LETTERS

Decision letters are sent electronically upon completion of the application process, payment of the application fee, the student evaluation, and receipt of all requested documents.

Families are expected to respond to an admission offer within two weeks.

SCHOOL HOURS

Drop-off begins at 7:30 AM for all

La Crèche to TPS/Nursery to PK2grade

  • Acceuil:  7:30 AM – 7:50 AM
  • Classes Mon-Fri: 7:50 AM – 3:15PM
  • Extended day: 3:15 to 6:00 PM

PS – CM2/PK3 to 5th grade

  • Acceuil: 7:30 AM – 7:50 AM
  • Classes Mon-Fri: 7:50 AM – 3:15 PM
  • Study Hall and Language enrichment 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Extracurricular activities/Aftercare 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
  • School closes 6:00 PM

6ème -4ème (6th to 8th grade)

  • Acceuil: 7:30 AM – 7:50 AM
  • Classes Mon-Fri: 7:50 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Extracurricular activities/Aftercare 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
  • School closes 6:00 PM

3ème – Terminale (9th to 12th grade)

  • Acceuil: 7:30 AM – 7:50 AM
  • Classes Mon-Fri: 7:50 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Extracurricular activities/Aftercare 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
  • School closes 6:00 PM

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