Education in France
Hello and welcome to the Education Zone. Whether your children are toddlers about to enter nursery school
), already at primary school
) or teenagers struggling through their bac year
) in state-run
or private schools
, this is the place for you. The FrenchEntrée Education Zone aims to provide you with a comprehensive source of information and news on education in France
Our topic host Margaret Lanzenberg has lived in Paris for many years, where she has not only put her own children through the French school system but taught. She now runs French School Expat Guide
to help foreign parents find a suitable school for their children and prepare for induction.
In addition, Margaret organises workshops to help people understand the French education system and has participated in panel discussions organised by women's groups to inform parents about the system and in particular on the transition from maternelle
to école primaire
If you have a question on the French education system, a suggestion or contribution you would like to make, please get in touch
Insurance for Schoolchildren in France
If you have a child or children who will be attending school in France, a separate specific insurance policy will be required. Known as assurance scolaire
, it is highly recommended by the French Ministry of Education, and is a prerequisite for children in most schools. more...