Houston’s Only Bilingual School – 18 months old to 18 years old, the Lycée International de Houston’s mission is to provide an inclusive and diverse learning environment in which our rigorous international programs foster academic excellence, innovation, creativity and cross-cultural communication to inspire a passion for learning and empower each student with knowledge, understanding, and open-mindedness. Considering the richness, diversity, and challenges of this dual-language system in French and English, students educated at the LIH are well-prepared to meet—and often exceed—the demands of the best universities in France, North America, and Europe.
Learning a language is a most rewarding intellectual adventure for young minds. Becoming truly bilingual, especially in our culturally immersive environment, opens students up to other cultures in a genuine way. They gain a deeper understanding of the values, beliefs and customs of other cultures and an ability to move seamlessly between them. We cannot think of a more valuable preparation for life in our globally connected time period.
LIH believes that children who develop their intellect and character in a bilingual, multicultural environment learn respect and appreciation for cultural differences and are better prepared for their future in a global environment. The ability to understand concepts, ask questions, problem-solve, write, play, and make friends in multiple languages is an advantage that will last a lifetime. LIH’s curriculum, taught by outstanding teachers in a traditional and structured environment, combines the greatest strengths of both the French National Education and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) curricula.
Learning a language is a most rewarding intellectual adventure for young minds. Becoming truly bilingual opens students up to other cultures in a genuine way. They gain a deeper understanding of the values, beliefs and customs of other cultures and an ability to move seamlessly between them. We cannot think of a more valuable preparation for life in our globally connected time period.
Starting with the extensive French curriculum—taught in French—students become highly proficient critical thinkers by acquiring the rigorous writing skills and broad academic knowledge necessary for the French Baccalaureate. Commencing with our strong American program—taught in English—students receive the academic preparation that is sought by American colleges and universities by earning a Franco-American Baccalaureate. In addition, LIH offers the International Baccalaureate – a recognized English-based program that provides a personalized approach to learning. The IB excels in challenging students to uncover their interests and discover themselves through self-directed projects overseen by teachers.
- Bilingual education
- Low teacher-student ratio
- Differentiated learning- linking the academic goals of the curriculum with students’ diverse interests and capacities
- Individualized learning – teaching strategies that meet an individual student’s needs
- Analytical skills and rigorous reasoning through the French curriculum
- Creativity through the American educational approach
- An international track with the International Baccalaureate, French Baccalauréat and French- American Baccalaureate Diploma Programmes
- An international community made up of more than 45 nationalities
The Lycée International de Houston – Bilingual School
www.lihouston.org – 832-474-1013