There are three different options for instruction in the Lower School. Students can be “interne” and attend both French and American classes in the Lycée International. They can attend the Ecole Schnapper full-time and receive both French and American instruction there. Or, they can attend their local French public school and be dismissed twice a week to join the American Section class at the Lycée International. This third option is called the externé program.
Assignments are made according to space availability, student profile, and parental preference. More than half of American Section Lower School students are externe. While it is not possible for students to transfer from one full-time option to the other, externe students may request full-time places at either campus in the spring for the following year. Assignments are made according to space availability.