Frequently Asked Questions

  • Assessment CP to CM2

    Approximate time: 1 hour one-to-one assessment

    • Written and oral assessment in French with opportunities to talk with the assessment team
    • Assessment of applicants’ ability to read and understand a document, write a text, solve a problem, demonstrate creativity (through idea generation, art or drawing) and explain their reasoning
    • A reference form completed by the school in which the child is currently enrolled may also be required
    • For non-French students, an interview of the parents and the registered child with the the Deputy Director of the campus may be required
  • Assessment PS, MS, GS
    • For non-French children, an interview of the parents and the registered child will be conducted with the Deputy Director of the campus lasting approximately 30 minutes
    • A reference form completed by the school in which the child is currently enrolled may also be required
    • For all future PS, MS and GS students, an observation session in the classroom will be organised in May/June.
      Your child will participate in various activities in French and English, with the opportunity to interact with the teaching staff. Future students who are not yet in Hong Kong will be met during the pre-school meetings in the same format.
  • Practical Information I am a non-French speaking parent, will I feel part of the FIS community?

    With 2700 students coming from more than 40 countries, we absolutely revel in our diversity. We welcome French, European, American, Indian, Japanese, and students with many other nationalities… and so are our parents!
    Our community is diverse but united around our students’ activities and well-being and sharing these common goals, we are more than pleased to welcome you in our community.

  • Curriculum Where are your students heading to study after FIS?

    Each year, our students join the best universities and schools, both in France and around the world.
    They follow a very varied curriculum, having developed their career goals with the support of our guidance counsellors, according to their aspirations and personalities.
    More details on their destination countries and pursued degrees on our University guidance page.

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  • Curriculum How does FIS prepare its High School students for college/uni?

    Our school has full-time college counseling staff on hand to prepare our students for the demands of colleges worldwide, assist them with their application process and making their best college choice.
    Regular meetings with students, parents and schools fair/ schools conferences are organised along our student’s journey at FIS.

  • Curriculum What are your students’ performances at the major exams ? (DNB (brevet) and Baccalaureat for the French Stream and IGCSE and IB for the International Stream)

    Here are our 2022/2023 academic results:

    • 100% of FIS student successfully passed the DNB, 79% were awarded honors or above
    • 100% of FIS student successfully passed the French baccalaureate, 90% were awarded honors or above
    • 100% of FIS student successfully passed the IGCSE, more than 50% of all exams were graded at A*/A
    • 95% of FIS student successfully passed the International baccalaureate (IB), 57% achieved more than 35 points

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  • Curriculum How many students do you allocate per class?

    The classes sizes are determined by the Education Bureau and this for each of our 4 campuses.
    Some of our year groups may fill the maximum capacity and some may be under; our average size class is 23 students.

  • Application I applied at FIS and communicated a specific campus preference, a place was offered to my child but on another campus, when can I apply for a transfer ?

    Once you have accepted our Admission offer, we will contact you should a vacancy arises in the desired campus before the 30th of September of that school year.
    After this date, you will still have the opportunity to inform our school if you wish your child to transfer campus for next school year. We will provide a form to fill during the school year. Transfers for the next school year are subject to availability.

    For HK passport holders, in accordance with the Education Bureau and Immigration Department regulations, our school has a quota for Hong Kong passport holders for the Tseung Kwan O campus in place. Consequently, we may not be able to offer a place for this campus to Hong Kong passport holders. Should your child hold any other passport, please inform our admissions team as soon as possible.