How to find a bilingual school in Lyon for my child ?

You are a bilingual family in Lyon

You are a mixed and/or bilingual family in the capital of the Gauls and you want to encourage your children to speak your mother tongue? You rightly want your child’s education to take place in his second language which is not French? You have come to the right place! Here you will find a selection of bilingual schools in Lyon and the Lyon region for your child.

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You are an expatriate family in Lyon

You are an expatriate family in Lyon, France, and your children don’t speak the language of Molière? Are you looking for a bilingual or international school for your child? We have selected for you the bilingual schools in Lyon that can welcome your children and where classes are held in the language you speak: English, Spanish, Italian, German…!

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You are back from expatriation

If you are returning from expatriation, your children have probably learned a foreign language during your stay. It is logical that you rightly want your children to keep this asset and continue to practice this foreign language. 

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You wish to see your child progress in a foreign language 

In our contemporary society, where international exchanges are increasingly important, speaking a foreign language has become essential, especially for the younger generations. Thus, enrolling your children in a bilingual school will introduce them to learning a foreign language.


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Bilingual schools in Lyon

  1. Cité Scolaire Internationale CSI

Located in Gerland, the international school district is a real cultural melting pot. Composed of 6 sections, each corresponding to the teaching in a foreign language, the elementary school of the city counts with nearly 500 pupils from CP to CM2. The CSI offers a school programme entirely in a foreign language. The sections are as follows: English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Polish, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and German. Admissions are based on language tests and a dossier, with different procedures depending on the section and entry level. Foreign students can also benefit from a FLE (French as a Foreign Language) course to immerse themselves in the language of Molière.

Practical information : 

2 place de Montréal, 69361 Lyon

+33 (0)4 78 69 60 06

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  1. Montessori 

It is a private school out of contract, affiliated to the Association Montessori de France. This international school practices Montessori pedagogy. The latter encourages learning through experience and sharing among peers. Located in the 6th arrondissement of the Gauls Capital, the courses are held in two languages: French and English. It welcomes 150 children from 2 to 12 years old, divided into 4 cycles: 2-3 years old, 3-6 years old and 6-12 years old. The children are divided into mixed age groups, which encourages exchanges, mutual aid and develops a sense of relationship in society. The younger children benefit from the experience of the older children who themselves improve by advising and helping the younger ones.

Practical information :

8 Rue Barrier 69006 Lyon 

+33 (0)4 78 24 51 32

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  1. Ombrosa 

Ombrosa is a private establishment with two sites in Lyon and the Lyon region: Lyon 6ème and Caluire. It is an international bilingual school integrated into the French education system. Ombrosa welcomes French-speaking, English-speaking and international students. The kindergarten is entirely English-speaking and welcomes children in small, specially equipped units. In primary school, children discover or perfect bilingualism through immersion. The class alternates between a French-speaking and an English-speaking week with teachers trained in France or Great Britain. Admission is by interview in kindergarten and by interview, file and evaluation in elementary school. On three sites 1200 pupils from kindergarten to final year, representing 30 nationalities: children from multicultural families or returning from expatriation who wish to offer an international opening to their children.

Practical information : 

“The Nursery : Kindergarten

50 rue Vendôme, 69006 Lyon

+33 (0)4 78 93 71 00

“Ombrosa”: Kindergarten, Primary, Middle School, High School

95 quai Clemenceau, 69300 Caluire

+33 (0)4 78 23 22 63

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  1. Junior School International

Located in Lyon’s 8th arrondissement, the Junior School private school welcomes children from nursery school to 3rd grade. Half of the timetable is devoted to learning English. Classes are taught by native English-speaking teachers in a context of total immersion. The school is a human-sized establishment with 200 students from nursery to middle school.

Practical information :

67 avenue Jean Mermoz, 69008 

+33 (0)4 78 09 02 83

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  1. West Point

The West Point International Bilingual School located in the 5th district of Lyon offers half-day French and English instruction by native teachers. Immersion in the two cultures gives its students a cultural and linguistic openness through bilingualism. They welcome more than 350 students from the Very Small Section to CM2. 

Practical information : 

15 rue de la Garenne, 69005 

+33 (0)4 72 16 08 14

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Bilingual schools in the Lyon region


  1. English School – Lyon

The English School located about 10 km from Lyon meets the needs of parents and children by providing education by bilingual teachers with the aim of opening children to multiculturalism, which is essential today and a source of openness to the world, with the objective of finding them bilingual again at the end of CM2. Tailor-made” teaching is proposed to take account of the individuality of each child and adapt their curriculum to their strengths and weaknesses. Small class sizes are up to 20 students.

Practical information : 

701 Rue du Vallon, 69280 Marcy l’Etoile

+33 (0)4 81 91 67 76

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  1. Assumption Bellevue School Centre

Bellevue Bilingual School is a school under an association contract with the state located in La Mulatière, near Confluence in the 2nd arrondissement of Lyon. English is taught from the first year of schooling through linguistic immersion by native English-speaking teachers. For admission, priority is given to pupils from Bellevue primary school and pupils from schools with similar projects or who have just returned from a stay abroad are enrolled on the basis of their school records and an interview. The school welcomes 2157 pupils in their 3 sites located in La Mulatière and the 7th arrondissement of Lyon .

Practical information : 

39 quai Jean Jacques Rousseau, 69350 La Mulatière

+33 (0)4 72 66 30 80

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  1. International School of Lyon

Located in Sainte Foys-Lès-Lyons, a few kilometers from downtown Lyon, the international school is a private establishment that was founded by a group of multinationals based in the capital e of gastronomy from a common need: to offer an international education to the children of its expatriate employees. Their mission is to “develop inquisitive, responsible and independent lifelong learners who are curious, responsible and independent and who actively contribute to shaping their diverse communities”. They use the Primary Years Programme (PYP) method for which the school is accredited. It is a student-centred model that prepares them to be active in their learning and able to contribute in today’s society. Admission is via their website and priority is given to English-speaking children.

Practical information : 

80 Chemin du Grand Roule, 69110 Sainte Foy-Lès-Lyon

+33 (0)4 78 86 61 90

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  1. Greenfield

Located about 10 kilometres from downtown Lyon, Greenfield is a private, bilingual French-English nursery and primary school. Half-day instruction is provided in French and half-day instruction in English in small classes with a maximum of 20 pupils. English is taught in a playful way for total immersion. On a human scale, the elementary school is composed of five classes, one for each level from CP to CM2. Greenfield seeks to communicate values such as cultural openness and early bilingualism to its students in a caring, family-like environment.

Practical information : 

14 rue de la Mairie, 69660 Collonges-au-mont-d’or

+33 (0)4 72 27 87 80

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  1. Steiner Waldorf 

The private non-contractual school Steiner Waldorf is located 8 km south of Lyon. It applies the Waldorf pedagogy which aims to stimulate the imagination and the social sense, the foundations of the creativity of the future adult. It is one of the 1,000 Waldorf schools in the world, being only in France about 2,500 children enrolled in 22 structures. An original school programme that emphasizes the importance of intellectual, artistic and manual subjects as well as the learning of two modern languages from primary school onwards. The school does not claim to be specifically bilingual, but the reinforced learning of English is a priority from nursery school onwards, with the organisation of language trips to a Steiner-Waldorf school abroad, and regular correspondence with English-speaking and foreign pupils.

Practical information : 

6 Av. Georges Clemenceau, 69230 Saint-Genis-Laval

+33 (0)4 78 50 77 45 

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We hope that this information has been helpful in helping you find the right school for your child in Lyon. And of course, you can count on us to look after your child who will, if you wish, be in the hands of a reliable bilingual babysitter who speaks his or her mother tongue!



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