Middle School (6th-8th)
The Middle School at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles consists of grades 6th, 7th and 8th, with both International and French School Programs. The curriculum is designed to help students make the crucial transition from Elementary to High School. Developmentally, these are very important years for our students, and an interdisciplinary approach is used to help them hone their study skills as the coursework becomes increasingly demanding. There is an increase in homework at the Middle School level, and particular emphasis is placed on problem solving, writing, group and individual cross-over projects, teamwork, research techniques and resources, as well as the use of computer applications and an appreciation of goal-oriented organizational techniques. At this level, there are also increased opportunities for co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. Middle School has its own student council and newspaper.
As is true throughout the school, the International School Program courses are taught in English and French is the academic language in the French School Program. While knowledge of French is not a prerequisite for admission, French and English language instruction is required of all students and pupils at all levels quickly become proficient. In the French School Program, a choice of a third language, either Spanish, German, or Mandarin Chinese is taught from 7th through 12th grade and is mandatory. Latin is mandatory of all 6th graders in the International School Program and in the French School Program. Lycée students are allowed to transfer from one section to another with faculty approval.