95 Quai Clemenceau, Caluire, 69300, France
Tel: (+33) 4 78 23 22 63
Fax: (+33) 4 78 23 56 22
IB International curricula.
1000 students, 2-19 yrs
The Lycée Multilingue Ombrosa founded in 1971, is a non-profit
making, co-educational, non-sectarian, independent day school providing
French and Anglophone education for the international and French
community in the Lyon region. Its objectives are entirely educational
and concentrate on helping pupils to reach their full potential,
aiming to produce pupils who are dynamic and open in their attitude
and who are respectful and hardworking. These goals are achieved
through close cooperation with parents.
The school campus comprising separate infants, primary, lower and
upper secondary units is situated in an extensive park in the northern
residential area of Lyon and is well served by a network of school
The children are welcomed into an English speaking Infants School
and then receive a bilingual education from fully qualified French
and British teachers. In the Lower Secondary School there are three
English streams, one for native speakers, one for bilingual pupils
and one for beginners. At the age of 11 the children have the opportunity
of beginning German or Japanese as a foreign language or they can
opt for extra English studies. French as a foreign language is available
to those who require it. Spanish is offered from the age of 13.
The school operates a comprehensive and well-established exchange
programme and the pupils can spend between three weeks and three
months being educated in the country of their target language (Japan
included). As well as languages a full range of arts, humanities,
sciences and sports are catered for. At the end of their lower secondary
education the children can prepare the French Brevet and IGCSE certificates.
In the Upper Secondary School, the pupils are prepared for a French
Baccalauréate or can join the international stream with IGCSE and
prepare a bilingual IB Diploma. Special national language certificates
are prepared in French, English, German, Japanese and Spanish.
A full range of extra curricular activities and clubs are available
to the pupils including gym, judo, football, art, IT and choir.
A magazine is also produced and published by members of the senior
school. Younger pupils benefit from an established system of pastoral
care provided by well qualified senior staff and counselling and
career guidance programmes are in place for senior school pupils.
Admission to the school is based on school records and an interview.