Missions and values
An ambitious vision for all
Welcome to the Lycée Français de Düsseldorf
François Dillenschneider, Proviseur
A Lycée of excellence
The Lycée français de Düsseldorf is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Created by a group of parents to educate around 15 children, the school has since grown into a lycée for educational excellence, one which attracts not only French students but an increasing number of students from other nationalities.
With around 600 students from Maternelle to Terminale, the school is renowned for the quality of its teaching, for the academic performance of its students and what they go on to do after they obtain their baccalauréat.
Our exam results demonstrate both the commitment of the teaching staff in providing students with the tools they need to succeed and the students’ dedication to their learning journey. With the percentage of students achieving high grades in both the Diplôme National du Brevet and the Baccalauréat, the lycée offers a pathway to the best universities and prestigious French Grandes Écoles.
A Lycée with an international outlook
An international outlook is part of the very essence of French lycées abroad. At LfdD, multiculturalism is a part of daily life. Our school also takes a multilingual approach to teaching (French, German, English, Spanish) while adapting to individual attainment rates and needs.
German-speaking students are able to work towards the Abibac. Those with good English can join the European Section. Our International American Section opened in the Primaire in 2021 and will be available in Collège from September 2022. Preparations are already underway for this section to open at Lycée level from September 2023; this will allow students to work towards the French international baccalauréat
An inclusive Lycée founded on strong values
For several years, staff at the the Lycée français de Düsseldorf have worked under an ambitious inclusiveness policy for students with special educational needs. In addition, allophone students who don’t speak French when they start at the school benefit from a specific induction and learning programme.
This is a good opportunity for students to demonstrate responsibility and solidarity for their classmates. A student’s education is supplemented by adopting the LfdD values, which help them to gradually gain greater control over their own lives as well as being enlightened contributors to tomorrow’s world.