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Odyssey school network

Supported by French institutions, the Odyssey school network is based on a philosophy rooted in the tradition of excellence in French education, multilingualism, an international outlook and personal development.

When founded in 1901, the French International  School was a Belgian French-speaking educational institution known as Institut Rochez, then The School of Antwerp (Lycée d’Anvers).

After the First World War , it became a girls’ school named Collège Marie-José.

The school then developed under the Belgian education reorganisation campaign in the 1970s.

French International School

In the 2000s, the French-speaking Belgian school became the French International School (Lycée Français International). It then became accredited by the Agence pour l'Enseignement Français à l'Etranger (AEFE), whose mission is to guarantee compliance with the programmes and values of French education and the teaching standards of French schools abroad, through regular inspections and regional coordination departments.

bilingual curriculum

The School has worked hard to reinforce the appeal of its teaching, focusing notably on developing a bilingual French-English curriculum in an establishment that is conducive to each pupil’s development: 

  • spacious, connected classrooms equipped with modern school furniture
  • a media library and a documentation centre dedicated to reading, research and information
  • a multi-sports hall
  • a green outdoor recreation area 
  • A dining area.

Start their future today!

Admissions for the 2022-2023 school year are now open.