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the AEFE Network

The AEFE Network

The AEFE is a French government body. Under the supervision of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, it coordinates the large network of French educational institutions abroad. The mission of the AEFE is to support the growing international mobility of French families as France is the country with the largest school network beyond its borders.

The network counts nearly 500 schools and is represented in 137 countries.

Schools of the network are very international in nature and welcome students of many different nationalities who grow up sharing universal humanist values that are the foundation of the French republican model. 

These schools passed a thorough approval process referred to as an "homologation" that validates the conformity of their programs with the requirements, programs and pedagogical objectives of the French national education system.

It also represents a great practical advantage as it allows students from one school of the network to easily continue her/his education in France or in another member school (if space is available).


Being part of the AEFE network represents a great advantage for our families. Students can use the network to study abroad and families can count on finding a sister school to continue with our education system, in case of a relocation. 

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CAIS • California Association of Independent Schools

The California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) is an organization of approximately 200 elementary, middle and secondary schools in California. The Association serves and strengthens its schools by:

  • setting standards of academic quality and ethical conduct
  • facilitating the professional growth of faculty, administrators, and trustees
  • promoting ethnic and socio-economic diversity


NAIS • National Association of Independent Schools

The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) is a nonprofit membership association that provides services to more than 1,800 schools and associations of schools in the United States and abroad; including more than 1,500 independent private K-12 schools in the U.S.


Accrediting Commission for Schools Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Through ACS WASC’s evaluation of institutions, ACS WASC accreditation assures the educational community, the general public, and other organizations and agencies that an institution has clearly defined objectives appropriate to education; has established conditions under which their achievement can reasonably be expected; appears in fact to be accomplishing them substantially; is so organized, staffed, and supported that it can be expected to continue to do so; and demonstrates that it meets ACS WASC’s criteria and accreditation standards. ACS WASC encourages and supports institutional development and improvement through an institutional self-evaluation using the accreditation criteria and policies, as well as mid-cycle, follow-up, and special reports, and periodic evaluation of institutional quality by qualified peer professionals.