The ambition of elementary education is to enable pupils to access the fundamental tools of knowledge. The mastery of the French language and the first elements of mathematics is therefore the priority objective. Students have access to privileged learning conditions with more than 40 % of their class time spent in half-groups.
The first three years of elementary school (CP, CE1, CE2) are devoted to fundamental learning. Pupils also receive lessons for questioning the world, artistic lessons (visual arts and musical education), physical and sports education and moral and civic education. The following two years (CM1, CM2) allow the enrichment and consolidation of this knowledge. The pupils also discover science and technology, history and geography, and the history of the arts.
Elementary education at the French Lycée also allows all non-English speaking children to follow a British International Section, 30% of teaching time being given in English (see Languages). At the same time, the Lycée specifically supports children in the French language learning phase (See FLE, French as a Foreign Language).