French International School in Bratislava Was Inaugurated on Friday

The French International School in Bratislava (photo by TASR)

Bratislava, June 10 (TASR) – The French International School (Ecole Francaise Internationale) in Bratislava was ceremonially inaugurated on Friday with Education, Science, Research and Sport Minister Peter Plavcan (SNS nominee) and French Ambassador to Slovakia Didier Lopinot in attendance.

“Opening of the school at this new place in the Bratislava borough of Petrzalka is a festive day. Given that the school has continued to grow every year, we had to find a new place,” said French School Association in Bratislava president Ivan Saudreau. It used to be based in the Cadrova Street in the borough of Kramare, but it moved to the Maria Curie Sklodowska Street in Petrzalka on September 3, 2014.

There are currently 210 pupils aged between 3-15 years old attending the classes. Most of them are Slovaks or coming from mixed French-Slovak families. “Our facility is composed of a pre-school and all years of the primary school, but we plan on opening a grammar school as of September 2017 as well,” added Saudreau.

The French International School in Bratislava is part of the network established by the French Education Abroad Agency (AEFE), which is the umbrella organisation for 494 schools and 336,000 pupils around the world.