International and French School
Multilingual Teaching
Lyon & Savoie

Mission & Structure

An independent, secular, non-profit school

An independent, secular, non-profit school

Our educational mission

Since its creation, the school welcomes students and staff from all origins and cultures. Our mission is to help students reveal and develop their full potential through a complete immersion in an educational environment that is international, stimulating and motivating, while allowing them to learn and structure themselves. Each individual is valued, respected and educated.
Our school offers a quality educational environment that highlights bilingualism and multilingualism in teachings and extracurricular activities.
Our motto is: “S’ouvrir au Monde” – “Opening out to the World”.

Mission of the IB

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) aims at developing the necessary intellectual curiosity, knowledge and sensitivity within students to help build a better, more peaceful world in a spririt of mutual understanding and intercultural respect.
To do so, the IB works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop programs of stimulating international education and rigorous assessment methods.
These programs incite students of all countries to learn actively throughout their lives, to be filled with compassion, and to understand that other people may be different, and still also be in the real.

Our structure

The different educational entities present in both the Lyon and Savoy regions and are managed by a non-profit association that falls under the jurisdiction of the 1901 law.

Placed under the authority of the Director and of the dedicated Heads of Studies, each entity must respect the instructions, requirements and curricula of the French Ministry of Education. In the context of their very own nature and thanks to the expertise developed, these entities associate the specific evolution of experiences and skills within the field of languages, of international openness, and more generally of children’s development.

Some of the teachings offered at Ombrosa remain under the competence of educational international authorities, such as “Cambridge Assessment International Education” for the IGCSE and the International Baccalaureate® for students enrolled in the IB preparation.

Since it has received authorisation to offer the International Baccalaureate diploma, the school in Lyon is registered as an “IB World School”.