The only French Lycée in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, the Lycée Français International d’Al Khobar (LFIK) opened in 1983 under the patronage of the French Embassy. It follows the French National Curriculum as set out by the French Ministry of National Education, as do all schools in the network of French overseas schools.
LFIK describes itself as an international school available to pupils of all countries, regardless of whether their first language is French. In 2020-21, the school welcomed 581 pupils aged 3 to 18 from 22 different nationalities.
The Mission Laque Française (The French Secular Mission) oversees LFIK, a network of 119 schools attended by 54,000 students. These schools are part of the over 550 facilities that comprise the French education network worldwide.
In 2020-21, the school welcomed 581 pupils aged 3 to 18 from 22 different nationalities
Principal Omar Habchi is at the helm of the school. Teachers are a combination of those recruited from France and those selected locally, and they must all have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in their subject. A strong mastery of the French language is required.