The Lycée Français René Descartes is accredited by the French Ministry of Education and approved by the Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE).

Joining us means integrating a network of academic excellence with of 535 schools around the world. It provides a seamless education from kindergarten to “Baccalaureat” in 140 countries (including France).


Children not enrolled at the LFRD

The pre-enrolment campaign for the start academic year 2024-2025 for children not attending the LFRD will open in the second half of the year.

The first step is to complete the administrative pre-registration process on Eduka. As demand far exceeds the number of places available, this process is compulsory.
The secretaries are at your disposal for further information.

By e-mail secretariat@lfrd.net by telephone +855 61 805 832 or +855 92 437 464

As demand may exceed the available places, the LFRD has established a strict list of criteria for first time enrollment: 

Priority criteria
1. Child with French citizenship, Children of the LFRD staff, Children of French government personnel posted in Cambodia,
2.Child previously enrolled in an AEFE school or in a French school,
3. Siblings,
4. Child enrolled in a French-speaking school,
5.First registration date of enrollment.

Once the pre-registration campaign is closed, a ranking commission is held, at the end of which you will receive one of the following notifications:

– confirmation of registration and procedure of the next steps of admission,

– placement on the waiting list,

– a refusal.

Pre-registration requests may be made for the current school year. Our admission office is available to provide you with information and support.

Admission test

If your child is enrolled in a school that is not is not recognised by the French Ministry of Education, an admission test may be required. These schools include private French schools without an AEFE license and international schools School management reserves the right to refuse a student whose French level would cause their schooling to suffer.

The French school system

What grade is my child in?

Age France United Kingdom USA
3 Maternelle Petite Section Nursery Nursery
4 Maternelle Moyenne Section Reception Pre-K
5 Maternelle Grande Section Year 1 Kindergarten
6 CP Year 2 1st Grade
7 CE1 Year 3 2nd Grade
8 CE2 Year 4 3rd Grade
9 CM1 Year 5 4th Grade
10 CM2 Year 6 5th Grade
11 6ème Year 7 6th Grade
12 5ème Year 8 7th Grade
13 4ème Year 9 8th Grade
14 3ème Year 10 9th Grade
15 2de Year 11 10th Grade
16 1ère Year 12 11th Grade
17 Terminale Year 13 12th Grade


Your child already attends the school.

Re-enrolment campaigns will take place during the second term. You will receive an email informing you of the dates and procedures.

The secretaries will be happy to provide further information: secretariat@lfrd.net or 092 437 464 or 061 805 832

Contact us

Admission Office

Téléphone Helen, ហេឡេន (Fr, Eng, Kh): +855 61 805 832, Navy, ណាវី (Fr, En, Kh): +855 92 437 464

Email secretariat@lfrd.net