Back to school 2023 - 2024

Back to school 2023 - 2024

Primary school


The welcoming of preschool children will be staggered over the first three days (August 23rd, 24th, and 25th):

 Class hoursMorning
Petite Section
Children born
in 2020
Wednesday 23rd August /
 No No
Thursday 24th August /
9.00/13.00 (lunch at school)
Friday 25th August /
9.00/14.30 (repas et temps de repos à l’école)
 No No
Moyenne Section (MS)
Children born
in 2019
Wednesday 23rd August /
10.00/14.45 (lunch at school)
(end at 4:40pm)
Thursday 24th August /
8.40/14.45 (lunch at school)
(starting 7:45)
(end at 4:40pm)
Friday 25th August /
8.40/14.30 (lunch at school)
(starting 7:45)
(end at 4:40pm)
Grande Section
Children born
in 2018
Wednesday 23rd August /
8.30/14.45 ((lunch at school)
(end at 4:40pm)
Thursday 24th August /
8.30/14.45 (lunch at school)
(starting 7:45)
(end at 4:40pm)
Friday 25th August /
8.30/14.30 (lunch at school)
(starting 7:45)
(end at 4:40pm)
  • *Morning drop-off and afternoon daycare will begin on Monday, August 28, 2023.
  • Access to the preschool area is through the dedicated entrance at the corner of Bahren’s Gate and Oscars Gate.
  • Parents are invited to accompany their children to the classroom after removing their jackets in the cloakroom and ensuring they have used the restroom.
  • Each teacher will provide additional information during the welcome session.


The drop-off and pick-up for elementary school students will be through the Oscars Gate entrance.

On Wednesday, August 23rd, children and parents will be welcomed in the courtyard in staggered groups:

  • 8:30 AM: CM2 / CM1 / CE2
  • 9:00 AM: CE1 / CP
  • Signs with the class name and student list will be placed in the courtyard where children should gather. Roll call will be conducted, and each teacher will then take their class. The school day will end at 2:45 PM.
  • Starting from Thursday, August 24th, the regular schedule applies to all elementary students:

    • Monday – Tuesday – Wednesday – Thursday: 8:30 AM – 2:45 PM
    • Friday: 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM.

    Children will be dropped off at the Oscars Gate entrance gate (parents are not allowed inside the school premises).

The school day must begin promptly at 8:30 AM.
In case of lateness and if the gate is closed, please call the primary school office at the following numbers: 406 45 443 / 22 92 51 24 / 22 92 51 25.


Elementary school children have the option to participate in a paid afternoon study program starting from the first day of school, according to the following schedule:

  • Monday – Tuesday – Wednesday – Thursday: 2:45 PM – 4:55 PM
  • Friday: 2:30 PM – 4:55 PM
  • Registration on EDUKA is mandatory. This process should be completed between August 23rd and August 27th, even if it has already been done during the student’s enrollment in the school.
  • Parents who wish to pick up their child(ren) before the end of the afternoon study session can make the request at least 24 hours in advance by sending an email to the office at, specifying the child’s name, class, and desired departure time.

  • A staff member will then accompany the relevant children to the Oscars Gate gate at either 3:45 PM or 4:30 PM. To facilitate organization, if you have a tentative schedule of desired hours for the week or a longer period, please inform us.

Secondary school


Entry into the school premises is through the main gate located at the corner of Coljornsens and Oscar Gate.

The 6e, 5e, and 4e classes will be welcomed at Skovveien 9 on Wednesday, August 23, 2023.










2 parents meetings on Wednesday, August 23rd 2023.
Secondary school Gymnasium






  • Entry into the school premises is through the main gate located at the corner of Colbjornsens / Oscar gate.

  • Classes will begin according to the schedule on Thursday, August 24, 2023.


Les classes de 3è, 2nde, 1ère et terminale seront accueillies à Vulkan le jeudi 24 août 2023

  • Début des cours selon l’emploi du temps l’après-midi du jeudi 24 août 2023
Secondary school Gymnasium
The parent/student-teacher meetings for the first term are scheduled as follows:
  • For the 2nd, 1st, and final year classes, the meetings are scheduled for September 12th and 13th, 2023.
  • For the 6e, 5e, 4e, and 3e classes, the meetings are scheduled for September 18th and 19th, 2023.


Secondary school teachers' information and advice

Supplies to purchase for 6e:

  • 2 pens with 4 colors or 2 sets of pens (blue, black, red, green)
  • 2 mechanical pencils 0.5 or 0.7
  • 2 erasers
  • 3 glue sticks, to be replenished throughout the year
  • 1 yellow highlighter

Supplies for 5th, 4th, and 3rd grades if the materials provided in 6th grade are lost or broken:

  • Geometry tools: ruler, protractor, set square, compass
  • TI Collège plus calculator

For productive vacations for 5e, 4e, and 3e :

  • In the iParcours workbook: review the lessons
  • Redo 1 or 2 exercises per chapter and/or complete exercises not done during the year.

For 3e:

  • Regularly consult English-language newspapers.
  • Read as much as possible, both fiction and non-fiction, based on their interests and reading level.
  • Listen to podcasts and audiobooks, and watch English-language films with English subtitles.
  • For those who need more practice, do online exercises on “Learn English teens” on the British Council website.

For other grades in high school:

  • Make sure to know the irregular verbs.

For all grades:

  • Take every opportunity to practice speaking, and traveling is a great way to do so!
  • Philippe Claudel: La petite fille de Monsieur Linh CDI reference LFO -> 9782253115540
  • Yasmina Reza: Art 97822210754478
  • Hoffmann: L’Homme au sable 9782081223585
  • Maupassant: Une Partie de campagne 9782081278066
  • Kafka: La Métamorphose 9782070462872 Victor Hugo: Claude Gueux 9782081385849
  • Jean Tardieu: Neuf courtes pièces 9782070377329
  • Ionesco: La Cantatrice chauve 9782701151410
  • Maupassant: Bel Ami 9782266163743
  • Racine: Phèdre 9782035859167
  • Marivaux: Le jeu de l’Amour et du hasard 9782218954344
  • Zola: J’accuse 9782210770823
  • Camus: L’Étranger 9782070360024

The reading of these works is not mandatory during the vacation and should not replace the student’s other preferences.

These works are available at LFO, but you are welcome to purchase them for personal use during the summer so that the student can build a small library and have the opportunity to work on them. The ISBNs are provided for this purpose.

The analytical readings are studied in-depth. The casual readings are personal readings, outside of the curriculum, and serve as reading checks that students are aware of, but most importantly, they serve as topics for class debates.

This list is subject to change depending on circumstances and the class level. Works may be added or removed. Some students may be offered additional readings if their level and motivation permit.

1ere class:
  • STUDY OBJECT: The Novel
  • MANDATORY WORK: Manon Lescaut
  • Course: Characters on the Margins, Pleasures of the Romantic Novel
  • SUGGESTED READINGS: Try to read two during the vacation!
    • La Dame aux Camélias, Dumas
    • Carmen, Mérimée.
    • L’Étranger, Camus.
    • L’Écume des jours, Vian.
    • Thérèse Desqueyroux, Mauriac.

  • STUDY OBJECT: Theater
  • MANDATORY WORK: Le Malade imaginaire, Molière
  • Course: Comedy and Representation
  • Suggested Reading:
    • Knock, Romains.
    • Le Jeu de l’Amour et du Hasard, Marivaux.

  • STUDY OBJECT: Literature of Ideas
  • MANDATORY WORK: La Déclaration des droits de la femme et de la citoyenne, Olympe de Gouges
  • Course: Writing and Fighting for Equality
  • Suggested Reading:
    • Candide, Voltaire.

  • STUDY OBJECT: Poetry
  • MANDATORY WORK: Cahier de Douai
  • Course: Creative Emancipations
  • Suggested Reading:
  • To be determined (New course)


The “Suggested Works” are chosen by the students, who will have to account for their reading during the “oral interview” part of the Baccalaureate exam. Furthermore, their reading is highly recommended to help students gather material for an essay on one of the courses mentioned above.

Students have the possibility to choose another work that aligns with the course, as long as it is validated by the teacher.

Terminale LLCER

  • MANDATORY BUYING and READING – Margaret ATWOOD, the Handmaid’s Tale published by Vintage Classics. The book will be part of your portfolio for the oral exam. It is smart to read as much as you can before school resumes.
  • Back to school supplies list:
    • A notebook or a 3-ring binder
    • Ruled filler paper / loose-leaf paper
    • Pocket folders to store documents

Premiere LLCER:

  • Summer 2023 RECOMMENDED READING LIST (from Programme 1ère LLCER
    • Bradbury Ray, Fahrenheit 451, 1953
    • Haddon Mark, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, 2003
    • Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, 1960
    • Poe Edgar Allan, The Fall of the House of Usher, 1839 – The Tell-Tale Heart, 1843 (2 short stories)
    • McCullers Carson, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, 1940
    • Wilde Oscar, The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895


  • Back to school supplies list:
    • A notebook or a 3-ring binder
    • Ruled filler paper / loose-leaf paper
    • Pocket folders to store documents