Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme

International curriculum for 11 to 14-year-olds

private school chantemerle

The programme has been designed for students worldwide, including those whose first language is not English. It is designed to help learners develop the skills they need to succeed in their lower secondary education and progress to Upper Secondary, the next stage of learning.

With 6 subjects to choose from, including English, French, Mathematics and Science, our lower secondary programme provides a clear path for the next stage of education, as well as plenty of opportunities to develop creativity, expression and personal wellbeing in a variety of ways.

The program provides parents with a structured and reliable report on their children’s performance that is valid beyond the school. It also allows the school to ensure that students are adequately prepared for the requirements of upper secondary IGCSE courses.

Specific features 


Small classes and accompanied homework and study time help to provide the individualized attention to each student.


A structured approach that empowers and encourages students. Personalized coaching in organization skills and learning methods.


Supervision and care, homemade meals, accompanied homework, sports, art & nature activities.


Students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for a confident pursuit of upper secondary and high school education in English.


11 to 14 years

Diplomas and certifications

Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint test with a Statement of Achievement.


Boarding school (5 or 7 days)
Day school

Cambridge Pathway at Chantemerle 

The three stages of Cambridge Pathway offered at Chantemerle lead seamlessly from lower secondary to pre-university years. Each stage builds on the learners’ development from the previous one, but can also be offered separately.