Odyssey was born from the belief that one of the main challenges of the 21st century will be education. In an era marked by profound social, ecological and geopolitical transformations, education is not only an essential personal capital, but above all it is “the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” (Nelson Mandela).

As the name suggests, Odyssey is first and foremost an adventure which our small group of founders embarked on out of passion:

  • Passion for education, a deeply altruistic activity, combining the transmission of knowledge, kindness, high standards and innovation. Teaching demands true expertise, but above all it is a vocation, which requires a soulfulness and a high level of awareness that the education imparted to our students helps to shape their futures and thus the world of the future.
  • A passion for France and the French language, which, throughout the world, embodies the spirit of the Enlightenment and values. In a globalized world, where English has become the main vector for communication, the French culture and the language are opportunities for our students to use it to excel within the international educational landscape.

Within the framework of the French national curriculum, Odyssey schools provide an academic education in French, English and the national language of the host country, starting from preschool. These are delivered by French and international teachers, using proactive and personalized teaching. Actors in their own learning, pupils build up their autonomy and become enlightened future citizens thanks to a “French-style” education encompassing the spirit of the Enlightenment and humanist values. At Odyssey’s schools, they find a genuine community that opens them up to the world, and which allows them to thrive and develop the essential skills for dealing with the challenges of the 21st century.

At each of Odyssey’s schools, our highly qualified teaching teams are committed to leading each and every one of our pupils along the path to success, and building their future pathways towards higher education. The qualifications studied for by our pupils, at the forefront of which is the French baccalaureate, are true passports to the world, opening up the doors to the very best universities, whatever the country.

In 2021, Odyssey brought together 14 schools in Europe, Africa and Asia, all accredited by the French Ministry of Education. Recognized by the French authorities for the quality of its educational provision, the Odyssey group has entered into a framework agreement with the public operator, the Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE), thus confirming its role as a privileged partner within the network of French overseas education.


Odyssey brings together international French high schools around the world, forming an educational community united around strong human values and a mission of educational excellence, driven by teachers committed to the success of our pupils and the influence of French culture. Discover the 4 pillars:


An international French education

  • A French high school providing an excellent education.
  • A multilingual international education, opening up our pupils to the world.


A fulfilling environment

  • A united and caring community.
  • High-quality schools, providing a premium service.


Academic excellence and human development

  • Fundamental knowledge
  • Multilingualism and culture
  • General Science and Technology
  • Sports and human values
  • Methodology and reasoning


Personalized and active teaching

  • Differentiation and evaluation
  • Project-based learning
  • Open-mindedness
  • Oral expression
  • Appreciation

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