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Discover our unique bilingual program in Orange County!

The International School of Orange County is a preschool through 6th grade school that offers bilingual French immersion education in a multicultural, nurturing, and intimate environment.

 

We develop caring, confident, and intellectually curious students who are equipped to excel in any academic environment throughout the world.

What our students say about us

Student 8th grade
Daniel

What I liked most about this school is how everyone knows each other . It felt like we were one big family.

Roxana

I cannot imagine what I would be without the wonderful education and teachers here at the International School of OC, the diversity, and the life-long friends I will always keep in touch with.(...) Being at this school has taught me so many virtues that I will keep with me forever, and has given me the best foundation in every subject. I couldn't be more grateful to have been sent to a school like the International School of OC. 

Ritika

I like how the teachers really care about your success and how some of the curricula are tailored to fit you, your needs, and your interests. The teachers can really pay attention to you since there are so little students, and they can make sure you do your best.

Yannis

I like that the teachers have taught me not only good education but many lessons that I will hold on for life.

Meet our Head of School,
Pascal Stricher

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Born and raised in France, Pascal Stricher took on his new role as Head of School at the International School of Orange County in July 2021.

 

Prior to joining our school, Pascal was the Elementary School Principal at Lycée Albert Camus in Egypt. He has over 20 years of experience leading and founding international schools in the United States, Canada and Egypt. Pascal is no stranger to the Orange County community as he previously led our campus for 10 years, until 2010, before moving to Toronto to assume the position of Junior School Principal at the International School of Canada. Not afraid of challenges, Pascal later moved to Northern California where he initiated the creation of the Santa Rosa French-American Charter School. His success there led to the institution becoming the first American Public School on the West Coast to be accredited by the French Ministry of Education. Over the years, Pascal has proven to be an innovative and visionary school leader with a keen sense of community and an extraordinary dedication to the advancement of bilingualism, and more specifically, French immersion schools around the world.

Pascal is a qualified French Ministry of Education elementary teacher who received his Diplôme de professeur des écoles (B.A in Education) in France, in 1986. In 2015, he was awarded the prestigious distinction of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques, a French order of merit distinguishing individuals for their exceptional service to the advancement of education. In 2016, Pascal also received the Outstanding Administrator Award from the American Association of Teachers of French.

School News 

School Calendar

  • Coffee Social & Parent Association Meeting
    Coffee Social & Parent Association Meeting
    Tue, Oct 05
    International School of Orange County
    Oct 05, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
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  • In-Service Day - No Class
    In-Service Day - No Class
    Fri, Oct 08
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    Oct 08, 7:30 AM – 7:35 PM
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  • October Break
    October Break
    Mon, Oct 11
    1838 N Shaffer St, Orange, CA 92865, USA
    Oct 11, 7:30 AM – Oct 15, 6:00 PM
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  • Halloween Parade & Games
    Halloween Parade & Games
    Fri, Oct 29
    International School of Orange County
    Oct 29, 2:00 PM
    International School of Orange County, 1838 N Shaffer St, Orange, CA 92865, USA
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  • Coffee Social & Parent Association Meeting
    Coffee Social & Parent Association Meeting
    Tue, Nov 02
    International School of Orange County
    Nov 02, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
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  • Alumni, Friends and Family Event
    Sun, Nov 21
    International School of Orange County
    Nov 21, 4:00 PM
    International School of Orange County, 1838 N Shaffer St, Orange, CA 92865, USA
    Save the Date for the very first edition of our Alumni, Friends and Family Event on Sunday, November 21 at 4:00 pm! Alumni of LILA OC and their families, as well as current parents of International School of Orange County, are invited to celebrate more than three decades of school memories!
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  • Thanksgiving Break
    Thanksgiving Break
    Wed, Nov 24
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    Nov 24, 7:30 AM – Nov 26, 6:00 PM
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  • 2021 Winter Show
    2021 Winter Show
    Wed, Dec 15
    International School of Orange County
    Dec 15, 3:00 PM
    International School of Orange County, 1838 N Shaffer St, Orange, CA 92865, USA
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  • Pajama Day / Class Breakfast
    Pajama Day / Class Breakfast
    Fri, Dec 17
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    Dec 17, 8:30 AM
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  • Winter Break
    Winter Break
    Mon, Dec 20
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    Dec 20, 2021, 7:30 AM – Jan 03, 2022, 6:00 PM
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  • Galette des Rois
    Galette des Rois
    Fri, Jan 14
    International School of Orange County
    Jan 14, 2022, 7:30 AM
    International School of Orange County, 1838 N Shaffer St, Orange, CA 92865, USA
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  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    Mon, Jan 17
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    Jan 17, 2022, 7:30 AM – 7:35 PM
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  • Grandparents' Day Breakfast
    Grandparents' Day Breakfast
    Fri, Jan 21
    International School of Orange County
    Jan 21, 2022, 9:00 AM
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  • Chandeleur Crepe Party
    Chandeleur Crepe Party
    Fri, Feb 04
    International School of Orange County
    Feb 04, 2022, 9:00 AM
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  • Carnaval
    Carnaval
    Fri, Feb 18
    International School of Orange County
    Feb 18, 2022, 9:00 AM
    International School of Orange County, 1838 N Shaffer St, Orange, CA 92865, USA
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  • Read-a-Thon
    Read-a-Thon
    Tue, Mar 01
    International School of Orange County
    Mar 01, 2022, 7:30 AM – Mar 14, 2022, 6:00 PM
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  • Teacher Appreciation Week
    Teacher Appreciation Week
    Mon, May 02
    International School of Orange County
    May 02, 2022, 7:30 AM – May 06, 2022, 6:00 PM
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  • Fete de la Musique BBQ
    Fete de la Musique BBQ
    Fri, Jun 10
    International School of Orange County
    Jun 10, 2022, 3:00 PM
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