In the Work Plan of the Department of Psychology of the Lycée Français of Medellín, the importance of parents actively connecting with the institution and with the educational process of their sons and daughters has been considered as a favoring factor of good practices, healthy coexistence and comprehensive well-being for the entire educational community, in the different life scenarios in which its members develop. That is why the Parents’ School was born as an effective strategy to promote this purpose.

The objective is to provide parents with a reflective, critical, and formative meeting space about the potential and responsibility of their role in the upbringing and education of their sons and daughters, focused on the development of management skills for the multiple challenges and crises that such work faces throughout the different stages of the vital cycle.


We are all apalm

Let’s work together to strengthen a community that generates value for all, leveraged in the pursuit of our well-being and that of our children.

We are apalm, a non-profit social, educational, and cultural service entity, constituted freely and voluntarily, by a group of parents motivated by the desire to know each other and unite in an organized way, as important actors in the accompaniment of the educational process of our children at the Lycée Français of Medellín. We obtained our legal status on March 12, 2019 and from that date on, we began to work on the consolidation of a large community of parents of the Lycée.

Our objective is to support the execution of the Institutional Educational Project and the Improvement Plan of the Educational Establishment, to benefit students and families with the premise of common good and transparency; in addition to promoting integration, growth, family unity, support for multiculturalism, respect for the entire community and strengthening personal, family, and academic values, through activities focused on benefiting everyone.

We generate value for everyone

  • We join forces in favor of student exchange programs between the entire community of French Lycées around the world.
  • We seek approaches to establish agreements with institutions and companies, which generate value for our associates.
  • We seek to generate special alliances for families such as: educational, life and unemployment insurances.
  • We propose options for educational, recreational, and cultural activities for our children, caregivers, and parents of the educational community.
  • We carry out and participate in our own cultural activities and those of the city.
  • We lead environmental projects with an impact on the French Lycée.
  • We participate in social projects with an impact on our community.

We seek our well-being

  • We propose activities that allow gaining resources for the trip to France as part of the Pedagogical Project, for students of Cycles 2 and 3.
  • We invite our children to participate in sports as well as scientific, technological, artistic and cultural activities.
  • We promote educational and playful encounters.
  • We develop and promote sports competitions for the whole family.
  • We work to provide financial support for our students.

We learn with our children

  • We promote and support the Parents’ School.
  • We invite speakers with focuses on pedagogical topics, promotion of safety and well-being, new trends and technologies, among other topics.
  • We seek the accompaniment of experts in topics of high interest for the proper development of our children (nutrition, addiction management and bullying, among others).
  • We seek agreements that promote knowledge with other educational Institutions in Languages, Mathematics and Arts, among other possibilities.

If you want to participate and be a part of apalm you must

Fill out the following form:

Pay the amount corresponding to the annual subscription in the link: Make the bank transfer to the Bancolombia Savings Account N ° 37900022825 NIT 901.264.203 – 1

Send your proof of payment to the email:

[email protected]

Frequently asked questions

Board of Directors

Meet the apalm members who are committed to the well-being of our school and our children. The Board of Directors is made up of 10 parents (including members and alternate members).

Contact us

  314 611 75 42 

    Family Events


    The Lycée Français of Medellín operates under the B academic calendar in Colombia

    Our school year begins on September 1st and ends on June 30th, solely working on a day shift. The school year at the Lycée consists of 36 weeks of class divided into 5 periods of 6 to 10 weeks, separated by one, two or three weeks of vacations.


    En una sociedad que evoluciona constantemente, las personas hábiles y adaptables con facilidad en tecnología tienen más posibilidades. Estamos construyendo un programa que integra ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería, artes y matemáticas en los planes de estudio y en todos los niveles de grado.