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Private & International Schools in France

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1. Notre Dame International High School, Paris
Courses / Programs
Situated in Verneuil sur Seine, only 30 minutes north-west of Paris by train, Notre Dame International High School (NDIHS) provides bilingual, college preparatory education to students from around the world.

Part of the Nacel International School System (NISS), we offer an American-styled high school curriculum taught in English to students in Grades 9-12, which leads to an American high school diploma. Students also benefit from an extensive French language and culture program. We provide boarding facilities as well as French homestays for further French cultural immersion.

The US High School curriculum is taught by American teachers (ESL, Math, English, Social Studies and Science); Arts, Music and Physical Education are taught by French teachers; the special French curriculum is provided by the French sister school Notre Dame Les Oiseaux.

"Living in France is amazing. I love the culture and the language is beautiful. I have been lucky enough to have an amazing host family that has truly taken me in as part of the family and has done everything in the power to make me feel comfortable."
- Alina, USA
- American Boarding & Day High School for Grades 9-12.

- American-styled high school education in English, leading to an American High School Diploma.

- Extensive French language and culture program as well as enrichment courses taught by French teachers (Music, Art, Physical Education).

- Boarding quarters: Supervised and modernized 5 day/week boarding accommodation on campus, and supervised residential accommodation in Paris city center on weekends.

- Placement in local French host families for students with the required French skills.
2. Bordeaux International School, Bordeaux
Courses / Programs
Bordeaux International School is centrally located in historic Bordeaux in South-Western France on the Atlantic Coast, approximately 495 km / 308 miles south-west of Paris, and provides high-quality, full-time bilingual (French / English) education for international pupils from the age of 2½ to 19. Boarding facilities are available for secondary school students with French families.

Bordeaux International School was re-accredited by the Council of International Schools in June 2010 and the Primary school is recognised by the French Ministry of Education (contrat d'association). Our staff, which includes both French and English native speakers, are highly competent, dedicated and experienced in teaching multinational pupils.

Our school is situated in the picturesque, 18th century port of Bordeaux, with its inhabitants, or "Bordelais", numbering approximately one million and world famous as a centre of the wine industry. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is "an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble". Bordeaux has excellent motorway connections, rapid train services to destinations throughout France and Europe and an international airport.
Early Learning, Primary and Middle School bilingual education programs (French - English) for pupils aged 2½ to 13.

- Secondary school education (For ages 14 -18 years) is taught in English and prepares students for IGCSE and AS and A2 Level examinations in a range of subjects with the Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate.

- The programmes are adapted to meet the needs of American students requiring entry qualifications to colleges in the United States.
3. American School of Grenoble
Courses / Programs
The American School of Grenoble is an independent American international school for grades 6-12 located in Grenoble, départment of Isère in the Rhône-Alpes region of southeast France. The American School of Grenoble was founded in 1993 as a response to the needs of the Grenoble area English-speaking business community. Today the American School of Grenoble serves as an independent college preparatory coeducational school with AP courses, college prep ACT and SAT. Our student body consists of students from the US, Canada, UK, India, Mexico and Holland.

We are the only middle and high school in the Grenoble area offering all of our classes in English. Our goal is to enable students to reintegrate into any English speaking school and to prepare its high school students for higher education while providing a structure where students will acquire the added benefit of cultural, linguistic and intellectual diversity. Our curriculum culminates with the American high school diploma. It includes humanities, social sciences, math, sciences, communication, French and electives. Our small student-teacher ratio enables the teachers to tailor their teaching to meet distinctive needs.
- Programs for boys and girls in grades 6-12
- US College Preparatory Curriculum with humanities, social sciences, math, sciences, communication, French and various electives
- Advanced Placement Courses
- College Preparation Courses SAT and ACT
- Middle School
- High School
- Programs are in English
4. Malherbe International School
Courses / Programs
Located in Le Vésinet, a suburb just 10 miles west of Paris, Malherbe International School is an English-speaking Preschool & Primary day school that accepts local and international children ages 2 to 10. We follow the Montessori approach in preschool, and then the British and International curriculum in primary school. Founded in 1990, the School serves the international community. Students are accepted without regard to race, creed, nationality, or religion.

Our program is grounded in principles of child development and learning and is centered around the various needs, interests, and learning styles of children. Our curriculum subjects are: English, Maths, Science, French History, Geography, Music, Art, and Physical Education. Many of the curriculum subjects will be taught through topic work so that the separate subjects may easily be distinguished.
English-speaking Preschool & Primary Day School programs for Children ages 2-10

Curriculum subjects:
- English
- Maths
- Science
- French History
- Geography
- Music
- Art
- Physical Education

After-school / Extra curricular activities include:
- Homework Club (primary), Arts, Sports, Dance, Music, Computer Club...
5. International School of Bearn, Morlaas-Pau
Courses / Programs
International School of Bearn is located in Morlaas-Pau, in the south west of France, a fantastic place to live. The I.S.Béarn has quickly become renowned throughout Pau as the only school offering an Anglophone education for the international community of Béarn. It is also known as a school children enjoy coming to and learning in.

We know the excellence in educational quality which our school offers lies in well-motivated children in small class sizes supported by an extremely professional and caring teaching staff who work closely as a team. If you are looking for an English school, where children are happy, where teachers are highly qualified with small class size, with a lot of activities (tennis, swimming, horse riding, fencing, drama, ping pong etc.), with children from 24 countries, please contact us.
Preschool Program; Primary School Program; Secondary School Program. The school follows the English National Curriculum and is accredited by the University of Cambridge. The teaching language is English with daily lessons of French. ACTUALLY from 2 1/2 (Early Years, Pre-School) to 18 (grade 13) years old.
6. Open Doors, Paris
Courses / Programs
Open Doors provides English literacy classes for English-speaking children. We are based in the western suburbs of Paris and have been operating since 1985. Our classes are compatible with the French school timetable and all our pupils attend French school. Over 80 children, aged 4-11 years old, are currently enrolled. We limit the teacher/pupil ratio to 1 to 10.

We employ only qualified primary school teachers who are native English speakers. They have wide experience of both an Anglophone education system and bilingual children. All nationalities are welcome but good spoken English is required. Open Doors is a non-profit making association run by parents. Fees are kept to a minimum. There are both nursery classes and primary school classes.
Nursery Program; Primary School Program. Language of Instruction is English. Nursery Classes (Tuition starts at 4 years old. French school is not compulsory until 6 years old) and Primary School Classes ( From nursery classes, children progress into Class 1 and can stay with us throughout primary school.
7. EaB, Paris
Courses / Programs
EaB is one of the best international schools in Paris, France, providing an outstanding education to boys and girls from Pre-School to High School. EaB was created in 1954, and consists of 5 international schools, all situated in central Paris. According to a specific bilingual philosophy, our students can follow the British, American, and IB Diploma programmes in English, while they benefit from daily French classes. EaB also offers Immersion Classes to foreign students who would like to integrate the French curriculum.
- Co-Ed International Bilingual School
- Pre-School to High School
- British, American, and IB Diploma programmes in English
- Daily French classes
- French Immersion Classes
- Reception Classes for pupils who do not speak French
8. EPIM, International Private Schools of Marseille and the Mediterranean, Provence
Courses / Programs
EPIM, International Private Schools of Marseille and the Mediterranean consists of two international bilingual (French / English) kindergarten and elementary schools in Provence, Southern France. One is located in Marseille between Roucas Blanc and the old port, and the second is in Luynes, 10 km south of Aix-en-Provence. Since establishment, EPIM offers a unique educational concept based on a curriculum recognized by UNESCO and mastered by more than 2,000 international schools around the world.

The school offers children an atmosphere where they can learn both French and English for an international oriented future. Classes are small with a maximum of 16 children enabling each child to work at his/her own level under the direction of our experienced team.

Our curriculum is based on the International Baccalaureate (IB), which has been specifically designed by and for international schools. Activities are not only centred around languages, math & science, but also the arts, music & social studies. Our school has an open admissions policy and each application is considered entirely on the child’s individual merits.

EPIM is a member of the FNEP, National Federation of Private Education.
Bilingual (French / English) education program:

- Our curriculum is designed specifically for children aged 3-12 years is based on the International Baccalaureate.

- The week is split equally, half in English & half in French. Each child actually has 2 teachers; one English & one French.

- Art & music teachers are also either French / English.

- Going above & beyond its bilingual program, EPIM currently enriches the range of languages offered in its school with Dutch, German & Italian.
9. Forest International School, Mareil-Marly
Courses / Programs
Situated in Mareil Marly in the west of Paris, on the edge of the forest, Forest International School is a place where children are happy to learn. We are a truly international school, and this is reflected in our student and teaching body. We offer small classes, personalised education and a close partnership with parents. We embrace diversity and aim to promote understanding between people of different cultural backgrounds.

Our school's programmes of study and activities foster the cognitive, aesthetic, physical, social and emotional growth of each child. This helps the child to realise his or her greatest potential, but also to be challenged within an acedemically rigorous, stimulating but also caring environment. Children are encouraged to develop a astrong sense of identity, self-esteem and independence.
- Nursery Programme
- Pre-school Programme
- Primary School Programme
- Holiday Club Programme
- SEN Programme for children with learning disabilities
- English is the main language of Instruction
- We follow the IPC and English National Curriculum
- Optional Language Programmes of Dutch or French
10. American School of Paris, Paris
Courses / Programs
The American School of Paris is a non-profit, independent, coeducational day school in the heart of Paris, which offers an educational program from pre-kindergarten through grade 13 for students of all nationalities. The curriculum is that of U.S. college-preparatory schools and also prepares students for the International Baccalaureate (IB). The School emphasizes the learning of French and makes extensive use of Paris and surrounding regions as curriculum resources. English is also offered for non-English-speaking students in grades K-7.

Elective courses offered in the Upper School include Advanced Placement (AP) and IB courses amongst others. The School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Council of International Schools. The School is governed by a Board of Trustees, elected for 3-year terms, who in turn appoint a headmaster as the chief executive officer of the School.
Lower School Program (Pre-K-grade 5); Middle School Program (grades 6-8); and Upper (High) School Program (grades 9-12), Athlethics Program. The school year comprises 2 semesters extending from late August to late June for the Upper School and a trimester system for grades Kindergarten to 8. Classes taught in English and French.
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