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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 5 and 7 day 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 and 7 day 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. THINK Global School
Courses / Programs
With our headquarters in New York City, THINK Global School is the world’s first global, traveling high school! There is no other school like TGS on the planet.

Designed for 10-12th Grade students from France, Europe, and around the globe, our school year consists of 3 terms, each held in a different country. Our students have the unique opportunity to delve into the history and culture of these fantastic international locations.

Authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program, our mission is to provide a challenging academic experience for multinational students in a multicultural learning environment, with a specific focus on engaging with the local culture in each of our host cities.

During the academic year 2014-15, we are in New Zealand, Costa Rica & Greece, while in previous years we have been situated in Australia, Sweden, Japan, China, Germany, Argentina, and the U.S. among others.

TGS students are competitively selected from all corners of the globe and all walks of life. Together they are a miniature United Nations, representing more than 20 different countries of citizenship and a diverse range of experiences, talents and interests.

THINK Global School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges.

Expert Testimonial:
"The collective energy that the students at TGS possess is remarkable. Somehow, the more places they go and things they do, the more energy they have!… It is such an inspiration!"
- TGS Residential Advisor
International Traveling High School Program for Students in Grades 10-12:

- Pre-IB Program (Grade 10)
- International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program (Grades 11-12)

- Taught in small classes by experienced & dedicated teachers

- All subjects are inspired by the location & designed to combine learning with a wealth of cultural experiences.

- Rich program of curriculum-linked field research, guest lectures, and workshops in each city

- Classroom instruction is student-driven, with emphasis on investigative inquiry and deliberative dialogue
3. United Nations Nursery School
Courses / Programs
United Nations Nursery School located on Rue Pierre Guérin at Paris’s 16th arrondissement, the largest administrative district of Paris, on the west side of Paris, is a private, international, multicultural school welcoming children between 2 and 1/2 and 6 years of age. The active teaching environment is led by an experienced team of bilingual English / French teachers. English classes are held at all levels. The school’s garden setting, low teacher-pupil ratio, multicultural make-up and lively social life set it apart from other pre-schools.

Our school was founded in 1951 by a group of parents of different nationalities who were working for UNESCO. The school is a place where the children come into contact with a variety of different cultures which widens their experience and broadens their outlook. They come to understand and then to respect other cultures and all that these entail.

The staff are all qualified teachers and they too are of various nationalities. In a warm and friendly but not permissive atmosphere, each child can learn at his or her own pace, acquiring knowledge and understanding which will allow him to approach abstract thinking.
- International, Multicultural (French & English) Nursery / Pre-School Program for children aged 2 and a half to 6 years.

- Each individual class has its own educational program and English classes at all levels.

- Additionally: The U.N. Nursery School offers a summer school during the month of July for children aged 3-6 years.
4. 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.
5. 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...
6. Marymount International School Paris
Courses / Programs
Marymount International School Paris is a private, co-educational, Catholic international school that offers an American based curriculum to students aged 3 to 14 years. We are conveniently located in Neuilly-sur-Seine in the western suburbs of Paris, France, approximately 6.8 km (4.2 miles) from the center of Paris. We are the oldest international school in the area. Since 1923, we have shared the traditions of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary and are part of the RSHM network of international schools.

Marymount School is accredited by The Middle States Association (MSA) accrediting agencies and The Council of International Schools. All members of faculty, teachers and staff of Marymount are committed to education.

At our school, we welcome children of diverse cultures, religious beliefs and abilities. We offer a stimulating and rigorous program of studies to our students. Our international character and location in France provide a valuable opportunity for increased cultural awareness and understanding. Our aims and objectives focus on fostering a lifelong love of learning.
- Early Childhood program: Early Years program, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

- Elementary School program

- Middle School program

Includes: Arts education program, Athletics program, ESL (English as a Second Language) program, Learning Support services, Languages (French, Spanish, Latin & Chinese) & Religion.

Additionally: Summer, Spring & Sports Camps, After-School Activities, Field Trips and Visits.
7. 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
8. 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.
9. American Section Lycee International, Paris
Courses / Programs
Located in St. Germain en Laye, in the western suburbs of Paris, the American Section of the Lycée International is one of thirteen international sections that comprise one of the highest-ranked public school in France. Of the nearly 4,000 children enrolled in the Lycée International, approximately 700 students are in part of the American Section, and range in age from 4 to 18. American Section students all follow the national French curriculum, in addition to 6-8 hours of native-level American English instruction per week.

Students attend courses on one of three American Section campuses (Lycée International, College Marcel Roby and Ecole Primaire Schnapper). While all students must speak fluent English to be admitted, there is a possibility for non-French speakers to enroll in a one-year French immersion program.
- Primary Curricula Program (Pre-Kindergarten-5th Grade)
- Secondary Curricula Program (6th Grade-12th Grade). Subjects include English, French, Geography, History, Art, Science.
Bilingual/Bi-cultural instruction.
- Non-French speakers can enroll in a special adaptation year (Français Spécial).
10. Pauline Fraisse Art & Culture, Paris
Courses / Programs
Pauline Fraisse Art & Culture is an art school in Paris city center that provides private drawing and painting classes to young children & teenagers (ages 4 to 18), and adults.

Taught in summer and year-round, mediums taught include drawing with colored pens and pencil/ ink, sketching with pencil, watercolor painting, acrylic painting and mixed media; oil painting, and more.

Courses take place in our studio in the 11th arrondissement of Paris, a trendy and artistic neighborhood on the Right Bank (North Side) of the River Seine, close to the metro stations Parmentier (Métro Line 3), Goncourt (Line 11) and Oberkampf (serving Line 5 and Line 9).

We also provide "Travel sketchbook at the Louvre" classes for groups of children.
Customized Art Classes for Kids & Teens (ages 4-18) in groups of 1 to 3 children:

- Classes cover cover subjects and themes including: Architecture, figures, imaginary characters, animals, Paris or other cities, real and imaginary landscape, and more.

- Courses at the Louvre available; birthday parties "Travel sketchbook at the Louvre", for a group of children; and other ideas to be developed with you!

- Private / Customized Art lessons for families

- Customized art classes / workshops for adults, artists, art students.

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