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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. 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).
3. The International School of Paris (ISP)
Courses / Programs
The International School of Paris (ISP) is the only Anglophone school in the city of Paris that provides for children from Nursery (age 3) to Grade 12. Today, the school has facilities for 625 students and 85 staff members in four buildings in the sixteenth arrondissement. Grades 4 - 12 are just a short walk from the Eiffel Tower. Nursery - Grade 3 are near the Ranelagh gardens. The school is a non-profit, independent and co-educational establishment. It is a fully accredited member of the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Independent Schools (ISP was the fourth school worldwide to be jointly accredited by these organisations in 1981). It is also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and the European Council of International Schools. The school is an International Baccalaureate World School with fully authorized curricular programs at all levels.
Nursery School (age 3) to Grade 12. The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programs reflect our international character. The school provides access to universities and colleges around the world through its International Baccalaureate program and High School Diploma.
4. Ombrosa International Bilingual School, Lyon
Courses / Programs
Ombrosa is a private, bilingual, international school in Lyon and Savoie, south east France. It operates within the French national system of education. It is also authorised by the IBO to offer the International Baccalaureate.The school’s aim is to provide an education tailored to the needs of each of its pupils from the Nursery through to the High School. Ombrosa welcomes French speaking, English speaking and international pupils.

Throughout their school career, the students have opportunities to travel abroad for lessons in the country whose language they are studying. They will be hosted in one of Ombrosa’s 170 partner schools (in Great Britain, Canada, Japan,Spain and United States). At each one, the student will be completely immersed in the daily life of his/her exchange student’s class and family. (except for 2nd and 3rd grade).
Nursery Program; Primary Program; Lower Secondary Program; Upper Secondary Program; International Baccalaureate Diploma. International Curriculum. French and English are the languages of Instruction.
5. 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.
6. 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
7. 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.
8. 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
Updated: 2014-10-27
Updated: 2014-10-27
9. 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.
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 (4 to 18 years old), 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!

- Art classes for adults, artists, art students.
Updated: 2014-10-08
Updated: 2014-10-08
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