20 Mar École Jeannine Manuel, Paris
Founded by Jeannine Manuel in 1954 the Ecole Active Bilingue Jeannine Manuel (EABJM) moved to its current main campus, in the 15th arrondissement of Paris in 1979. Today, Ecole Jeannine Manuel is the largest non-profit coeducational independent school in France. They welcome over 3,200 students from nursery to twelfth grade, in Paris and in Lille, representing almost eighty nationalities and every major cultural and religious tradition. Students follow an enriched bilingual curriculum and, in eleventh grade, choose between the French track leading to the international option of French baccalaureate (American section) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB). There are three campuses in Paris: Dupleix, Suffren and Théâtre with a total of almost 2,400 students; a campus in Lille with 860 students (including 120 boarders); and a sister school in London with 350 students from nursery to 8th grade (September 2016), which will grow into a primary and secondary school of 1,100 students leading – as in France – to the French baccalaureate or to the IB.