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International Schools in Paris

 

There is a wealth of choice for international schools in Pairs, as the French cosmopolitan capital is already home to families from all over the world. With such a diverse mix of residents, international schools in Paris can cover curriculums from many different home nations.

 

From early years education and pre-school (or École Maternelle), to primary and secondary schools, parents have a wide range of options to choose from in order to find the perfect school for their children in the French capital. 

 

Whether parents are seeking a school in the city centre or further out in the suburbs, there are bilingual and multi-lingual schools across the Ile-de-France region. International schools in Paris are predominantly non-denominational and co-educational with mixed girls and boys classes (with the exception of some private, independent religious schools). 

 

There are several Montessori schools from Maternelle through to Collège stages. Other top primary international schools in Paris teaching predominantly in English (following the British curriculum) include Open Doors (for pupils 4-11) in St Nom La Bretèche and Private Catholic Marymount, which follows the American system for students aged 3 to 14. 

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For older kids and teens, the school system they enter will largely determine which important exams they will go on to sit, from the French Baccalaureat or IB to British A-Levels or the American High School Diploma. International schools in Paris are of course more likely to offer international qualifications.

 

The British School of Paris in Croissy follows the national curriculum of England for pupils aged 3 to 18, eventually leading to GCSEs and A-Levels, with a high number of pupils going on to gain places at leading Uk Universities.

 

The American School of Paris in St Cloud (around 10km from the city centre) runs from pre-school up to the end of high school (pupils aged 3-18) and boasts excellent sporting and arts facilities. The school offers a choice between the IB and the American High School Diploma.

 

Even some of the local state schools offer an adapted curriculum for students with international backgrounds. Fontainebleau caters to Anglophone children from ages 6 to 18, following the French curriculum with an International Option (including the option of IGCSEs and the OIB, French Baccalaureat with International Option).

 

For more information on the French education system itself read this in-depth guide from Expatica.

 

Here is the Mumabroad.com directory of leading multilingual and International schools in Paris, as recommended by local families living in the French Capital.

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American School of Paris

The American School of Paris is an international, coeducational, independent school and is an IB World school, offering the International Baccalaureate programmes alongside the American High School Diploma & Advanced Placement courses to pupils aged 3 – 18 years. About The American School of Paris teaches students from K3 (age... ...
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Bilingual International School of Paris

Bilingual International School of Paris

The Bilingual International School of Paris welcomes children from 3 to 14 years of age. BISP offers a fully bilingual educational program. ...
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Bilingual Montessori School de l’Oise

Bilingual Montessori School de l’Oise

The Bilingual Montessori School de l’Oise (BMSO-BIPC) in Paris bases its education model on the work of Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori, teaching children up to the age 14. About The Montessori method is an attitude towards learning rather than an approach to child education. It is the way... ...
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Bilingual Montessori School of Paris

Bilingual Montessori School of Paris

The Bilingual Montessori School of Paris is an independent, not-for-profit organization, and is the oldest bilingual Montessori school in France. It teaches children from 2-12 years of age. About The Bilingual Montessori School of Paris was founded in 1972, teaching the method of education developed by Italian physician and educator... ...
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École Jeannine Manuel, Paris

École Jeannine Manuel, Paris

The École Jeannine Manuel in Paris is a French bilingual and international school, and largely follows the French national curriculum for pupils from nursery to 12th grade. The school is UNESCO associated, and the largest non-profit coeducational independent school in France. About “The aim of education is to help shape... ...
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Ecole M – Bilingual Pre-school, Paris

Ecole M – Bilingual Pre-school, Paris

Ecole M is an innovative pre-school, based on the Montessori teaching method, which offers bilingual (French-English) education to children aged 2 – 6 years old. About Ecole M follows the French national curriculum (Éducation Nationale) with a strong focus on bilingual learning. The teaching staff is trained in educational models... ...
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EIB de La Jonchère

EIB de La Jonchère

EIB de La Jonchère is one 6 EIB schools in Paris, and teaches the French national curriculum with strong English immersion for pupils aged 3-15 years. About EIB de La Jonchère is a bilingual school founded in 1954 that follows the French national curriculum. It is is a UNESCO partner... ...
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EIB Grenelle

EIB Grenelle

EIB Grenelle is one 6 EIB schools in Paris, and teaches the French national curriculum with strong English immersion for pupils aged 3-10 years old. The school has a lycée level campus in Paris, the EIB Etoile. About EIB (Ecole Internationale Bilingue) is a group of 6 bilingual schools founded... ...
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Ermitage International School of France

Ermitage International School of France

The Ermitage International School of France offers bilingual education in both the French national curriculum and the International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes. About Opened in 1941 in the historic town of Maisons-Laffitte, Ermitage is a day and boarding school that offers a bilingual education for more than 1,000 students ranging from... ...
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Etre et Découvrir, St Nom la Bretèche

Etre et Découvrir, St Nom la Bretèche

Etre et Découvrir is a small, international, bilingual Montessori school is based to the West of Paris in the leafy village of St Nom la Bretèche, just a short drive from St Germain en Laye and Versailles as well as other neighbouring villages and towns in les Yvelines including Plaisir,... ...
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Forest International School Paris

Forest International School Paris

Forest International School Paris is a private, bilingual and English speaking school in Paris west, a few minutes from Saint-Germain-Laye with a very welcoming community of expatriate and French families. They provide child-led and project based education inspired by Montessori schools and Waldorf-Steiner schools in a multicultural environment. The school follows a... ...
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Hattemer Academy

Hattemer Academy

Founded in 1885 by Rose Hattemer, the Hattemer Academy educates children from infant to the end of secondary school using a unique teaching methodology renowned for its quality and tradition, and with a strong English tuition alongside the main language of French. About Hattemer Academy is known for its rigor... ...
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ICS Paris

ICS Paris

Formerly known as EIB – The Victor Hugo School, ICS Paris is an international school in Paris, hosting students from Nursery School to Grade 12 in the heart of the 15th district, 23 rue de Cronstadt. With over 30 years of experience in education, the international school ICS Paris values... ...
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International School of Paris

International School of Paris

The International School of Paris (ISP) is a non-profit organization and the only school in France to offer all three International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes: Primary Years, Middle Years & Diploma Programme.  About As a city centre school located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris with two, soon three, state-of-the-art campuses,... ...
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La Preschool des Batignolles

La Preschool des Batignolles

A bilingual preschool located in the heart of Batignolles, Paris, welcomes children from 2 years old until entry to primary school. ...
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Lindenwood International School

Lindenwood International School

Tucked away in a beautiful village, in Yvelines, west of Paris, surrounded by the calm of nature, Lindenwood International School offers a unique learning environment that awakens within the child their spirit for life and their natural love for learning. Lindenwood is an inclusive and culturally diverse school that welcomes... ...
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Living School Paris

Living School Paris

The Living School Paris in the 19th arrondissement provides a bilingual education for Preschool, Primary and Elementary level. The school follows the French national curriculum programmes (language, learning about the world, living together, self-expression through movement and creation) while adding some indispensable features such as life skills, health and vitality,... ...
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Lycée International de Saint Germain-en-Laye

Lycée International de Saint Germain-en-Laye

The Lycée International de Saint-Germain-en-Laye is a French public school located in Saint-Germain-en-Laye. The School was created in the early 1950s for the children of military personnel. Students at the Lycée International are required to be fluent in French and one other language taught in one of the school’s fourteen national sections:... ...
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Marymount International School Paris

Marymount International School Paris

Founded in 1923, Marymount International School Paris is a private Catholic international school offering an American based curriculum to students aged 3 to 14. The school offers a coeducational American curriculum starting at the age of 3 in their EYP class continuing through the 8th grade (age 14). Marymount School... ...
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Open Doors Saint Nom la Bretèche

Open Doors Saint Nom la Bretèche

Open Doors Saint Nom la Bretèche is a small, friendly, family-orientated school community for 4 – 13 year olds. About The Open Doors school was founded in 1986. Experienced native English teachers teach pupils a curriculum that closely adheres to the English national curriculum. Native-speaker literacy and writing skills are... ...
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Perceval School

Perceval School

Perceval School was founded in 1957, and has about 400 pupils from pre-school to upper school, with education founded in the Steiner–Waldorf educational system. About Upper school pupils at Perceval School work towards the French baccalaureat L, S and ES. The school is partially financed by the state and the... ...
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The British School of Paris

The British School of Paris

Founded in 1954, The British School of Paris (BSP) is a British Independent fee paying school in the Ile-de-France for pupils aged 3-18. About The school is a non-selective co-educational school which provides the English national curriculum to an international student body. The BSP is a member of COBIS (Council... ...
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The Garden English Academy Paris

The Garden English Academy Paris

The Garden English Academy in Paris teaches the American curriculum to children from ages 2 to 12 years old. About The Garden English Academy aims to provide high quality education and support each child’s individual journey. Their educational team comprises native English speakers who specialise in language learning, child development,... ...
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United Nations Nursery School, Paris

United Nations Nursery School, Paris

The United Nations Nursery School in Paris was founded in 1951 to cater for pupils between two and a half and six years of age. About The United Nations Nursery School was set up by a group of parents of different nationalities who were working for UNESCO and welcomes children.... ...
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