International Schools in Paris

 

The French capital is an international hub, home to families from all over the world. With such a diverse mix of residents, cosmopolitan Paris is home to highly-regarded International schools covering 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. 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 in Paris from Maternelle through to Collège stages. Other top primary schools 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. 

 

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. 

 

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).

 

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

American School of Paris

American School of Paris

The American School of Paris is an international, coeducational, independent school of more than 700 students from 3-year-olds through Grade 12, organized into three divisions: Lower School (3-10yrs), Middle School (11-13yrs) and Upper School (14-18yrs).  Founded in 1946 as the first international school established in Europe, the school’s rich heritage and dedicated service to the international and French... ...

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Bilingual Montessori School de l’Oise

Bilingual Montessori School de l’Oise

BMSO-BIPC is an English and French Bilingual International Preschool, Primary school and College. It is 100% private and accepts children who are bilingual, multilingual or monolingual. The school accommodates children aged from 3 years old. The school is located in the beautiful park of the Château des Aigles, just 100 meters... ...

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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 organisation. The teachers hold AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) diplomas. Established in 1972, the school offers a unique bilingual Montessori education for children from 2 through 12 years of age. The school’s commitment is to the intellectual, physical and emotional development... ...

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Ecole Internationale Bilingue

Ecole Internationale Bilingue

Formerly founded in 1954 under the name of EAB (Ecole Active Bilingue), today EIB Paris welcomes students from France and 70 other countries at six coeducational secular schools, all located in the heart of Paris and in the Yvelines department. From pre-school to high school, students are given the opportunity to... ...

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École Jeannine Manuel, Paris

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... ...

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Ecole M – Bilingual Pre-school, Paris

Ecole M – Bilingual Pre-school, Paris

Ecole M is an innovative pre-school, accessible to all, which offers bilingual (French-English) and personalised education to enable the development of each child’s potential, whatever his or her tastes, interests, pace and strengths. ...

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Ermitage International School of France

Ermitage International School of France

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 Kindergarten to High School. Only 20km from Paris, Ermitage provides three international diploma options, the International Baccalaureate (IBDP) and Cambridge Diploma Program... ...

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Etre et Découvrir, St Nom la Bretèche

Etre et Découvrir, St Nom la Bretèche

This 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, Villepreux, Fourqueux, Crespières,Mareil Marly, Noisy-le-Roi,... ...

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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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International School of Paris

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. As a city centre school located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris with two, soon three, state-of-the-art campuses, ISP enjoys a unique location in the... ...

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Living School, Paris

Living School, Paris

The Living School in the 19th arrondissement provides a bilingual education for Preschool, Primary and Elementary level. The school follows the Ministry of National Education 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 of 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 is a private Catholic international school offering an American based curriculum to students aged 3 to 14. They offer a coeducational American curriculum starting at the age of 3 in their EYP class continuing through the 8th grade. Marymount School is accredited by The Middle States... ...

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Open Doors, St Nom la Bretèche

Open Doors, St Nom la Bretèche

Open Doors is a small, friendly, family-orientated school community for 4 – 11 year olds, where English-speaking children are taught English by experienced teachers whose classes adhere closely to the British curriculum. Native-speaker literacy and writing skills are developed using a wide range of teaching methods and materials. We are located... ...

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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. The upper school pupils work towards the baccalaureat L, S and ES. The school is partially financed by the state and the local council (Mairie). The school follows the Steiner-Waldorf educational system and is part of... ...

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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. The school is a non-selective co-educational school which provides British education to an international student clientele. The BSP is a member of COBIS (Council of British International Schools), IAPS (Independent Association... ...

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United Nations Nursery School, Paris

United Nations Nursery School, Paris

The nursery school was founded in 1951 by a group of parents of different nationalities who were working for UNESCO and welcomes children between two and a half and six years of age. The active teaching environment is led by an experienced team of bilingual English/French teachers. The 2 and... ...

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