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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: American, British, Danish, Dutch, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Spanish, and Swedish. The academic curriculum at the Lycée International supplements the standard French curriculum with additional courses in literature/language, history, and geography, taught in the language of the students’ respective national sections, allowing them to pursue the option internationale du baccalauréat (OIB), the international variant of the French baccalauréat. Students who do not speak French are placed in a French immersion program called Français Spécial. After one year, they are expected to be fluent in French and are required to follow the standard French curriculum along with the rest of the student population. 

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2 Rue du Fer À Cheval, 78100 Saint-Germain-en-Laye /

  • MumAbroad
    Posted at 15:49h, 05 November Reply

    Lycée is an excellent school but hard a one. I must say that at the beginning we shed some tears of frustration and even a bit of anger, but so far it has all been worth it. My daughter goes to the British section of the Lycée and I am pleased with the section as well . The French part is a bit harder and stricter than any national section, but it does give children a firm structure and teaches quite strict discipline, although I do not always approve of some methods deployed and attitude of some teachers. But the British section balances some bad experiences of the French system. All in all the children are quite advanced, usually by the second year fluently bi-lingual and adapt faster than parents! (NS)

    Posted at 18:18h, 20 April Reply

    My three children attended the American Section for their entire primary and secondary years. We loved the bilingual and bicultural education they received which gave them the best from the French and American education systems. It is a very international environment and now not only do they have friends all over the world, they are adults who are open to difference and adapt easily in different environments. The American Section became our American hub in France, and the kids were able to experience American culture, activities, and pedagogy as they would have growing up there. It is not a school for all children, as expectations are high at the Lycée International and there is a lot of homework, but the education is excellent. Most alumni that I know would love to send their own children. What better recommendation than that?

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