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Moving PlannerBilingual/International Schools in France

Here is a list, by no means complete of bilingual and international schools in France. If you know of a school not on this list please contact me.

École M - Bilingual (French and English) innovative K-2 school located in the 19th arrondissement of Paris.

RISE International School of Paris: A private, nonprofit, bilingual middle school (ages 11 – 15), bridges the educational and emotional gap between elementary and high school and prepares students for an American, British, or French secondary school.

La Canopée: Private English/French bilingual school (Paris 10th) dedicated to the education of children aged 2 to 11, in small classes. Our interactive and differentiated teaching methods encourage an enthusiastic and positive attitude to each subject in a bilingual environment. At La Canopée, two teachers share lessons equally, expressing themselves in their native language french and english.

Cours Molière: Bilingual school in Paris. Classes from pre-school to high-school.

Ecole Koenig Kindergarten & American Conservatory: International music school and private kindergarten.

The Lennen Bilingual School: Offers a bilingual curriculum for students ages two and a half through 11 years old.

Lycée-Collège Camille Sée: French state school with an English international section at secondary/high school level leading to the British OIB. 11 rue Leon Lhermitte, Paris (Arr 15) Metro: Commerce, Vaugirard or Cambronne

Ecole Active Bilingue Jeannine Manuel (EABJM): Co-ed bilingual school based in Paris and Lille.

Living School: An innovative, secular, private, bilingual school in the 19th arrondissement of Paris.

Le Petit Cours du Rocher: Kindergarten and bilingual nursery school.

La Petite Ecole Bilingue - Stewart International School: A private Bilingual school. French-English or English-French-Russian, from pre-school to fifth grade.

Les Nouveaux Anges Montessori School: Welcomes 3-9 year old children of all nationalities offering them a passionate discovery of the world.

Bilingual International School of Paris (BISP) : Private, independent and non-denominational school for children ages 2.5 to 6. Offering a pre-school and elementary school dual language immersion program aligned with the British and French national curriculum frameworks.

International School of Paris: Private international school based in Paris.

Section Anglophone de College International de Fontainebleau: The basic aim of the Anglophone Section, at all levels, is to help instill a love of learning and to create a secure and caring educational environment within the wider school framework.

Lycée International American Section: The American Section prepares students to become lifelong learners and global citizens. Within the unique context of the Lycée International, where 12 national sections are represented, the American Section provides an American educational and cultural experience of exceptional quality.

Institut de la Tour: Private Catholic school offering programmes for English mother tongue and other students that focus on English language literacy.

Eurécole: International, independent day school in the heart of Paris

École Active Bilingue: With 5 schools in Paris, the EaB offers bilingual programmes from Nursery School to High School with options in French or English as the main language of education.

Bilingual Montessori School of Paris: Founded in 1972, The Bilingual Montessori School of Paris is an international, multicultural, bilingual school dedicated to guiding and nurturing childrens' full development by providing a learning atmosphere that promotes peace, harmony and respect based upon Montessori principles of education. The Bilingual Montessori School of Paris seeks to aid and inspire children of all races, color, creed, nationality and religion.

The Little English Montessori School: The first exclusively English Montessori preschool in Paris.

Bilingual School Paris, Le petit cours: International private English bilingual school (kindergarten and primary). Natural, fun learning of French.

Anglophone Music School of Paris: Recently established by a group of American musicians, the Anglophone Music School provides a unique service to English speakers residing outside of their country.

Marymount International School of Paris: A private Catholic international school offering an American based curriculum to students aged from 4 to 14.

The American School of Paris: Oldest American school in Europe.

British School of Paris: Offers a programme based on the English National Curriculum. Within this general framework, and with English as the language of teaching, pupils in years 7 to 9 follow a broad curriculum which includes French and either Spanish or German.

Outside Paris

Etre et Découvrir: A school focused on the learning of children in accordance with their pace. Teaching adapted for each child. Guidance and progress everyday.

Forest International School: Small private school located in the western suburb of Paris, near Saint Germain en Laye in the Yvelines region. We provide education in an exciting, multicultural environment with children joining us from around the globe. The school has a happy, friendly atmosphere with a very personal approach that helps the children to quickly settle into their new lives and enjoy learning. We offer bus service door to door.

Open Sky International: Open Sky international Pre and Primary Bilingual School is an English - French bilingual pre and primary school that welcomes 2 to 9 year old children in Boulogne-Billancourt (5 minutes from Paris).

Malherbe Internatinal School: Preschool and primary school in Le Vésinet offering a top-quality international education to children of all nationalities aged 2-10.

International Section, La Celle Saint Cloud: Enriches students’ education by providing them with a bilingual, bicultural approach to their studies. Classes preschool to high school.

Notre-Dame International High School: Private American high school within Notre-Dame “Les Oiseaux”. Our school provides quality, college preparatory academics to students in grades 9 through 12 and is made up of international students from all over the world.

EIMLV (Ecole Internationale de Marne la Vallée): Small private bilingual school based near Disneyland Paris.

Sections Internationales de Sèvres: Offers a bilingual education (french-english or french-german) in an international environment.

The Section Internationale Anglophone de Buc (SIAB): A free bilingual school program based in Buc, a small town located on the Saclay Plateau near Versailles in the Yvelines department. The program caters for children from late primary level (4th/5th grade/CM1&CM2) to middle school Collège Martin Luther King and runs through to the end of high school (Terminale) Lycée Franco-Allemand, where students take the “Option Internationale du Baccalauréat” (OIB). Also see: BucAbout
2014 Open House (PDF)

Collège/Lycée International Honoré de Balzac: The Lycée Honoré de Balzac is a large modern state school, situated in spacious grounds in the north-west of Paris.

Cité Scolaire Internationale de Lyon: Opened in 1992, the Cité Scolaire Internationale welcomes today 1600 pupils from the ages of 6 to 20, who represent 40 different nationalities.

Southwest France
Bordeaux International School: Bordeaux International School was established in 1988 by the non-profit making Association Linguistique et Culturelle Internationale. It provides full-time primary and secondary education from the age of 3 to 19.
Montessori Pyrénées-Atlantiques: Authentic Montessori Program for Children 3 years to 5 years of age.

American School of Grenoble: An independent American international college preparatory school, sharing facilities with the Cité Scolaire Internationale, and serving the needs of the English-speaking expatriate community of the Grenoble area.
Ecole Bilingue de Haute-Savoie: English-French bilingual kindergarten, Annecy, Haute-Savoie, 74

Ecole Aix en Provence - CIPEC - Bilingual School Aix en Provence: Our policy of reduced class numbers and the competence of our teachers create an ideal learning environment... At break time children can play in the forest making little huts, whisper little secrets to each other... And very often we have fun... Halloween, Guy Fawkes, Thanksgiving, Valentine's day...

Collège Jacques Monod: Public middle school located in Les Pennes Mirabeau that offers an International section. Students in the International Section benefit from a unique blend of different educational methods as practiced in France and other countries. Students have 8 hours of classes in English each week (English Literature and History/Geography). All other classes are in French. Entrance exams are programmed in May for September admission (but registrations are possible during school year).
Contact: 04 91 51 00 26

EPIM - Bilingual School: With schools in both Aix-en-Provence and Marseille, EPIM, Private bilingual international school, focuses on a highly regarded international educational program of its kind in the world today. The school encourages children to speak both French and English in the very best learning environment, with small class sizes (16 pupils per class) and a UNESCO commended teaching program.

Ecole Bilingue Internationale Côte d'Azur: Ideally located in the heart of Sophia Antipolis, EBICA provides students with a unique bilingual French/English environment from Preschool to Secondary school. While early reading methods and Montessori materials are used at preschool level, the primary curriculum is based on the French Education Nationale, the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and National Literacy programmes. EBICA is registered and recognized by these establishments and is a member of ANPEIP working with gifted children.
The secondary students follow the French Education Nationale and National Secondary Standards, guaranteeing great results in the French Baccalaureate, the Baccalaureate with International Option (IBO) or the International Baccalaureate (IB). We are currently working towards a full and complete IGCSE programme to be offered to 2e/Year 11/10th Grade. EBICA is also part of the International School Network.

International Bilingual School of Provence: An independent, co-educational bilingual school located near Aix-en-Provence. IBS offers a bilingual English / French curriculum to students from all over the world. Day and boarding students welcome. Also offers Summer Programs such as the French Immersion Program.

Bilingual International School: International school in Cagnes Sur Mer.

Playschool International: Welcomes children aged between 2.5 and 12 years. All levels of English are accepted, from complete beginners to bilingual and native English speakers.

Ecole Privée Bilingue Internationale: School is run in the setting of a 17th century château.

Related Link:
Good Schools Guide International: For English-speaking expatriates families moving/living abroad. Completely independent, written by parents for parents. Tells visitors about top British, American, and international schools worldwide.





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