You are a bilingual family in Paris
Whether you are a bi-national family or an expatriate in the City of Light, French is now part of your daily life, at work and in the street. If you and your children have a good command of this language, you will probably want them to practice their “second language” on a regular basis. This is why choosing a bilingual school can be a good idea, allowing your children to be immersed in an enriching multicultural environment.
Our trusted bilingual babysitters are also there to coach your children in the language of your choice, and can help them keep in touch with their native language. Marypop also offers video homework help, which is particularly useful for newcomers to France.
You are back from expatriation
Back to your roots, your family’s life is probably turned upside down, so it can be difficult for your children to leave their old way of life and adapt to a new education system, in addition to regularly practicing the language of your expatriation country. Enrolling them in a bilingual school can therefore help them keep the link with their old “life” and adapt smoothly to the one that awaits them in Paris.
Our Marypop babysitters can also help your children to keep this foreign language or to practice the language of Molière, thus developing the mastery of several languages that can represent a precious asset for them.
You want to see your child progressing in a foreign language
It is well known that learning a language is easier if it starts at an early age, and we also know that today, being able to speak several languages is a great advantage for our children. This is why some French families in Paris have chosen to enrol their children in an international school, in order to make them grow up in an environment that can enrich their culture and allow them to easily appropriate a new language.
If foreign language teaching is far from perfect in France, with Marypop, you can also initiate your children to the learning of a foreign language, thanks to our video services allowing you to exchange according to their interests with a trusted baby-sitter.
Bilingual schools in Paris
Bilingual Montessori School of Paris
Founded in 1972, it is the oldest bilingual French Montessori school. It employs one English-speaking and one French-speaking educator for each level, all of whom are trained by the AMI (Association Montessori Internationale). It takes children in different classes according to their ages: Toddler (la Maison des tout petits) with 12 pupils aged 2 to 3, Children’s house (la Maison des enfants) with 24 pupils aged 3 to 6, and Elementary (6 to 12 years old).
Practical information :
- 65 Quai d’Orsay, 75007 Paris (Toddler, Children’s house, Elementary school),
+33 1 45 55 13 27
- 23 avenue George V, 75008 Paris (Toddler, Children’s house),
+33 1 45 55 13 27
- Jardin d’Enfants Montessori d’Auteuil : 53 rue Erlanger, 75016 Paris (Toddler, Children’s house),
+33 1 46 51 65 87
For more information: https://www.montessori-paris.com/
This private international school, accredited to the Cambridge International School and Edexcel networks, has two campuses: one serves as a primary and nursery school (Kingsworth Bilingual Primary School) while the other takes secondary students (Kingsworth International School). In the first, French and English are taught equally, in immersion with bilingual teachers. The secondary school follows the British curriculum, awarding the AS and A Level diplomas in Grades 11 and 12, as well as the High School Diploma (HSD), the American equivalent of the baccalaureate.
Practical information :
- Kingsworth Bilingual Primary School: 38 Rue Copernic, 75116 Paris,
+33 09 67 21 78 89
- Kingsworth International School: 56 rue de Passy, 75016 Paris,
+33 1 42 88 67 38
For more information: http://www.kingsworthprimary.fr/
Bilingual International Schools (EIB)
It is a group of 5 schools, also accredited to the Cambridge International School and Edexcel networks. It allows you to choose for your children between 3 courses: either entirely French-speaking with learning in addition to the language of Shakespeare from the earliest classes (Bilingual Curriculum under contract), or vice versa within the Victor Hugo campus (from now on named ICS Paris International School), or a course mixing these two languages equitably in the Jonquière campus. Class levels range from kindergarten to the final year of secondary school.
To find the addresses and for more information: https://eibparis.com/
Concordial Bilingual School
Located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, this school teaches classes from kindergarten to primary school in English and French in an equitable manner in order to help its students progress in these two languages. This is why it also offers reinforced language courses in order to balance the mastery of these two languages. It follows the French National Education curriculum while drawing inspiration from pedagogical practices from around the world and conforming to Anglo-Saxon standards.
Practical information :
41 avenue de la Grande Armée, 75116 Paris,
+33 1 82 09 28 63
For more information: https://www.concordiaschoolparis.fr/
Les Molières School
This highly reputable international school welcomes students representing more than 35 nationalities, from kindergarten to 12th grade. The school allows children to train in English every day in small groups (up to 20 students), with the possibility of choosing the international option as early as middle school. In addition, the school offers introductory courses in Mandarin from kindergarten onwards, as well as LV2 Spanish courses from the 6th grade onwards. It also prepares students for the Cambridge tests and allows them to take both the French Baccalaureate and its American equivalent, the High School Diploma.
2 Boulevard Soult, 75012 Paris
+33 1 43 43 44 93
For more information: https://www.cours-moliere.com/
The Honoré de Balzac establishment
Located in the 17th arrondissement, the Honoré de Balzac middle and high school is the only bilingual public school in Paris following the National Education program. Its bilingual students are of various nationalities. The school has six international sections: in English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic and Italian, where students are prepared for the international option of the baccalaureate, in addition to a general and European section, the latter allowing students to take Cambridge tests and obtain the “European mention” at the end of the baccalaureate.
118, boulevard Bessières, 75017 Paris
+33 1 53 11 12 13
Jeannine Manuel School
Founded in 1954 by Jeannine Manuel, this international school has 4 campuses: Suffren, Dupleix and Theatre, as well as a boarding school in Lille and a final site in London. From the middle school to the final year, English is a key language in class, taught in immersion according to the methods of the founder, while following the National Education program (except for English, Chinese and Science). The school also offers Chinese courses starting in CE2, or Spanish, German or Italian as a second language, in addition to language support courses (French and English) if needed.
Practical information :
70 Rue du Théâtre, 75015 Paris
+33 1 44 37 00 88
For more information: https://www.ecolejeanninemanuel.org/fr/public.html
Bilingual schools in the Paris region
Saint Germain en Laye International High School
As indicated in its name, this school in Saint Germain en Laye welcomes pupils of various nationalities, all of whom are divided into its 14 international sections in relation to the partner countries: British, American, German, Chinese, Danish, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese, Polish and Russian. The French educational programme is followed, as well as courses in the language of the section.
2 bis rue du Fer à Cheval, 78100 Saint Germain en Laye, France
+33 1 34 51 67 63
For more information: https://lycee-international-stgermain.com/
Marymount International School
This private, Catholic school, founded in 1846 7 km from Paris, is the oldest international school in France. Its pupils, of various nationalities, are aged from 2 to 14 years old. The children are educated here in English and French, with daily French classes and support classes in the language if necessary.
72, boulevard de la Saussaye, 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine
+33 1 46 24 10 51
For more information: www.marymount.fr
The American School of Paris (ASP)
Located in the Hauts-de-Seine department about 13 km from the centre of Paris and accessible by public transport, this private school offers from Lower school (3 to 10 years) through Middle school (11 to 13 years) to Upper school (14 to 18 years) teaching in English of subjects based on the American educational curriculum. It offers students the International Baccalaureate, the High School Diploma, and Advanced Placement, the latter for students wishing to study abroad.
Practical information :
41 rue Pasteur, 92210 Saint-Cloud, France
+33 (0)1 41 12 82 82
For more information: http://www.asparis.org/
The British School of Paris (BSP)
Situated in a suburb in the west of Paris, 20 km from the centre, this school is one of the most important British establishments and formerly established abroad. It follows the national curriculum of the UK, teaching English subjects to pupils from kindergarten (from Reception Year) to the University-bound Year 13, the pivotal year in preparation for higher education. Your children will thus have the opportunity to integrate you into any other British school.
- Primary school: 2, rue Hans List, 78290 Croissy-sur-Seine,
+33 1 34 80 45 94
- Secondary School: 38, Quai de L’Excluse, 78290 Croissy-sur-Seine
+33 1 30 15 88 30
For more information: www.britishschool.fr
Internationale Deutsche Schule Paris (iDSP) or the International German School of Paris
This school located in Saint-Cloud, about 14 km from the centre of the capital, will allow your children to immerse themselves in the language of Goethe. It is open not only to German speakers but also to students of other nationalities, from kindergarten to secondary school. Founded by the Federal Republic of Germany, the courses taught remain in line with the national curriculum, allowing the integration of all German school curricula in addition to international universities. German and French are taught according to the mother tongue, in addition to English. Students leaving the school can take the international German Baccalaureate or the Abibac (a dual French-German Baccalaureate).
Postal address: 18 Rue Pasteur F – 92210 Saint-Cloud
Entrance: 12 Rue Lelégard, F-92210 Saint-Cloud
+33 1 46.02.85.68
For more information: https://www.idsp.fr/index.php?id=34
We hope that you have found our information useful and that it will help you find the right school for your family. While enrolling your children in an international bilingual school may seem expensive and therefore a real investment, it will undoubtedly provide them with a golden opportunity to grow up in a multicultural environment and flourish in several languages.
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