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  • International School of Paris
    Secondary and Admin: 6, rue Beethoven
    75016 Paris
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    International School of Paris
    Primary: 96 bis, rue de Ranelagh
    75016 Paris
  • T 33 01 42 24 0954
  • F 33 01 42 24 52 44
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  • Memberships: ECIS
  • State/Independent: Independent: private non-profit
  • Lower School Ages: 3-10
  • Lower School Sexes: Co-ed
  • Lower School Numbers: 260 children in the Junior School: 144 girls and 116 boys
  • Middle School Ages: 11-15
  • Middle School Sexes: Co-ed
  • Senior School Ages: 16-18
  • Senior School Sexes: Co-ed
  • Senior School Numbers: 436 students in the Secondary School: 241 girls and 195 boys. A total of 696 students across both schools: 385 girls and 309 boys
  • Teaching Language: English
  • SEN: Mainstream with SEN support
  • Boarding: Not available
  • Uniform: No
  • School Year: School year starts first week of September. Toussaint break begins 2nd half of October and lasts roughly ten days. School is closed on Armistice day (mid November). Winter vacation starts around 20th December, classes resuming around 6th January. A two-week ski break begins late February. Spring vacation from mid to late April (from around 11th to 28th). School closed on Labor Day (May 1st) and again on 8th May (Victory Day). Assumption end of May -- feast days falling on a Thursday usually give rise to a long weekend (Friday off), Pentecost 2nd week of June. The year ends around 27th June.
  • School Hours: Primary: • Nursery, Pre-K: 9:00 to 15:15. Staff supervision from 8:45... • Kindergarten: 9:00 to 15:30. Staff supervision from 8:45... • Grades 1-5: 9:00 to 15:30. Students are expected to arrive between 8:30 and 8:55... Secondary: • The school operates a two-week timetable (schedule), Week 1 and Week 2. This means that lessons are scheduled over 10 days... • School doors opens at 8:30 and classes begin at 8:45... • School doors close at 17:30. Students may stay on campus for extra-curricular activities but should not remain in school buildings after 16:30 without permission... • Grades 6-8 finish school at 15:15 on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 16:30 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday... • Grades 9-12 finish class at 16:30 every day of the week except for Tuesday of Week 1 on which they finish at 15:15... • The school day consists of six 60-minute lessons. Morning recess is 10:45 – 11:00, lunch recess is 12:00 – 13:00, and afternoon recess is 15:15 – 15:30...
  • Fee Currency: Euros
  • Fee Details: Application Fee (non-refundable, to be paid at time of application): € 800... Registration Fee (new students only): € 7,500... Tuition Fees : a non-refundable deposit of € 1000 is due on registration. The remainder is to be paid upon receipt of the invoice: • Nursery – Pre-Kindergarten: €16,900... • Kindergarten – Grade 5: € 20,600... • Grades 6 – 10: € 24,100... • Grades 11 – 12: € 25,500... In addition to classroom instruction and supervision, the fees cover: • Books, workshops, supplies, laboratory materials, subscriptions • All IB examination fees and transcripts (Secondary School) • Basic level of remedial work and/or instruction • All Paris-based field trips (includes excursions by metro, bus and entry fees) • Performance fees by visiting musicians, theatre companies • All trips which are a mandatory part of the curriculum
  • Fee Extras: Learning Support Level A1 (Advanced 1): €2,500... Learning Support Level A2 (Advanced 2): €3,500... Bus Service (NB for Nursery – Grade 5 only): around €4,900 (precise amount depends on route)... Catering Service (Nursery – Grade 5) – payment per term: €7.75 per meal...

International Baccalaureate (Diploma) - Schools offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB Dip) prepare students for university entrance by following the IB programme over the final two years of high school. This involves taking six subjects (three at higher level and three at standard level). Assessment is based on a combination of final examinations and course work that are evaluated by external examiners worldwide, and (in some cases for coursework) by internal assessment. IB examinations for each subject are held on the same days for all students worldwide - in May in the Northern Hemisphere and in October in the case of most Southern Hemisphere schools. Each subject is scored from 1-7, and up to 3 additional points may be awarded for TOK (Theory of Knowledge) essays and for the Extended Essay. A minimum of 24 points is required to obtain the IB diploma, while 45 points is the maximum. A school that has 35 diploma candidates in a given year, out of which 32 passed, has a pass rate of 91%. You can judge the results for yourself by knowing that the world average pass rate is approximately 82%. (Pupils may also opt to take certificates in the individual subject areas, though these on their own may be insufficient for university entry.)

International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP)

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP)

Authorised by International Baccalaureate Organization (not to be confused as an inspection or accreditation agency) - International Baccaulareate Organization (by contrast to the US Education turtle of a website, this one goes like a jet and has everything you're looking for right at your fingertips. We know this is a schools guide, but we couldn't help noticing...) The IBO has a very strong system for setting up IB schools and making sure they get off to a good start, but thereafter do not particularly inspect or certify those schools (although they do continue to keep a close eye on schools using their Primary and Middle Years curricula). Instead, they feel the results speak for themselves. Therefore, parents should look at an IB school's exam results and numbers of students qualifying for the IB Diploma: if those numbers are poor or dropping, take a much closer look. If a school is an IB candidate, that's a good sign....but not if it's been a candidate for a decade. Good IB exam and Diploma results do not in themselves tell you about the feel of the school or whether it's right for your child, and no one is looking into every cranny in the same way an American accreditation or Ofsted inspection officer does (not only the academics but also the governance and financial stabilty of a school). But if scores look good, and you like the buzz of the school, there's a good chance you'll find a rigorous programme that will allow a fairly seamless transition from one IB school to another. That is, before the final two year IB Diploma programme. It is very important to note that, in spite of similarities within the curriculum, the two year course is usually regarded by schools as being fairly monolithic. In other words, not made up of identical sequential parts that students can pop in and out of, from school to school, at will. Be aware that the IBO exists to set up curriculum and protocols and they are very good at what they do, but counseling or guiding parents trying to make this transition is not part of their brief.

Council of International Schools (CIS)

Hors Contrat - Hors Contrat: A small minority of private schools prefer complete autonomy as to teacher recruitment & qualifications, programmes taught, teaching methods, school calendar, religious instruction. Hors contrat private schools receive no budget from the state and therefore their fees will tend to be higher. Teachers do not have to be state-certified. Switching out of a 'hors contrat' school will often require an exam to check your child is up to speed with the French national curriculum. Periodic inspections from Ministry of Education relate to basic health & safety standards, questions of public order, and coverage of a number of 'mandatory subjects' from the national curriculum only.

New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) - Founded in 1885, the New England Association of Schools & Colleges, Inc. (NEASC) is the nation's oldest regional accrediting association and is one of the six regional agencies recognised by the US Secretary of Education to accredit schools; it serves more than 2,000 public and independent schools, colleges and universities in the six states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont and American/international schools in more than sixty nations worldwide from pre-K to the doctoral level. From the NEASC web site: Accreditation of American and International Schools Abroad American and international schools located in foreign countries are eligible to seek regional accreditation through the New England Association of Schools and College's Commission on American and International Schools Abroad (CAISA). These schools must offer an educational program at the pre-K through grade 12 level following an American-style or international program of studies using English as the primary language of instruction. Normally, an overseas institution is expected to achieve accreditation status within three years of being granted candidacy.

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