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IB, American, and French
Ages 3 to 18

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CurriculumsIB, American, and French
Languages of instructionEnglish and French
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Boarding available
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and French
Native English and French teachers
Extra languages (other than English and French)
Class sizes Average 23 students / class
Maximum 28 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: €6,632
to: €23,945
Address: 418bis rue Albert Bailly 59700 Marcq en Baroeul France

All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

60% French, 20% bi-national (French and another nationality) & 20% international

Native English and French speaking teachers

Yes, all teachers teach in their native language. English-speaking staff from English-speaking countries (US, Canada, Ireland, UK, Australia, Scotland.. ). This is the same for our languages department.

Language support for students not fluent in English and French

Primary & middle school are taught in English and French. In primary the split is 50/50, we offer additional language classes in French but not English.
In middle school yes, we offer additional language classes in both French and English when necessary.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Mandarin, German, Spanish

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class

In Primary school 23, Middle school 24 in High school it depends on the curriculum whether IB or Bac Français International.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

In Primary school yes not in secondary school.

Use of technology in the classroom

Sporadically in Primary, I-pads can be used on occasion for specific class projects. In Middle school, textbooks are on I-pads. In High school, most students have their own laptop/ computer.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes, the school is equipped. This was used during Covid but it is no longer in place since the end of the restrictions.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We are a secular school. No religion is practised at school.

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma
French International Baccalaureate (BFI)
US High School Diploma - we do not teach the courses. We are accredited to deliver the High School diploma based on equivalences in subjects between the courses offered (IB and BFI) and the High School Curriculum.

Results in these examinations

Please join our school presentations for details.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

This will depend on the grade of the student. In the case of High school students, it will also depend on the course they are following IB or Bac Français International

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

English language assessment for

Deadline for registration (new academic year)


Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, if there are places available

School start time


School finish time

In primary 15:15
Wednesdays at 12:30
Middle school and High school finish later

Supervised care before/after school

Primary school - Before school no, but the school does welcome students from 8:00. After school yes until 17:30
Middle & High School: no, but there are afterschool activities on certain days until 7pm

School bus service available


School provided lunches


Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Chess, theatre, yoga, dance, painting, writing and reflection workshops, cooking, multi-sports, digital art, coding, robotics, taekwondo

Facilities at the school

2 libraries and science labs

Sports facilities at the school

- Football fields
- 1500 m2 gym with its climbing wall
- 300m racing track

Grades/ages available for boarding

Grades 6-12.

Boarding facilities at the school

The recently refurbished boarding accommodation is hotel standard and provides boarders with a warm and welcoming home away from home. In their rooms, students have access to a bathroom, study space, storage space, and a comfortable bed. The shared areas include a common room with satellite television, a dedicated collaborative working space, and a dining hall.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

École Jeannine Manuel is a French bilingual and international school. The Lille campus welcomes students from nursery level and offers co-educational boarding for students in grades 6-12.

Teaching approach of the school

EJM's mission is to promote international understanding through the bilingual education of a multicultural community of students. It believes in pedagogical innovation and the constant exploration of best practices, in the context of an ever-changing global environment.

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