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IB, American, and French curriculums
Bilingual
Ages 3 to 18

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CurriculumsIB, American, and French
Languages of instructionEnglish and French
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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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 25 students / class
Maximum 28 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: €6,732
to: €23,685
This school has more than one campus in Paris:
Main Campus: Ages 6 to 18

Address: 70 Rue du Théâtre 75015 Paris France

Dupleix Campus: Ages 3 to 11

Address: 15 Rue Edgar Faure 75015 Paris France

Suffren Campus: Ages 5 to 11

Address: 141 Avenue de Suffren 75007 Paris France

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Number of students

2400

Number of nationalities represented in the school

80

Most common nationality

French, British, US

Ratio of local students to international students

We keep a ratio of 1/3 non-French families, 1/3 mixed French and non-French families, and 1/3 French families.

Max. number of students per class

28

Average number of students per class

25

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English and French speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English and French

Each year, the school welcomes more than 100 new non-French speaking pupils. These students, key to the cultural diversity of the school, are enrolled in an adaptation program where they receive intensive and immersive French tuition tailored to their individual level.

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Chinese, Spanish, German, Italian

Use of technology in the classroom

Technology at École Jeannine Manuel is used as a tool to support learning in all subjects.
All of our classrooms are equipped with projectors and some with interactive white boards, and every middle school student is given an Ipad. At École Jeannine Manuel, the focus is not on the technology itself but rather on how technology can enhance learning in the classroom.

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. During the first lockdown in March 2020, our school put in place a distance learning timetable that allowed students to have regular contact with their teachers and classmates via a virtual GotoMeeting classroom, while also encouraging student autonomy through individual study and group work.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

There are no formal homework requirements in the Primary School. In Middle School, students are expected to dedicate around nine hours per week to homework. Aside from daily lessons, assignments are usually given one week in advance. Upper school students will need to spend more time on their work at home, although most 11th and 12th grade students will have study periods available during the week, depending on their electives.

Uniform required

No, however the students are expected to dress appropriately for their day at school.

Waiting list

If a school is interested in a candidate but there are no places available at that time, they may offer that candidate a spot on the waiting list.

Entry evaluation for students

Candidates are asked to take part in age-appropriate evaluations, and older candidates may be offered an interview.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

All France-based candidates for Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st Grade are invited to participate in a “playdate” (educational activities in small groups) coordinated by two teachers. Families have the choice between a French or English-speaking playdate.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

For families based in France, the deadline for applications is December 31. There is no deadline for families based outside of France, but we recommend that you apply as early as possible.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma, American High School Diploma, French Baccalaureate

Results in these examinations

Our students achieve excellent results every year. In 2020, for the French Baccalaureate with international option (OIB), École Jeannine Manuel – Paris students achieved a 100% pass rate, but more importantly, with 100% honors, including 75% with Very High Honors (TB) and 18% with High Honors (B). Students taking the IB achieved a 100% pass rate, an average of 36.2 points out of 45, and 26% of the cohort obtaining 40+ points (including a student with 45 points).

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Every major religious tradition is represented in the student body. As a school under contract with the French state, the school operates under the concept of laïcité.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

Students of all religions or none are treated equally.

School bus service available

No.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

The School is committed to equal treatment for all, regardless of an applicant’s sex, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation or social background. Providing that we can support students according to their needs, we will do what we can to accommodate them. We welcome students with physical disabilities provided that we can make the site suitable. The School may require a copy of a medical report or psychologist’s report to support any request for special arrangements.

Learning support offered

The School endeavours to ensure that all teachers in the School are able to provide for SEN students, to allow them to join in the activities of the School together with students who do not have SEN, so far as is reasonably practical and compatible with the student receiving the special educational provision and the efficient education of the students with whom they are educated.

When learning issues are discovered after admission, usually through outside testing triggered by emerging learning issues at school, the School helps parents seek remediation with outside specialists. The School makes every effort to adapt to the needs of the student in coordination with outside remedial specialists, including through the implementation of flexible assessment procedures, extra-time or computer-assisted examinations.

For an (Individual Education Plan) IEP to be developed, students must have formal documentation of a specific diagnosis from a medical doctor. Students who start their education at the School with formal documentation of a specific diagnosis will be supported by an IEP within the first term of arrival at the School. For students who do not have a diagnosed SEN, the School undertakes a graduated approach to
the identification, assessment and support of students with SEN. The approach recognizes that there is a continuum of SEN and that, where necessary, increasing specialist expertise should be brought to bear on the difficulties that a student may experience.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

The school has a specific enriched program that supports gifted students.

Student access to education psychologist

Where necessary, students will be referred to specialist expertise.

School start time

8:30

School finish time

Primary classes: 15:15
Secondary classes: 16:35

Supervised care before/after school

Yes (after the school day).

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Arts, music, cultural activities, sports, musical comedy, choir, creative writing, theater, comic book, hip hop, jazz, tap dancing, chess, robotics, crafts, sewing, cooking, Kung Fu, soccer, rock climbing, coding, theater, yoga, photo, jazz dance, basketball, football, debate club.

School provided lunches

Primary School students may opt for a full meal provided by the school or bring their own lunchbox. Middle and Upper School students choose a full meal (demi-pension) or a snack menu (salads and sandwiches).

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

The school lunch plan offers a vegetarian option.

Sports activities included

The P.E. curriculum is determined by the French Ministry of Education and includes activities such as swimming, wall-climbing, basketball, volleyball, ultimate frisbee, and badminton.

Sports facilities at the school

The school has a gymnasium with a climbing wall. Students also have access to nearby sports facilities that are a short bus ride away.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Our school's Sports Association runs athletic clubs open to Primary School and Middle School students. Students who choose to join sports teams (soccer, basketball, gymnastics, etc.) compete with other schools in several leagues during the course of the school year.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

École Jeannine Manuel is a French bilingual and international school founded in 1954 with the mission 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.

An associated UNESCO school, École Jeannine Manuel welcomes over 3,300 students from Pre-K to twelfth grade. representing almost eighty nationalities and every major cultural and religious tradition. Students follow an enriched bilingual curriculum and, in eleventh grade, choose between the French track leading to the international option of French baccalaureate (American section) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB). Academic standards are high: Ecole Jeannine Manuel is consistently ranked among the top French schools (ranked first among French high schools – public or private – for eight consecutive years). The school is accredited by the French Ministry of Education, the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Teaching approach of the school

The school’s teaching approach is based on constant self-evaluation and innovation with regards to its methods and objectives. Innovation in the classroom is inspired by the latest research in the fields of education and cognitive science, as well as by the creativity of its teaching staff. Students are encouraged to be active learners and to develop a heightened self-awareness of their own progress. The school promotes a collaborative approach to learning: students take part in group work and discussion across all subjects.

The school has developed several in-house programs in collaboration with leading researchers, including an integrated science program designed with Nobel Prize winner physicist Georges Charpak, and an audiovisual Chinese language-learning tool developed with the Sesame Street team.

École Jeannine Manuel was the first school in France to establish a well-being program for its students. The school’s current wellbeing program for 4th-7th graders is based on the work of Ilona Boniwell, a leading figure in the field of positive psychology. 8th-graders are enrolled in the SPARC Resilience program, which aims to equip students with psychological and emotional tools they can use in difficult or stressful situations. For high-school students, the school offers mindfulness workshops that focus on reducing stress and increasing students’ emotional self-awareness.

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