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École Jeannine Manuel

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CurriculumsIB 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
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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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


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Language support for students not fluent in English and French

Each year, EABJM welcomes more than one hundred new non-French speaking students. Up to CP (first grade) children are placed directly with other students at the appropriate age/grade level. Beginning in CE1 (second grade), new non-French speaking students enroll in "adaptation" classes where they follow a French immersion program. A senior advisor follows them closely and, the following year, students join the mainstream where they continue to be supported with a special French program that involves three weekly hours of special French classes over and above the standard French curriculum. Living in France provides further language and cultural immersion.

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Chinese, Spanish, German, Italian

Use of technology in the classroom

Ecole Jeannine Manuel believes that the question should be technology and school, rather than technology at school. The focus, therefore, is not having one-to-one tablets (or computers), interactive white boards, or other IT equipment at school; rather, it is to explore if and how pedagogical practices can be enhanced.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

There are no formal homework requirements in the Primary School. In Middle School, are expected to dedicate around nine hours per week to homework. Aside from daily lessons, assignments are usually given one week in advance. The following link is an example of a Study Guide for 6th grade students.
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!

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins


External examinations or assessments available

IB Diiploma, American High School Diploma

School start time


School finish time

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

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). There is no lunchbox option for secondary students.

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

Gymnasium and access to nearby sports facilities a short bus ride from its main campus.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes it does, and some very successful ones too! On Wednesday afternoons EABJM's Association Sportive organizes athletic activities for upper Primary School and Middle School students. The students who elect 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

An associated UNESCO school, École Jeannine Manuel is also contractually part of the French national education system. The high school prepares students for the French Baccalaureate, the French Baccalaureate with Option Internationale, or the International Baccalaureate.
The school’s academic excellence matches its diversity: École Jeannine Manuel has been for the last three years ranked first of all 121 Paris high schools (public and independent) for its overall academic performance. Today, all over the world, wherever they live, study or work, fifteen thousand alumni bear witness to the excellence of the education they received, as well as to a spirit of openness and flexibility forged at École Jeannine Manuel.

Teaching approach of the school

The lower and middle schools follow the French national curriculum with several exceptions:
English is taught every day and, in middle school, sciences, history (except French history), and geography are taught in English. Throughout their studies students are grouped according to their English proficiency level so that every subject can be taught at a challenging level.The curriculum is enriched at all levels, not only with a more advanced English language and literature curriculum, but also, for example, with Chinese language instruction (compulsory in grades 3-4-5), an integrated science program in Lower School, and independent research projects in middle school.
In the upper school, 10th graders follow an International-French curriculum conceived so students, whether English-speaking, French-speaking or bilingual, can explore the options available to them at year-end. In 11th grade, students make a final choice between the French curriculum and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB). Two third of our students choose the French track and one third opt for the IB. Students from both tracks share as many school and extracurricular activities as possible in order to nurture the multicultural understanding which forms the core of the school’s mission.
The French baccalaureate curriculum has three concentrations: Literature (L); Economics and Social Sciences (ES); and Sciences (S). Students who have reached a native proficiency in English may elect the International Option (OIB), which involves a demanding English curriculum and History-Geography exams in English. Among French baccalaureate students, 90 percent opt for the OIB.In the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, students choose subjects taught in French or in English according to their preferences and their proficiency in each language. Students who do not include French as a diploma language are asked to take an additional French certificate at their proficiency level.

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