International, British curriculum
Ages 3 to 15

Forest International School

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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: €24,560

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Additional language classes offered by the school


Use of technology in the classroom

Pre-school and Primary classes have Smart Boards and computers.

School bus service available


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

FIS believes that all children can achieve their unique potential with help of the right teaching method. The aim of Educational Services is to support all staff members in this personalised approach, and offer additional learning support to the students who require extra attention or help.

Learning support offered

Diagnostic evaluation, counselling, educational programmes, Perceptual Motor Programme, seminars and trainings

School start time

Nursery and preschool: 9:00
Primary 8:45

School finish time

Nursery and preschool: 16:00
Primary: 15:45

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

The school offers various extra-curricular activities, depending on the parents' wishes. In the past FIS has offered pottery classes, piano, ballet, theatre, swimming and ball sports.

School provided lunches


Sports activities included

The school values the physical development of children which is crucial in early years and that is why it allocates adequate outdoor time each day. The school has daily trips to the forest, where children practice skills like running, jumping, climbing and balancing. This allows the children to develop their motor skills and confidence, and gives them an opportunity to interact with nature and feel a sense of freedom. In Spring, FIS children regularly go for biking in the forest and work on their balance. qualified sports teachers also offer swimming classes twice a week to all children during school hours. They teach beginners to swim or those who know the basics can perfect their swimming skills using innovative and fun techniques.

Sports facilities at the school

Covered and heated swimming pool that is open during the autumn and summer terms, large gardens with separate play areas, sports pitch.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

FIS is international school with a very welcoming community situated in the western suburb of Paris. It provides education in an exciting, multicultural environment with children joining us from around the globe.

FIS nurtures the cognitive, emotional, spiritual, social, and physical development of its students. The school has a happy, friendly atmosphere with a very personal approach that helps the children quickly settle into their new lives and fosters the love of learning. FIS offers a rich and balanced child-centred curriculum, complementing the school's striking location; as we are surrounded by the "Forêt Domaniale de Marly-le-Roi", FIS benefits from an inspiring environment where children can fully concentrate on their learning.

Teaching approach of the school

FIS provides a rich and balanced curriculum which combines two recognised teaching programmes. This ensures that the diverse learning needs and expectations of all our pupils are being met.

The English National Curriculum (ENC) is an educational syllabus used in schools across the UK as well as in many international schools around the world. It aims that all children gain a good grounding in reading, writing, speaking, listening and numeracy. It also places a great emphasis on children’s personal development.

In addition, the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) is followed for all other academic subjects- science, history, geography, arts, and music. This curriculum has been developed as a cross-subject enrichment programme and it is delivered through thematic learning units. IPC puts the emphasis on a combination of academic, personal and international learning for children worldwide, combined with innovative and exciting ways to learn. It has been successfully integrated by many primary internationally-minded schools that are also following BNC for Maths and English.