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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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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 17 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: €23,600
to: €35,700
This school has more than one campus in Paris:
Middle School Campus: Ages 11 to 15

Address: 45 Rue Cortambert, 75116 Paris, France

Primary School Campus: Ages 3 to 11

Address: 96 Bis Rue du Ranelagh 75016 Paris France

High School Campus: Ages 15 to 18

Address: 6 Rue Beethoven, 75016 Paris, France

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Number of students

700 students

Number of nationalities represented in the school

Over 65

Most common nationality

French - 17%
USA - 11%

Ratio of local students to international students

1 : 3

Native English speaking teachers

Yes, for all language classes (notably French, Japanese, Hindi, Spanish, and Chinese). The teaching staff is just as diverse as the student body, and so not every teacher is a mother-tongue English speaker. The language of instruction is English and all teachers teach and collaborate at a level close to that of a native speaker.

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes, English as an Additional Lanaguage (EAL) support. We can accept beginners in English up to and including Grade 10.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Foreign languages - French (Primary/Secondary School); Spanish, Chinese (Secondary School only)
Mother tongues - French (Primary/Secondary School); Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, Korean (Secondary School only). Individual mother tongue tutoring for additional languages available as part of the Middle Years Programme and the IB Diploma Programme

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class

Depends on the grade level and classroom - approximately 18 for the primary school, but in secondary the class sizes are smaller.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes, at the primary school.

Use of technology in the classroom

Access to interactive screen technology in each class, as well as iPads, computers, digital learning aids, 'cloud' resources. ISP has a bring your own device policy for students in grades 7 to 12. Primary school students use iPads or laptops that remain at school.

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)

We use Google Classroom, ManageBac and Zoom to provide distance instruction during times of crisis.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


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


External examinations or assessments available

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (Grades 11/12)
Middle Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate (MYP IB) external exams.
Students in grades 5 to 9 pass the ISA.

Results in these examinations

Please see our website for IB Diploma results from 2017. Examination results are updated each year - we produce a video so that exam results are fun to discover.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Variable with grade; a homework schedule is sent home at the beginning of each year to help parents and students understand the maximum amount of time that each student should be spending on homework during the week.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

Services are designed to benefit students who are of average academic ability overall, but who have mild weaknesses in one or two specific core skills (typically reading, writing or mathematics). Please see additional details on our website. Support happens in different ways - sometimes a teacher stays with a child in the classroom to help during lessons, sometimes a student leaves their lesson for additional support in a private setting. English as an additional language (EAL) support is provided at all levels and is not an additional charge for parents. EAL support is very effective at ISP, and is what allows us to accept language learners of all levels at almost any point during their studies.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

International Baccalaureate programmes provide for differentiated learning in the classroom. In Secondary School, there are varying academic levels for certain subjects (English, French, mathematics). The IB Diploma Programme constructs an individual course of study for each student, which depends on post-secondary educational plans as well as individual strengths.

Student access to education psychologist


Entry evaluation for students

There are no standardized entrance exams as part of the admissions process, however, students will take placement exams in Secondary School for English/French/Math levels.

Waiting list

There is sometimes a waiting list for individual grades, and this varies each academic year.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Acceptances are done on a rolling basis at ISP (there is no fixed application deadline), and the admissions season opens in January for the upcoming school year. Prospective families are encouraged to begin the application process as soon as possible to mitigate any eventual space issues.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, following a successful application process and subject to space availability.

School start time

Primary School - 9:00 am
Secondary School - 8:50 am

School finish time

Primary School - 3:30 pm (with the exception of Nursery/Pre-K, which finishes at 3:15 pm)
Middle School (Grades 6-9) - 4:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 2:45 pm on Wednesdays
High School (Grades 10-12) - 4:30pm all days of the week

Supervised care before/after school

Primary School - Optional, fee-paying after school care until 5:30 pm

School bus service available

We have a bus service available for primary and middle school students, up to and including grade 9. The bus service is provided at an additional cost to families. Technology allows us to provide real-time updates to families if a bus is late due to traffic or other incidents. Most students, especially at the secondary school, walk or take public transportation.

School provided lunches

A catering service provides hot lunches to primary school students. There is a canteen at the Middle School Campus - students can pre-order lunches and snacks online and they pay using their school badges.

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


Uniform required

No. For physical education classes, we have a PE kit, comprised of a T-shirt and sweatshirt that is worn during class.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Athletics (competitive and social sports teams), art, music, theater, entrepreneurship, Model United Nations, yearbook club, literary magazine, school play, jewelry making, kapla, language classes, amongst many others (updated each school term).

Sports activities included

Physical education is a required component from Nursery - Grade 10 as part of the Primary Years and Middles Years IB programmes

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Sports facilities at the school

Indoor multipurpose room/gymnasium, outdoor courtyard (primary and middle school), playground (primary school). In addition, we use nearby municipal sports facilities (pool, multisports complex, park).

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

ISP is an English-speaking International Baccalaureate World School for children aged 3 to 18 (Nursery – grade 12). The school offers all three International Baccalaureate programmes, is centrally located in Paris XVI arrondissement, and with its diverse student body of more than sixty nationalities has a truly international and friendly atmosphere.

Teaching approach of the school

Drawing upon the intellectually challenging and innovative curriculum offered through the three International Baccalaureate programmes, ISP focuses on the development of the whole child, preparing students to become active, caring, lifelong learners. The teaching approach is child-centered and holistic, and teachers use inquiry-based learning to encourage intellectual curiosity, critical thinking and independent, internationally-minded global citizens.

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