International curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

International School of Paris

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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 18 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Contact email:
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: €29,600
This school has more than one campus in Paris:
Primary School Campus: Ages 3 to 11
Secondary School Campus: Ages 11 to 18

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Number of students

725 students

Number of nationalities represented in the school

Over 65

Most common nationality

USA - 16%
French - 16%

Ratio of local students to international students

1 : 3

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class

Depends on the grade level and classroom - approximately 18.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes, for Nursery through Grade 1.

Native English speaking teachers


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 9.

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, Malay, 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.

Use of technology in the classroom

Access to individual Smart Board technology in each class, as well as iPads, computers, digital learning aids, 'cloud' resources. Students in G6 - G8 participate in a iPad programme in which each family is provided an iPad on loan for the academic year. All other technology remains at school.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Variable with grade.

Uniform required

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

Waiting list

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

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.

Brief description of entry evaluation required


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.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


External examinations or assessments available

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (Grades 11/12)

Results in these examinations

Please see our website for examination results from 2008.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


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


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.

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


School start time

Primary School - 9:00 am
Secondary School - 8:45 am

School finish time

Primary School - 3:45 pm (with the exception of Nursery/Pre-K, which finishes at 3:15 pm)
Secondary School (Grades 6-8) - 4:30 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 3:15 pm Tuesday and Thursday
Secondary School (Grades 6-8) - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday, but all classes finish at 3:15 pm on Tuesday of Week 1

Supervised care before/after school

Primary School - Optional, fee-paying after school care until 5:00 pm.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

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

School provided lunches


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


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 facilities at the school

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

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


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.