Paris
International curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

International School of Paris

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CurriculumInternational
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
International Baccalaureate Yes
Yearly fees (G7): €30,300
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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
Yearly fees: €30,300
This school has more than one campus in Paris:
Middle School Campus: Ages 11 to 15
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

All the details about this school in their own words

We have organised the information available for this school into 6 sections and 40 questions. Click or tap on the name of each section to read more.
Number of students

725 students

Number of nationalities represented in the school

Over 65

Most common nationality

French - 17%
USA - 15%

Ratio of local students to international students

1 : 3

Max. number of students per class

24

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, for Nursery through Grade 1.

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

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, 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?

Yes

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 sometimes 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

N/A

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

100%

External examinations or assessments available

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (Grades 11/12)

Results in these examinations

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

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

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

N/A

School bus service available

We have a bus service available for primary school students, up to and including grade 5. 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.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

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

Yes

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, Wednesday and Friday, 3:45 pm Tuesday and Thursday
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 5:00 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

A catering service provides hot lunches to primary school students. When the new middle school opens in September 2018, there will be lunch options available on campus. This will not, however, be a full cafeteria.

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

No

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 (primary and middle school), playground (primary school). In addition, we use nearby municipal sports facilities (pool, multisports complex, park).

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

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.