Paris
American, French curriculum
Bilingual
Ages 4 to 18

The Lycée International St. Germain-en-Laye - American Section

CurriculumAmerican, French
Age RangeAges 4 to 18
BilingualYes
International Baccalaureate No
Avg. students per class -
Max. students per class -
First year fees: €5,400

Fees / Price

School fees, for a twelve year old child , in EUR

Yearly fees: €4,200
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: €1,200
Total first year fees: €5,400
See full breakdown of fees

School Information

Number of students

700

Number of nationalities represented in the school

50

Most common nationality

Approximately 60 percent of students are U.S. citizens, and many hold both French and American citizenship. Most of the remaining 40 percent are French citizens who have spent a considerable amount of time in the United States or have had American schooling.

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

Not surprisingly, many American Section students arrive with little working knowledge of French. While these students pursue the normal American Section curriculum, the Français Spécial (FS) program gives them extra support in their first year by placing them with French curriculum teachers experienced in accommodating their particular linguistic needs. Thereafter, FS students attend normal French curriculum classes with the option to continue with French language tutoring as needed.

Uniform required

No

Entry evaluation for students

Test

Brief description of entry evaluation required

While most applicants for grades 3 (CE2) and up are accepted on file, some children will need to be tested in English (or French for Français Spécial applicants). Tests take place on site and are usually scheduled in the spring.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible after November 1st. The deadline for the first round of admission is April 1st.

External examinations/assessments available

French baccalaureate with International Option (OIB)

School bus service available

No

School start time

Primary: 8:30
Middle school: 8:30
Upper school: 8:00

School finish time

Primary: 16:30, Wednesdays: 12:30
Middle school: 17:00, Wednesdays: 13:00
Upper school: 17:00

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Art, community service, Model United Nations, Human Rights Team, writing fellow, student council, student publications, Yearbook, drama and theater, musical groups, jazz band, soccer, chess

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The American Section program starts in Pre-Kindergarten and goes through 12th grade. The American Section provides a comprehensive international education within the context of the Lycée International, which is recognized as one of France’s top public schools. Students experience a unique hybrid of American and French curricula with particularly strong emphasis on language, math, and science. They also maintain strong links with their American culture while developing a consciousness as global citizens.

Teaching approach of the school

The American Section provides a comprehensive international education within the context of the Lycée International, which is recognized as one of France’s top public schools. Students experience a unique hybrid of American and French curricula with particularly strong emphasis on language, math, and science. They also maintain strong links with their American culture while developing a consciousness as global citizens.

American Section students get the full benefit of an excellent French public school education. In addition they spend 6-8 hours a week receiving US grade-equivalent instruction.
US Curriculum: American or Canadian teachers using American textbooks and teaching methods work closely with all American Section students and support them in their extracurricular as well as academic endeavors. Language and literature, history and social sciences are taught in English and adapted to requirements of the American educational system. The AMERICAN SECTION of the Lycée International uses standardized testing to measure achievements relative to schools in the US and students typically reintegrate at their appropriate grade level.
French Curriculum: French language and literature, geography, math and sciences, are taught in French by certified teachers, and follow the French national curriculum. Considered one of the most complete and challenging worldwide, it prepares students for entry into the world’s best universities. The Lycée International is consistently rated one of France’s top schools with a success rate of 99-100% in the French Baccalaureate.

Location

Get in touch with the school

School's webpage: www.americansection.org
School's Fees webpage: www.americansection.org/Tuition-Fees
Address: 2 bis rue du Fer à Cheval 78100 Saint-Germain-En-Laye France