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Malherbe International School

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CurriculumsBritish, French, and Montessori
Languages of instructionEnglish and French
Age RangeAges 2 to 11
Yearly fees (G5): Not public
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and French
Native English and French teachers
Extra languages (other than English and French)
Class sizes Average 15 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus

This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2019/2020.

This school has more than one campus in Paris:
Le Vésinet Campus: Ages 2 to 11

Address: 19 Rue du 11 Novembre 1918, 78110 Le Vésinet, France

Le Pecq Campus: Ages 2 to 6

Address: 44 Avenue du Président John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 78230 Le Pecq, France

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Max. number of students per class

Nursery and preschool: 18
Primary: 20

Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Native English and French speaking teachers

Students in the primary classes all have two main teachers: an English teacher and a French teacher. All of the primary English teachers are native English speakers, with strong experience in international school environments..

Language support for students not fluent in English and French

French as a Foreign Language

Use of technology in the classroom

All classrooms for children in Grade 1 and above are equipped with Interactive Whiteboards.

Uniform required


Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

An initial assessment in English and Maths will be scheduled for students entering at the primary level.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Decisions about the admission of children with special educational needs are taken by the Principal based on the extent to which the school is able to meet the student’s needs. Individual assessments are required for these students and often the school will request a recent Educational Psychologist’s report to ensure that the school can meet the student’s needs.

Learning support offered

MIS benefits from the on-site presence of both a certified English speaking speech therapist, and a Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities teaching specialist.

School start time

9:00 am

School finish time

4:00 pm

Supervised care before/after school

Malherbe International School also offers an optional pre-school child care from 8:20 to 8:50am.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

MIS offers after-school activities several times a week, offering different learning opportunities. This year, MIS offers Introduction to Music lessons, a Drama club and an Introduction to Spanish class.

School provided lunches


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

No meat, no pork and no beef options are available.

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Malherbe International School is a bilingual school located in the Western suburbs of Paris. Founded in 1990, the school serves the international community. Classes are taught in English by English trained teachers. In addition there are two half days a week in French for Primary students, and weekly sessions of optional French as a Foreign Language lessons for the Pre Primary students.

Teaching approach of the school

The programme is grounded in principals of child development and learning is centered around the needs, interests and learning styles of individual students. The curriculum followed at MIS incorporates targets set by the British National Curriculum Board. Additionally French pedagogic directives and American guidelines are attained to ensure that when students leave MIS they will have reached the appropriate level of achievement. The nursery and pre primary (preschool) classes are based on the Montessori approach.

In addition to the curriculum subjects students have music, sports, IT (from age 5). Many of the curriculum subjects are taught through topic work, so that separate subjects can be easily distinguished. The teachers plan a balance of curriculum to ensure efficient time is allocated to each activity to enable a worthwhile learning experience.

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