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CurriculumsBritish, French, and Montessori
Languages of instructionEnglish and French
Age RangeAges 2 to 15
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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
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: €12,050
to: €17,100
Address: 19 Rue du 11 Novembre 1918, 78110 Le Vésinet, France
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Number of students

160

Number of nationalities represented in the school

30

Most common nationality

French

Ratio of local students to international students

50%

Max. number of students per class

20

Average number of students per class

15

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English and French speaking teachers

Students in the primary classes all have two main teachers: an English teacher and a French teacher. 90% the primary English teachers are native English speakers, with strong experience in international school environments. French teachers are all native.

Language support for students not fluent in English and French

French Immersion Program from Year 3 to Year 6 (ages 7-10)

Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish offered in Middle School and for Spanish-speaking preschoolers

Use of technology in the classroom

All classrooms for children in Grade 1 and above are equipped with Interactive Whiteboards. We have a computer lab for primary students and individual laptops for middle schoolers.

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)

Yes, all of our teachers have been giving daily interactive classes and work through ZOOM and Classdojo.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Max 30 minutes per day

Uniform required

Yes. Uniforms are purchased throughout the year at the school.

Waiting list

No

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment

Brief description of entry evaluation required

An initial assessment in English and Maths will be scheduled for students entering at the primary level. As well, we ask for past school records where applicable.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

April 15, though we may accept students throughout the year depending on spaces available

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, though this depends on spaces available

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

Unknown at this time

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE exams and Brevet des Collèges

Results in these examinations

Our middle school opened in September 2019, so we are not yet able to answer this question

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

School bus service available

No

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

In the past we have had children who benefited from an on-site certified English speaking speech therapist and a Learning Disabilities teaching specialist.

School start time

9:00 am

School finish time

4:00 pm

Supervised care before/after school

Malherbe International School offers an optional pre-school child care from 8:20 to 8:50am, Monday through Friday. After school child care is available this year until 6pm Monday through Wednesday.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

MIS offers after school activities from 4:15 to 5:15pm. This year they took place Monday through Thursday. After school Clubs vary each year however this year's examples are: Drawing/Painting, Football, Homework, Drama, Chess, Yoga, and Introduction to Music. Regular Holiday Camps take place during the vacations animated by our in-house English teaching staff.

School provided lunches

Yes

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

No meat, no pork and no beef options are available with frequent "BIO" menus offered weekly.

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

Playground and the use of the spacious communal park area directly outside the school gates.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Sports Day takes place in June

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 per 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 program is grounded in principles 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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