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|Language of instruction||English|
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|Class sizes||Average||15 students / class|
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|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
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|Language support for students not fluent in English||
Yes. The English as an Additional Language (EAL) department is instrumental in welcoming and supporting children from a wide variety of linguistic and cultural backgrounds to Marymount school. The school aims to support its language learners in the most inclusive way possible so that all students have access to the curriculum and school life.
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
French, Mandarin, Spanish, Latin
|Use of technology in the classroom||
Technology at Marymount is used as a tool to support learning in all subjects with over 100 iPads, 3 carts of laptops, a 1:1 MacBook program in Middle School and many interactive whiteboards. This increasing technology provision is supported by two dedicated Technology Integrationists, who are at hand to guide teachers and support them in their use of technology in the classroom with their students.
|School bus service available||
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs||
All students are unique individuals who learn at their individual pace and in their individual way. For students with learning differences, learning can be a challenge every day. Marymount International School, Paris is a uniquely supportive environment that is home to students with abilities and gifts as diverse as their backgrounds, united by shared values and purpose. The LSS team at Marymount works with students with learning differences to help them develop the necessary academic skills needed for them to learn.
|Learning support offered||
Marymount offers specialized learning support for students who have been identified as having learning differences in reading, written expression, math and organization. In small group settings, students and specially trained teachers work to develop strategies and skills for remediating the student’s specific learning challenge. Specialists, teachers, parents, and classroom teachers form a cohesive unit of support to guide each student to a shared definition of personal success. To be more effective and to ensure all students are learning to their fullest potential, the LSS team uses a holistic approach to education. As well as intellectual and academic development, this approach aims to encompass physical, social, artistic, creative and emotional aspects of a child's development, ensuring that the best resources, supports, and environment are being provided to the student so they can develop their unique skills, knowledge, and self-confidence.
|The school supports gifted, able and talented students||
Research has shown that when the needs of the more able or gifted and talented are met appropriately, performance in the school as a whole will rise. These students will be provided with opportunities to reach their potential. Marymount aims to give differentiated learning opportunities for everyone, providing for individual strengths and interests with a view to achieving standards underscored by equity and excellence.
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|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
Judo, basketball, tennis, art, piano, Mandarin, gardening, swimming, Lego, math, Spanish, mini-gym, make a difference club
|School provided lunches||
Marymount's on-site, French chef prepares a nutritious hot lunch and salad bar every day using fresh, organic ingredients.
|Sports activities included||
Conditioning, soccer, volleyball, basketball, gymnastics, hockey, badminton, ultimate fresbee, handball, track and field, softball, baseball
|Sports facilities at the school||
3-storey gymnasium with full size basketball court and smaller gym for younger students, weight room, outdoor basketball court and playground, play are for early childhood and elementary school children, tricycle area for early childhood students
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|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
Marymount International School, Paris is part of the RSHM (Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary) network of international schools and is the oldest international school in the Paris region. The school was founded in 1923 as a study abroad extension program for Marymount College in the US. In 1930, Marymount became a French school and followed a French curriculum up until about 1972. In response to a growing demand for an English-speaking international school, Marymount took its current form serving students from Pre-K to Eighth Grade.
|Teaching approach of the school||
Learning at Marymount is carefully designed upon a clear vision of what it is trying to achieve. The curriculum is partly delivered through subject areas but “lessons” are only one aspect of our students’ learning experience. An ongoing process of evaluation and the use of reliable accountability measures is a crucial factor in Marymount’s success.
The expected school learning results (referred to at Marymount as the “FALCONS”), follow on from the RSHM Goals and Criteria and are the mechanisms through which the school lives out its vision.
Within the context of Marymount's guiding statements its curriculum is a Standards-based one. The Standards are from Project AERO (American Education Reaches Out) and are applicable for the Core Subjects of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies and the school's Specials; Music, Visual Arts and World Languages. In the case of Religion and Physical Education the school has developed its own Standard-based frameworks in line with the mission and philosophy of the school.