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Notre-Dame International High School Paris, an American school in France (Paris Metropolitan Area)

Les inscriptions pour l'année scolaire 2018-2019 sont ouvertes! Contactez-nous pour étudier à Notre-Dame International High School, Paris! Préparez votre diplôme de High School américain et bientôt votre Baccalauréat International en France!

Applications to the academic year 2018-2019 are open! Contact us to study at Notre-Dame International High School, Paris! Prepare for a US High School diploma or soon for your IB Diploma in France!


Venez étudier à Paris, France et devenez l'un de nos élèves!

Bienvenue à Notre-Dame International High School, votre internat international à Paris!

L'établissement français privé sous contrat, Notre-Dame Les Oiseaux, situé à Verneuil-sur-Seine, dans les Yvelines, à proximité de Paris (France), vous accueille au sein de son cursus américain et international, Notre-Dame International High School.

Ce cursus international a pour vocation d'offrir à de jeunes élèves du monde entier la possibilité de suivre un enseignement secondaire bilingue de préparation à l'enseignement supérieur (classe 9 à 12 du système scolaire américain). Il offre une opportunité unique à nos élèves non francophones d'apprendre la langue et la culture française tout en suivant un cursus anglophone. Il offrira bientôt l'opportunité d'obtenir le diplôme du Baccalauréat International en France (à partir de Septembre 2018).

L'école dispose d'un internat et propose également des immersions en familles françaises.

Nous vous invitons à visiter notre école en France et à découvrir les opportunités offertes par ce cursus international!

Come to study in Paris, France and become one of our students!

Welcome to Notre-Dame International High School, your American international boarding school near Paris!

Notre-Dame International High School is a private American school in France managed by the Dean of Notre-Dame “Les Oiseaux”, a French private school located in Verneuil-sur-Seine, in the Yvelines, close to Paris (France).

Our American international school provides bilingual, college preparatory academics to students in grades 9 through 12 and is made up of international students from all over the world. The school introduces an exciting opportunity for non-French speakers to learn the French language and culture while attending an American curriculum held in English. We already provide students with the US High School curriculum and will soon give our students the unique opportunity to achieve an IB Diploma in Paris Metropolitan Area (from September 2018)!

Notre-Dame International High School is an American international school near Paris, but also offers French homestays for further French cultural immersion.

We invite you to visit our school in France and see the great potential which exists in the world’s future international community!

Introduction by Mr Zicari

School headmaster of Notre-Dame International High School


One of our students went to China with The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program, sponsored by the US State Department. Congratulations!


  • Graduation opportunities after completion of the US High School curriculum and soon the IB Diploma (from September 2018)
  • Individualized learning through small sized classes
  • Strong Science, Mathematics, English, Arts and French course offerings
  • Support and supervision of the Nacel International School System’s network and opportunities to experience several campuses abroad
  • Long tradition of excellent education and community spirit of the French partner school
  • Bi-cultural and Bi-lingual school staff
  • French language support classes and opportunity to study French from Beginner level, including AP French
  • Development of critical thinking skills and intercultural learning
  • Real international student body (so far 20 citizenships represented at school)
  • Proximity to Paris city center (35 minutes by train) and opportunities to discover Paris and France sightseeing’s as well as the French and the European culture
  • Safe residential area and exclusive surroundings
  • Beautiful green and wooded campus
  • Efficient and comfortable mix of historical buildings and modern facilities
  • Excellent science and computer labs, up to date science instruments
  • Supervised and modernized dorms
  • Placement in local French host families for students with the required French skills
  • Excellent catering facilities on campus
  • Various extracurricular clubs and activities available on and off campus


Notre-Dame International High School in Paris, France (NDIHS) was established in 2010 and is part of the Nacel International School System (NISS) community of schools. Nacel has school locations in the United States, China, South Korea, the Philippines, Vietnam, Poland, and France.

As part of the Nacel International School System, Notre-Dame International High School Paris introduces an exciting opportunity for students to live and learn in France. This bilingual school is located on the campus of Notre-Dame Les Oiseaux, a prestigious French high school with a long history of excellence in the very competitive French private school system. NDIHS is privileged to be part of Notre-Dame Les Oiseaux, providing enhanced academic, cutlural enrichment, and extra-curricular opportunities to our students. Notre-Dame International High School is one of the few international boarding schools in France.

Notre-Dame International High School’s (NDIHS) curriculum is based on a tried-and-true American curriculum which has been developed at St Paul Preparatory School (SPP), a US high school accredited through AdvancED, and the model school of the Nacel International School System. Our American school in France has applied to teach the IB Diploma program from September 2018.

Notre-Dame International High School has been awarded accreditation from NCA CASI, NWAC, and SACS CASI, all of which are accreditation divisions of AdvancED.

Notre-Dame International High School is also a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Notre-Dame International High School believes is important for our students.

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org

Our American school in France allows international students to learn the French language and culture while attending American courses administered in English. The US curriculum covers the following subject areas: Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, Language Arts, French; the French curriculum (Arts, Music and Physical Education) is taught by French teachers from our French sister school, Notre-Dame Les Oiseaux. The program is completed by a program called Academic Advisement. After successful studies on our program, students will graduate with a US high school diploma, while being conversant in 2 cultures – the French and the American one!