FAQs

International Boarding School France FAQs

What is it like to be a Notre-Dame International High School student?
The student body of the American school remains small and very diverse: after a few days you will know everyone and feel like a real global community, spending your school days with your classmates from over 20 countries. You will have an opportunity to meet with the French community on our campus: some classrooms, sports, catering and boarding facilities are shared. Almost 3000 French students from preschool up to post secondary-school study a French curriculum on this campus. Choosing homestay accommodation you will also feel part of a French family, discovering local habits and improving your French skills.

What can I do with my US High School diploma?
Our graduates mainly apply to study in American Colleges and Universities, but some of them also choose to return home and matriculate in their home Universities. Some others fall in love with France and Paris and attend French or English speaking Undergraduates programs locally!

Where will I have breakfast, lunch and dinner ?
School lunches are provided on campus at a renovated self-service cafeteria. Those living on campus will also have their breakfast and dinner served in this cafeteria, except during weekends, when they take their lunches and dinners outside of campus. Students living in French families will enjoy their meals with their host families, except their lunches taken at school.

When and where could I go shopping?
Students have some free time on weekdays after school and may go shopping in the local shops. During weekends, they have extended free time and usually travel to Paris to explore the city's cultural and shopping attractions.

Is there a Uniform?
No.

Could I travel independently during weekends? and on evenings?
Yes, under certain conditions that will be presented to you during orientation. You are entitled to 5 independent weekend travels during your school year, besides school holidays. That been said, parents visits are allowed any weekend, without a limit.