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

Applications to the academic year 2021-2022 are open. Contact us to study at Notre-Dame International High School, Paris: prepare your IB and your American high school diploma in an IB school in France.

Les inscriptions pour l'année scolaire 2021-2022 sont ouvertes. Contactez-nous pour étudier à Notre-Dame International High School, Paris: préparez votre diplôme de l'IB et celui du high school américain en France dans une école IB en France.

 

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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 program 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). The school is one of the few international boarding schools in Europe. 

Our American and IB school program provides bilingual, college preparatory academics to students in grades 10 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 give our students the unique opportunity to achieve an IB Diploma or a US high school diploma in Paris Metropolitan Area!

Notre-Dame International High School is an 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!

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 10 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 offre l'opportunité d'obtenir le diplôme du Baccalauréat International (IB) ou celui du high school américain en France.

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!

WHY CHOOSE NOTRE-DAME INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL?

  • Graduation opportunities : IB Diploma program + US High School Diploma
  • Individualized learning through small sized classes
  • Strong Science, Mathematics, English and French course offerings
  • Long tradition of excellent education and community spirit of the French school
  • Bicultural and Bilingual school staff
  • French language support classes and opportunity to study French from Beginner level
  • Development of critical thinking skills and intercultural learning
  • Real international student body (20 citizenships represented at school)
  • Proximity to Paris city center (35 minutes by train) and opportunities to discover Paris and France sightseeing 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 BRIEF

Notre-Dame International High School Paris introduces an exciting opportunity for students to live and study in France. This bilingual program is offered 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 the international program of Notre-Dame Les Oiseaux, providing enhanced academic, cultural enrichment, and extra-curricular opportunities to our international students.

Notre-Dame International High School is one of the few international boarding schools in France, offering 5 day and 7 boarding options to local and international students.

Notre-Dame International High School’s 10th grade curriculum is based on an American curriculum. Our American school in France is now an IB School in France and as such, provides international students with an IB Diploma Program (11th and 12th grade), along with the US High School diploma (10th, 11th and 12th grade).
IB World Schools 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 its students.

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 has received authorization in June 2018 from the International Baccalaureate Organization to offer the IB Diploma Programme in France.

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

Our IB 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 IB curriculum offers the following subjects:

  • IB English Language & Literature SL/HL
  • IB French SL/HL
  • French Ab Initio SL
  • History SL/HL
  • Geography SL
  • Biology SL/HL
  • Math SL/HL
  • IB Core subjects: Theory of Knowledge, Creativity Activity Service, Extended Essay
  • Physical Education
  • Possible electives: Art and Music (non IB subjects)

The program is completed by a program called Academic Advisement. After successful studies on our program, students graduate with the IB Diploma Program or a US High School Diploma, while being conversant in 2 cultures – the French and the American one!

IB school in France - Graduation Ceremony

Baccalauréat international en France - cérémonie des drapeaux