The school follows a standard schedule in which students attend 7 classes per day, 5 days a week. Time in the middle of the day is set aside for clubs, study hall, and lunch.
The following schedule shows the structure of a typical school day during your High School studies in France.
Weekly schedule :
Daily schedule :
* Class periods are 55 minutes long with lunch from 12:35PM – 1:45PM. There is a 20 minute break between 2nd and 3rd period.
Teacher led excursions, visits and trips may be arranged all school year long.
At our international school in France, our students are also encouraged to travel with the school staff or Nacel throughout France and surrounding countries, such as: Italy, Germany, Belgium, Spain, and Great-Britain. Been one of the few international boarding schools in Europe, our goal is to ensure that our students are well-traveled and knowledgeable about European cultures. Check travel opportunities HERE.
Independent travels allowed under specific conditions (see Documents and Forms).
Significant global changes suggest a need for corresponding changes in the ways in which we think about ourselves and the world. International Education is an approach to learning that is focused on thinking competencies that help students to perform successfully in intercultural contexts. This approach also includes the development of intercultural communication skills.
The emphasis on personal and social responsibility supports the learning and helps young people apply their international education to everyday and global situations. Ultimately, we aim for students to make meaning of their international education and integrate this learning into their life experience.
In order to fulfill our mission to prepare students to be competent global professionals, Notre-Dame International High School offers a wide variety of courses in Science, Mathematics, Language Arts, Foreign Language and Social Science (see Course Offerings). We strive to provide an appropriate level of academic challenge for all students, and encourage their involvement in the arts and other enrichment courses.
In each of our classes we endeavor to maintain a culturally relativistic viewpoint, and encourage students to share their personal experiences to increase the awareness and understanding of their peers. Our diverse student body (more than 20 citizenships represented at school) serves the educational experience our students receive in classroom.
All our students attend daily French language classes and have the opportunity to book additional French classes during school breaks to upgrade their level quicker.
1. Students will demonstrate proficiency in their High School Curriculum by:
2. Appreciating the value of learning and taking an active role in their education.Students will develop and refine their intercultural thinking skills by:
3. Students will demonstrate their ability to communicate effectively within an intercultural setting by:
4. Students will exhibit personal and social responsibility by:
Under certain credit conditions, students may earn a US High School Diploma.
Students transferring to Notre-Dame International High School, either permanently or temporarily, from an American school (in the USA or overseas) will:
Students transferring to Notre-Dame International High School, either permanently or temporarily, from a non American school will be required to submit a translated grade report and information about the grading system in their home school. Decisions on school grade placement will be taken based on the records provided. Their US credit status will be calculated in order to determine their subject choice.
Transfer of credits remains at the entire discretion of the national educational authorities of the student's home country and of Notre-Dame International High School' officials.
Notre-Dame International High School supports students with Apostille and convalidation processes of High School transcripts when required by the home school or national authorities.