Notre-Dame International High School: your IB Diploma in France
Notre-Dame International High School is an IB World School welcoming students in Grade 11 and 12 to prepare them to graduate with an IB Diploma in France. The Grade 10 serves as a preparation to the IBDP.
Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programs. IB World schools are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that NDIHS believes is important for our students.
The full IB program has been introduced in the fall of 2018 for our eleventh graders with the first IB class graduating in 2020.
For further information about the IB and its programs, visit IBO website and consult the below links:
1. IB Diploma in France: Diploma requirements
In order to receive an International Baccalaureate, students must earn:
- a minimum of 24 points
- or an average of four (or C) out of a possible seven points for six subjects.
Students must also earn a minimum of 12 points from their Higher Level (HL) subjects and a minimum of 9 points from their Standard Level (SL) subjects.
More information about IB Diploma assessment.
2. IB subjects available at Notre-Dame International High School
Our students should expect a rigorous academic curriculum with the space and time to develop strong study skills and the attributes of the IB learner profile in a quiet and serene setting.
Group 1 Language & Literature
- IB English Language and Literature SL/HL
Group 2 Language Acquisition
- IB French SL/HL
- French Ab Initio SL
Group 3 Individuals and Societies
- IB History SL/HL
- IB Geography SL/HL
Group 4 Science
- IB Biology SL/HL
Group 5 Mathematics
- IB Math SL/HL
- Theory of Knowledge TOK
- Creativity Action Service* CAS
- Extended Essay EE
- Possible additional electives: Art / Music
- Physical Education
SL= Standard Level (3 hours/week) (with the exception of Math and French language courses: 5 hours/week)
HL= Higher Level (5 hours/week)
*Creativity Action Service: this IB core subject has been extended to our 10th graders:
- 10th grade: 10 hours
- 11th and 12th grade: 20 hours
Students currently achieve their requirements thanks to a partnership with Secours Populaire and Nouvel Espoir as well as thanks to the participation to the Botswana project of Nacel Open Door.
3. IB Diploma in France at a glance
Learn more about the IB program:
- The value of an IB education with Stanford University’s Debra Von Bargen
- How familiar are universities with the different components of the IB Diploma Programme?
- Do IB Diploma scores influence admissions offers at US colleges and universities?
- How does the IB prepare underserved students to be successful at university?
- Skills to take from the IB diploma
- IB Learners are global citizens
- IB Learners take an active role in their community
- IB Learners are critical, creative thinkers
Learn more about the International Baccalaureate University Admission: