This programme starts in Grande Section (5 years old) and goes through to CM2 (10 years old). Children come for three hours of English on the Wednesday mornings. It is a programme that appeals to families whose children go to the local primary school and who can offer solid English help at home. The Wednesday primary programme sees families making the trip once a week from Morainvilliers and Maule as well as Nanterre in the Hauts de Seine.
It is also an interesting solution for children returning from abroad where they have been in Anglo-Saxon schools as it allows the children, at least in the first year back in France, to concentrate on their French subjects in preparation for College.
This programme is integrated into the French public primary school Pasteur in La Celle Saint-Cloud. They have 3 hours of English, 2 hours of Science and 1 hour of Geography. The English lessons take place on two half-days a week. To be admissible for this programme, the children need to have an excellent academic record and be bilingual in French and English. Ideally children live in the catchment area for Pasteur Primary School or in La Celle Saint-Cloud. If not, the family requires a dispensation (“dérogation”) in order to attend the school.
For many different reasons, some families choose to have their child in the local primary school for their regular French schooling, but the child comes twice a week to Pasteur to attend the English lessons. This allows the child to stay close to home most of the week. It does require the availability of an adult to bring the child twice a week to La Celle Saint-Cloud.
This programme offers 6 hours of English a week – 4 hours of English Literature and Language, 2 hours of History/Geography. The programme follows the official International Section curriculum recognised by the French Ministry of Education, and the students may obtain “Mention Internationale” at the Brevet at the end of 3ème, last year of college. They also start their preparation for the IGCSE English Literature exam.
This College programme is offered in two French public colleges situated in the Yvelines, West of Paris. Both colleges are placed in the top 10 colleges in the Yvelines and have excellent results at the Brevet.
- College Pasteur in La Celle Saint-Cloud is a small, family-oriented college with approximately 420 students and is attached to the Primary School Pasteur. It serves a more concentrated area with Rueil-Malmaison, Bougival and Louveciennes sending us a number of children.
- College de la Quintinye, Noisy le Roi is a larger college with approximately 750 students. It serves a wider area, including Maule, Crespières and Mareil sur Mauldre for some families.
The Lycée programme is offered in Lycée Corneille, La Celle Saint-Cloud, a recently renovated, public lycée with approximately 1150 students. Many students come from afar to attend Lycée Corneille, aided by the school’s close proximity to the train station and excellent public transport links.
Students in 2nde have 4 hours of English Literature and Language and 2 hours of History/Geography. They sit the exam IGCSE English Literature exam at the end of the school year.
Students in Premiere and Terminale prepare the OIB (Baccalauréat Option Internationale) for which they sit the exams at the end of the Terminale year. We follow the British OIB programme.
This year 2022/23 will be the last year preparing for the OIB. The following year students will be preparing for the BFI (Baccalauréat Français International) . Please check our page to find out more.