Our academic mission
EIB schools are dedicated to developing global citizens and to bringing people and nations closer together through bilingual education and an openness to other cultures.
Our academic mission is based on three key promises:
1. Immerse children, from preschool, equally in English and French, with half of the weekly schedule taught in English..
2. Our educational mission is based on multilingualism, and is defined by the French Academic Curriculum. Though founded in the French National Curriculum, our pedagogical approach is enriched by Anglo-Saxon teaching methods, such as project-based learning and experimentation. By the end of elementary school, our students will have acquired all of the elements of the official curriculum of the French Ministry of Education, whilst having done so in both English and French, our two languages of instruction.
The beauty of our approach is exemplified in that our students will finish their primary journey being perfectly bilingual and fully capable of pursuing either a French or English academic program of their choice. Chinese is also taught for 2 hours per week starting in Year 4.
3. Nurture our students in small classes: thanks to a student-to-teacher ratio that is lower than the average French school. Our students will enjoy personalised support in class, which will allow our teaching teams to meet the needs of all students, ensuring they acquire the concepts and skills defined in the programme.
Further study within the EIB Group
After completing primary school, students at EIB Grenelle will be able to continue their studies at one of the two middle schools within the EIB Group: EIB College Monceau in Parc Monceau in the 8th Arrondissement or EIB de la Jonchère Middle School in the Yvelines region, 30 minutes west of central Paris.