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EIB Paris is a pioneer in bilingual education and has been providing quality pre-school to high school education to children and young people for over 60 years. To find the right school for your family please use the selector tool below:

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The EIB Grenelle reception area
  • 50% English

In the heart of the 7th arrondissement, just minutes away from Les Invalides, EIB Grenelle private school will open its doors in September 2021. Welcoming students from nursery up to Year 5 (Maternelle to CM1) to begin with, the bilingual school will follow the programmes of the Ministry of National Education while offering a fully bilingual teaching programme, with 50% of classes in English and 50% in French. 

  • 3-6 Years Old
  • 6-11 Years Old
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EIB de La Jonchère
  • 50% English

Just 30 minutes away from central Paris in the Yvelines region, EIB de la Jonchère offers a bilingual education for children ages 3 to 14. The school follows the programmes of the Ministry of National Education while offering 50% of teaching in English and 50% in French.

  • 10-15 Years Old
  • 3-6 Years Old
  • 6-11 Years Old
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  • 25% English

Located near the Place de l’Etoile and Porte Maillot at the heart of the 17th arrondissement in Paris, our bilingual, secular, high school (known in French as a lycée) EIB Etoile welcomes 400 students from more than 40 different nationalities from Year 11 to Year 13 (2nde to terminale).

  • 16-18 Years Old
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  • 25% English

EIB Monceau bilingual middle school, known as Collège EIB Monceau in French, is one of the finest private middle schools in Paris, located in the heart of the 17th arrondissement, close to the Champs Elysées and Arc de Triomphe.Located just a short walk away from EIB Monceau Primary School in Paris, the school welcomes 625 students aged 10 to 15.

  • 10-15 Years Old
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  • 25% English

EIB Lamartine is a bilingual primary school that welcomes children from ages 3 to 10. With a warm and friendly atmosphere, EIB Lamartine private school offers a French education following the National Curriculum, supplemented by an exclusive programme of early English learning, from the first year of nursery (Petite Section) to Year 6 (CM2).

  • 3-6 Years Old
  • 6-11 Years Old
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  • 25% English

Right in the heart of Paris, just moments away from the Arc de Triomphe, the bilingual EIB Monceau Primary School was the first bilingual school in the EIB Group. It has been welcoming students since1954, housed in three buildings around Parc Monceau in the 8th Arrondissement.

  • 3-6 Years Old
  • 6-11 Years Old
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Primary School

EIB de la Jonchère Primary School welcomes students aged 6-11 and follows the French national curriculum.

A fully bilingual experience

Classes are split between French and English, with an equal time between the two languages. To achieve this ambitious project, primary school pupils attend and extra three hours of classes per week compared to a traditional State school or a State-contracted school.

Using technology – responsibly

Students today are digital natives, surrounded by technology. To supervise and encourage students to apply critical thinking towards these new technologies, we have chosen to integrate them into our teaching approach from primary school onwards. Technology is always used under the careful, expert observation of a teacher and for strictly educational purposes – not recreational.  

All EIB de La Jonchère classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards that are used by our teachers and students. This enables us to use dynamic learning techniques through, for example, songs and videos or educational games, and allows us to monitor students’ progress through online assessment tools.

Child at EIB de La Jonchère bilingual primary school

iPads are available to our students from CP (Year 2), to carry out individual tasks such as research, or for reading exercises followed by reading on a dedicated educational application. Use of technology is always in class with support and supervision from teachers.

Elementary cycle

The elementary cycle is made up of five classes:

  1. Cours préparatoire or CP (equivalent to Year 2)
  2. Cours élémentaire 1 or CE1 (equivalent to Year 3)
  3. Cours élémentaire 2 or CE2 (equivalent to Year 4)
  4. Cours moyen 1 or CM1 (equivalent to Year 5)
  5. Cours moyen 2 CM2 (equivalent to Year 6)

Elementary cycle learning objectives

In the elementary cycle, students have the following learning objectives:

Cours préparatoire:

  • Learn to read in both languages, using:
  • Borel-Maisonny in French
  • Jolly phonics in English
  • Children must be able to speak either French or English to enroll in CP
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Dining room of EIB de La Jonchère private primary school in Yvelines

 

Cours elementaire 1:

  • Read with a minimum fluency rate of 30 words per mn
  • Begin to work independently and in groups
  • To be able to communicate a problem
  • Respect other pupils and adults
  • To be able to answer simple questions with 1 or 2 sentences (oral & written)
  • Children must be able to speak both French and English to enroll in CE1

Cours elementaire 2:

  • Understand a 15-line text and answer questions
  • Express basic ideas and emotions
  • Solve problems
  • Work independently
  • Respect others’ ideas and cooperate
  • Children must be able to speak both French and English to enroll in CE2

Beyond the classroom

At EIB de la Jonchère we believe that learning should also take place outside the classroom. For example, students in our CP (Year 2) class take part in group gardening projects to benefit from regular time outdoors and become aware of the environment, and we have dedicated playgrounds for each age group. Years 2 & 3 also enjoy swimming lessons in our own dedicated learning pool.