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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 opened its doors in September 2021. Welcoming students from nursery up to Year 6 (Maternelle to CM2) 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.

  • 3-6 Years Old
  • 6-11 Years Old
  • 10-15 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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Language Integration Programme

The Language Integration Program (LIP) for learning French or English swiftly and smoothly

Being a part of a bilingual school in France often requires a certain level of French and English, which is not always the case for children who have lived abroad for years, or even all of their lives. For these pupils, there is a solution: the Language Integration Program (LIP) offered by the bilingual schools, EIB Grenelle and EIB de La Jonchère.

Located near La Défense, the EIB de La Jonchère bilingual school caters to pupils from Nursery to 3ème (Year 10). From Nursery onwards, pupils follow a bilingual curriculum, with 50% of lessons in French and 50% in English.

The LIP at EIB de la Jonchère: a Gateway to join the French bilingual Education System

The LIP at EIB de la Jonchère offers a complete and inclusive educational experience for non-French or non-English speaking students entering primary schools (CE1 to CM1). Designed to facilitate socialisation and ensure a smooth transition into the school system, the LIP includes various elements tailored to the needs and language abilities of each individual student.

A crucial aspect of the LIP is the establishment of a homeroom class, where students attend all their lessons in the language in which they feel comfortable, either English or French, alongside their classmates. This arrangement fosters a sense of belonging and inclusion, allowing pupils to interact and bond socially with their peers. They will study in their dominant language for 13 hours a week.

Recognising that pupils may need additional support or reinforcement in their language learning journey, the LIP offers a dedicated space for language reinforcement in small groups. This framework allows educators to respond to specific needs and age-appropriate language challenges, ensuring that learners receive individual attention and assistance.

The language project within the LIP is designed to evolve and adapt to the unique needs and abilities of each student. Regular parent-teacher information and evaluation meetings are held throughout the year to monitor progress, discuss difficulties and establish collaborative strategies for continued growth.
Enhanced teaching of French or English

To reinforce the student's language skills in the other language of instruction, the LIP incorporates reinforced parallel teaching. Pupils receive additional hours of teaching every week in the non-dominant language, adapted to their linguistic project. This approach ensures that the students receive full exposure to both languages, improving their bilingual skills.

Work in the non-dominant language is concentrated on the gradual mastery of the lexical field necessary for integration into the homeroom class (specific vocabulary needed, understanding of instructions, accompanied repetition of learning given in the homeroom class) and also on learning the target language in everyday life (daily vocabulary, construction of simple sentences, mastery of  "emergency" vocabulary linked, for example, to the student's physiological needs).

Language learning, comprehension and expression are also developed through fun activities (singing, games, art, reading for pleasure, theatre, discovering French or English-speaking culture, etc.).

Over the course of one or two years, pupils join a dedicated class for intensive language tuition, without losing a school year. This innovative teaching method provides an ideal transition for international students and expatriates returning to France, or for French students who speak little English. As each student progresses at his or her own pace, if the teaching team feels it is appropriate, a a language PPRE (Personalized Plan for Educational Success) can take over for a set period. Each family will then be kept regularly informed of developments at meetings. 

Extra-curricular programmes can also be used to support the student's learning of the target language.

The Language Integration Project (LIP) is also based on regular assessments of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).  

After and beyond the LIP

EIB la Jonchère and EIB Grenelle offer a programme of extra-curricular activities in both languages. Different activities can complement the learning of French and English in a diverse context. Additionally, we offer school camps which provide up to 4 weeks of extra time during the holidays throughout the year which provide the occasion to practise more English or French.

Ideal learning conditions

The number of hours spent in the LIP is regularly assessed to adapt to the needs of the pupil. The LIP teacher along with the homeroom teacher consult each other regularly in order to adapt the content of the reinforcement sessions, as well as the adaptations thought out in class as part of the Language Integration Project (LIP) for each of the pupils, which is reviewed regularly. The aim is also to ensure the well-being of the learner.


A Cultural Transition and a Human Experience

In addition to language learning, the LIP also facilitates the integration of students on both a personal and cultural level.