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École Jeannine Manuel - Lille

École Jeannine Manuel - Lille

418 bis rue Albert Bailly, Marcq-en-Baroeul, 59700, France

+33 3 20 65 90 50



École Jeannine Manuel - Lille
School type Coeducational Day & Boarding
Founded 1992
Status Non-profit Private
Head of School Constance Devaux
Language of Instruction French, English
Co-ed Age Range 3-18 years
Number of pupils 970
Day fees per annum €5,301
Boarding fees per annum €14,145 - €21,465
IB Classes €18,500
Average Class Size 25 (15 in IBDP)
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Nicola French
Associations IB, ELSA

École Jeannine Manuel Lille is a non-profit nursery-12 coeducational school founded in 1992. As the sister school of École Jeannine Manuel Paris, they have the same educational project and the same mission: promote international understanding through bilingual (French/English) education. An associated UNESCO school, École Jeannine Manuel Lille is the only non-denominational independent school in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, with almost 1000 pupils representing 50 nationalities and every major cultural tradition. The school’s academic excellence matches its diversity: École Jeannine Manuel Lille achieves excellent performances, both at the French Baccalaureate and the International Baccalaureate. The school is accredited by the French Ministry of Education, the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

The school campus extends over 3,5 hectares and includes a boarding house, a restaurant, two football fields, a multi-sport room, and high standard sports facilities and equipment. The boarding house welcomes 120 pupils from 6th to 12th grades.

Each year, École Jeannine Manuel Lille welcomes non-French speaking students. Over the years École Jeannine Manuel has developed a program to suit the needs of these students, for whom the emotional challenge of relocation is often as great than its academic challenge. Thanks to their French teachers and their methods, the students will be fluent in French in a few months.

The lower and middle school follow the French national curriculum with several exceptions: English is taught every day and, in middle school, experimental sciences, history and geography are taught in English. The curriculum is enriched at all levels, not only with a more advanced English language and literature curriculum, but also, for example, with Chinese language instruction (compulsory in grades 3-4-5), an integrated science programme in lower school, and independent research projects in middle school.

In upper school, tenth graders follow the French national curriculum, albeit taught 50% in French and 50% in English. In 11th grade, pupils choose between the French track (international option of the French baccalaureate (OIB)) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). Approximately 25% of our pupils opt for the IBDP. (Please note that, since the IBDP does not receive any government subsidies, its tuition is three times the French track tuition.) In 12th grade, students receive the High School Diploma.


Although admission is competitive, every effort is made to reserve space for international applicants, including children of families who expect to remain in France for a limited period of time and wish to combine a cultural immersion in French education with the ability to re-enter their own school systems and excel.