École Jeannine Manuel - Paris
70 rue du Théâtre, Paris, 75015, France
+33 1 44 37 00 80
|Language of Instruction||English, French|
|Co-ed Age Range||4-18 years|
|Number of pupils||2,400|
|Day fees per annum||€6,417 - €6,765|
|Average Class Size||25|
|Authorised IB Programmes||IBDP|
|Diploma Coordinator||Alan Damon|
|Associations||ECIS, IB, ELSA,CIS|
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École Jeannine Manuel is a non-profit pre-K-12 coeducational school founded in 1954 with the mission to develop international understanding through bilingual (French/English) education. An associated UNESCO school, École Jeannine Manuel welcomes pupils representing 80 nationalities and every major cultural tradition. The school's academic excellence matches its diversity: École Jeannine Manuel is regularly ranked among the top five French high schools (state and independent) for its overall academic performance (ranked first for five consecutive years). 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).
Each year, École Jeannine Manuel welcomes more than one hundred new non-French speaking pupils who enroll in 'adaptation' classes where they follow a French immersion programme. A senior advisor follows them closely and, the following year, they join the mainstream where they continue to be supported with a special French programme involving three additional weekly hours of special French classes.
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 (DP). Approximately 25% of our pupils opt for the DP. (Please note that, since the DP does not receive any government subsidies, its tuition is three times the French track tuition.) In 12th grade, students receive the High School Diploma.
Over the past three years, approximately 20% of our graduating class have gone to US colleges or universities, 48% chose the UK or Canada, 37% entered the French higher education system, and the balance pursued their education all over the world.
Although admission is competitive and applications typically exceed available spaces by a ratio of 7:1, 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.