Notre-Dame International High School - America in Paris...
In a glance
AGE : From 15 to 18 years old on arrival.
LENGTH : Semester, Academic Year.
TYPE OF SCHOOL : Private.
LOCATION : Paris region (Verneuil-sur-Seine), France.
APPLICATION DEADLINE : May 15th for arrival late August. Late application may be accepted depending on availability and visa delays.
ACCOMMODATION : Boarding quarters or host family, full board.
Special fee: Offer expires on the 15th May 2012
Students must be interviewed in their home country before being accepted.
A minimum of 2 years of English study and good academic results are required. There is no need for French language background. Specific qualifications are required if the student wants to graduate from this school. The school may offer scholarships to eligible students depending on what strengths the student has to offer the school
How to Apply
Our American school is privileged to be part of this storied history and
educational community and look forward to helping our students take
advantage of the best of both school systems, the French and the American,while studying in France. The school follows a standard schedule in which students attend 6 classes per day, 5 days a week. Time in the middle of the day is set aside for clubs, study hall, and lunch. Extra-curricular activities may be offered to students, especially to those hosted at the boarding quarters (evenings and weekends). Students are hosted either at the boarding quarters or in a French host family. Boarding quarter or host family accommodation are offered with full board on both weekdays and weekends (from Monday to Sunday) including short breaks, bank holidays, Christmas, Winter and Easter holidays.
Notre-Dame International High School is located in Verneuil-sur-Seine, around 30 kilometres away from Paris city center. Verneuil-sur-Seine, located on the River Seine, is “a town on the countryside”, offering all the facilities of a residential town, the proximity of Paris, and a rich natural environment, with parks, gardens, forest, rivers and lakes. Our bilingual school is hosted on the campus of Notre-Dame Les Oiseaux, a prestigious French High School established 1929 with a long history of excellence in the very competitive French Private High School system, which welcomes approximately 3000 pupils. The school is located in a historical castle of the 16th century which received very notorious guests such as Alexis de Tocqueville and Chateaubriand and offers a beautiful historical park of 13 hectares, with gardens and several centuries’ old
trees. The school has all modern facilities such as classrooms, multimedia lab, computer rooms, science labs, sports centres, outdoor fields, amphitheatre and audiovisual room, school libraries, theatre and music room, language learning laboratory and a brand new cafeteria.
Notre-Dame International High School is a private American high school (grades 9-12) managed by the Headmaster of Notre-Dame Les Oiseaux. The school curriculum is based on tried-and-true American curriculum which has been developed at St Paul Preparatory School, USA (see page 7). Notre-Dame offers students an American-styled high school education in English, leading to an American High School Diploma. In addition to the American High School curriculum (Math –Geometry, Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Language Arts – Writing, English Composition, World Literature, Speech, Social Studies – American Government, Geography, World History, US History, Economics, Science –Biology, Chemistry, Physics-, College Preparation), the school offers an extensive French language and culture program as well as enrichment courses taught by French teachers (Music, Art, Physical Education). After successful studies in this school, students receive a US High School diploma, while being conversant in 2 cultures – the French and the American one.