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Ecole Jeannine Manuel - Paris

70 Rue de Theatre, Paris, 75015, France

Why choose École Jeannine Manuel?

École Jeannine Manuel was founded as the expression of an unwavering belief in education as the key to a better world. To this day, its mission remains unchanged: promoting international understanding through a bilingual (French-English) education.

With students of more than 80 different nationalities across its three campuses, École Jeannine Manuel is a truly international community where students learn to Think, Dare, Share & Care together.

The school’s academic excellence matches its diversity. École Jeannine Manuel is regularly ranked among the top French high schools (state and independent) for its overall academic performance (the Paris school has been ranked first for ten consecutive years by l’Internaute). Admission to École Jeannine Manuel is highly competitive: successful applicants have strong academic potential, demonstrated ability or interest in co-curricular areas, and excellence of character.

What accreditations does École Jeannine Manuel hold?

The school is accredited by the French Ministry of Education. École Jeannine Manuel was one of the first UNESCO-associated schools and among the first International Baccalaureate (IB) World Schools. It is also accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

What curriculums does École Jeannine Manuel offer?

Students at École Jeannine Manuel finish their secondary studies by either sitting the French International Baccalaureate (BFI) or the International Baccalaureate (IB).

The French Baccalaureate with International Option (BFI) is an academically challenging bilingual (French-English) and bicultural exam developed by the French Ministry of Education in partnership with the US College Board. Over the challenging two-year program, American BFI students follow a core curriculum with two concentrations and three BFI college-level courses. This adds up to approximately 34 hours of instruction per week, with up to 40% taught in English. The American section of the BFI allows for two Advanced Placements (AP) to be taught in première, including AP English Literature and Composition or AP English Language and Composition, and AP European History or AP Human Geography. Two optional high-level math APs are offered in Terminale, such as AP Calculus BC and AP Statistics.

The International IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) is an academically rigorous college-preparatory curriculum, in which students engage in 6 challenging academic subjects and the Diploma Programme (DP) core, prepares students with skills required in post-secondary education. There is a focus on developing the whole person, with students flourishing physically, intellectually, emotionally, and ethically. In the IB Diploma Program, Economics is taught in French, while Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Geography, and Global Politics are taught in English. Visual Arts and Theory of Knowledge are taught in both languages.

2023 Results

French Baccalaureate results: 100% pass rate, 97% honours, 81% Very High & High Honours (including 12% of students receiving special congratulations from the jury).

International Baccalaureate results: 100% pass rate, with an average score of 36,5 (6 points higher than the world average), and 1/3 of students scoring 40 points or higher (out of 45).

What is CAS and what extracurricular activities are available?

Students from both the BFI and IB tracks participate in volunteering or extracurricular activities, also known as CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) activities. This is a requirement of the High School Diploma awarded to graduating students at the end of their studies. Activities include volunteering for a local retirement home, taking part in a poetry competition, raising money for international charities, or leading campus tours of the school for prospective families.

The school offers many extracurricular activities for both primary and secondary school students. At the secondary level, many extracurricular activities are organized by the school’s Sports & Cultural Association. These include coding, theatre, yoga, photography, hip-hop, jazz dance, and robotics, as well as sports such as basketball, football, and rock climbing. The range of activities is adjusted every year based on student choices and suggestions. In addition to these, the school has a vibrant Chess Club and a successful Debate Club that prepares teams for the Harvard Model United Nations or Harvard Model Congress Europe tournaments. Student committees such as the Student Council and the Eco-School clubs encourage students to take an active part in school life.

Fast Facts

  1. Bilingual, international & co-ed
  2. Pre-K through 12th grade
  3. More than 2400 students in Paris, 600 students in London, 1000 in Lille
  4. French International Baccalaureate & International Baccalaureate



School Information

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3 to 18
IB Curriculum
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