American Section Lycee International de St. Germain-en-Laye

Ranking among the top seven schools in France we are the only school in the world to offer all its students a completely bilingual and bicultural education in 14 different national sections. 

American Section students receive the best of both the French and American educational systems. They spend about 75% of the week following the full French national curriculum. The remaining 25% of the week is spent in the American Section, where American born and educated faculty members teach a native-level American English and History curriculum during Section classes.

The American Section is a founding section of the Lycée International de St. Germain en Laye, founded by Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952 as a means to bring together the children of SHAPE officers and promote inter-cultural understanding.

We welcome students from moyenne section (Pre-K) to Terminale (12th grade). Applicants must have native or near-native language abilities in English. There is an intensive French adaptation program (Français Spéciale) for high performing English-speaking children who wish to learn French. While many of our students have at least one American parent, there are more than 40 nationalities represented within our student body.

Within the Section, we strive to provide students with a complete American educational experience, including a wide array of co-curricular activities such as yearbook, theater, MUN, student council, and community service.

The Lycée International network includes several satellite schools in St. Germain-en-Laye and neighboring towns. The American Section is present at the Ecole Schnapper (primary school) as well as the Collège Marcel Roby (middle school), both in St. Germain.

In Première and Terminale (11th and 12th grades) students prepare the International Option of the French Baccalaureate (OIB), filières S, ES and L. Our graduates attend top universities in France, the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Holland, Italy, Switzerland and elsewhere.

Please contact us by phone or mail for detailed admissions information.

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phone – 01 34 51 90 92