Ecole Jeannine Manuel

École Jeannine Manuel is a French, bilingual and international K-12 school founded in 1954 with the mission to promote international understanding through the bilingual education of a multicultural community of students. The school believes in pedagogical innovation and the constant exploration of best practices, in the context of an ever-changing global environment.

An associated UNESCO school, École Jeannine Manuel Paris welcomes over 2400 students from Pre-K to twelfth grade, representing almost eighty nationalities and every major cultural and religious tradition.  

Students follow an enriched bilingual curriculum and, in eleventh grade, choose between the French track leading to the international option of the French baccalaureate (American section) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB). Academic standards are high: our students achieve excellent marks in both examinations and École Jeannine Manuel is consistently ranked among the top schools in France. 

Each year, the school welcomes more than 100 new non-French speaking pupils. These students, key to the cultural diversity of the school, are enrolled in an adaptation program where they receive intensive and immersive French tuition tailored to their individual level. 

The school’s teaching approach is based on constant self-evaluation and innovation with regards to its methods and objectives. Innovation in the classroom is inspired by the latest research in the fields of education and cognitive science and by the creativity of its teaching staff.  Students are encouraged to be active learners and to develop a heightened self-awareness of their progress. 

The school has developed several in-house programs in collaboration with leading researchers, including an integrated science program designed with Nobel Prize-winning physicist Georges Charpak, and a Chinese language-learning tool developed with the Sesame Street team. 

École Jeannine Manuel was the first school in France to establish a wellbeing program for its students. The school’s current wellbeing program for 4th to 7th graders is based on the work of Ilona Boniwell, a leading figure in the field of positive psychology. 8th-graders are enrolled in the Spark Resilience program, which aims to equip students with psychological and emotional tools they can use in difficult or stressful situations. For high-school students, the school offers mindfulness workshops that focus on reducing stress and increasing students’ emotional self-awareness. 

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).