We provide an outstanding American educational and cultural experience within the context of the Lycée International. We foster intellectual curiosity and self-confidence that will help students to reach their full personal and academic potential, and prepare students to play dynamic roles in the world by developing their leadership abilities and sense of responsibility towards others.
American Section Mission Statement
How we put our Mission into practice
- We have the privilege of working within the context of the Lycée International of Saint Germain-en-Laye, the flagship OIB (Option International du Baccalauréat) school. All students follow the full French curriculum, as defined by the French Ministry of Education, in addition to that of their national section. Students receive a complete bilingual, bicultural and international education.
- We teach a dual curriculum which prepares students for the OIB and for top institutions of higher education anywhere in the world.
- We employ North American best-practice pedagogy, including student-centered classrooms, individualized reading programs and research projects.
- We embolden students to take risks and to challenge themselves to become self-motivated learners.
- We encourage students to question and to take an active role in their own learning.
- We support students in their pursuit of a wide range of academic activities inside and outside of their American Section classrooms (Summer Scholars Award, the French Concours Générale, Breadloaf New England Young Writers Conference, Young Authors Fiction Festival…)
- We invite guest speakers to deepen the learning experience (Writer in Residence, Human Rights events, experts in the field…)
- We offer a student support program to educate and to support the whole child. (6ème Advisory Program, 4ème Health Program, 2nde Advisory Program, Character Education in Lower School, special programming about stress, chemical dependency…)
Beyond the Classroom
- We take students on a wide array of community building and educational “Classroom without Walls” trips (6ème and 4ème Paris outings, 5ème Amsterdam Trip, 3ème Grande Guerre Trip, Seconde Normandy Trip, Première Caen Trip, London Theater Trip…)
- We encourage students to participate in and lead our co-curricular activities (MUN, Lower, Middle and Upper School Theater, Writing Fellows, Student Council, Human Rights Team, Ink, Vox a-cappella group, Book Club, Chess Club, Creative Writing Club, Gender Identity Discussion Group, Soccer….)
Local and Global Community
- We participate in a wide variety of Community Service initiatives (Community Service Award, Operation Fôret Propre, soup kitchen…)
- We run Global Citizenship initiatives (India Exchange Program, Global Citizen Scholarship, Room to Read-a-thon …)
- We support an active and welcoming American and international community