All Upper School students, 10th-12th graders (Seconde-Terminale), follow the French Ministry of Education Upper School curriculum, and have an additional five hours per week of English language/literature and three hours per week of history/geography taught by American Section teachers. Starting in 11th grade (Première), all students begin intensive preparation for the International Option of the French Baccalaureate, requiring up to 38 class hours per week and considerable homework. All Upper School students attend classes on the Lycée International campus.
Students are strongly encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities. In past years the American Section has offered Upper School Drama, Model United Nations, Community Service, Yearbook, Student Council, Ink (a student literary magazine), Green Team, and Human Rights Team. Activities such as Orchestra, Jazz Band, photo club, and singing groups are also on offer at the Lycée International. Upper School students also participate in Classrooms without Walls trips. Past trips have included the 10th Grade (Seconde) adventure-bonding weekend, an overnight trip to explore WWII history in Normandy for 11th graders (Premières), a two-week community service and global awareness voyage to India, and a London theater trip.
American Section College Counseling is available to assist all Section students with their applications to higher education institutions in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, France and other European countries.