Why the American Section?

    The American Section is a founding member of the Lycée International de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, unique among the top schools in France for being entirely composed of international sections (currently 14) and offering a complete education Pre-K through 12th Grade. Our students receive a bilingual and bicultural education that combines the best of what France and America have to offer within a rich international environment.

    Students follow the French national curriculum (in French) taught by French teachers especially selected for their experience and interest in international education, and they receive 6-8 hours of instruction (in English) in language arts and history by American Section teachers. American Section teachers are native English speakers from the United States or Canada, and hold North American university degrees. American culture is imparted at all grade levels in our American curriculum, in seasonal celebrations and social activities, and through extra-curricular activities such as theater, Model United Nations, student council and yearbook.

    Admission to the American Section and the Lycée International is selective, but our ambition is to support and to nurture the potential in our students, providing them with the tools, skills, and knowledge they need to meet the challenges of the 21st century. At the end of their studies all our students take the French Baccalaureate with International Option (OIB), an entry qualification recognized and esteemed by top universities worldwide, and at any point in their school career our students integrate competitive schools and programs wherever they go.

    We hope you will consider joining us and adding to this rich experiment in international education.