A big thank you to those who participated in the recent donation drive! We received several hundred euros worth of diapers, infant formula, and diaper wipes. The benefits went directly to mothers at a local refugee center.
The Lycée International, established just outside Paris over a half-century ago by Dwight D. Eisenhower, offers a unique approach to bilingual and bicultural education for children ages 4 to 18.
Students learn from native English-speaking faculty in the American Section. They also follow a full French curriculum within the Lycée International de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, a public institution ranked among France’s top-10 schools. With 99–100% success on the prestigious OIB diploma (baccalauréat avec option internationale), our graduates go on to the world’s finest universities. Students with limited French can join Français Spécial for one year of language immersion.
The Lycée unites students from 14 international sections. The result is a true multilingual, multicultural experience, with friendships that span the globe and last a lifetime.
What do you get when you combine a published poet with a bunch of eager Quatrièmes? You get magic, that's what! It was another memorable moment in our Middle School classrooms when Quatrièmes got to meet Sarina Romero, a Master of Fine Arts graduate from New York University.
The health restrictions brought on by the pandemic have compelled us to appreciate in-person exchanges more than ever. Nowhere was this more in evidence than this past Wednesday when our 58 Terminale students were fêted with the Section's traditional 100 Days Celebration.
The 2020-21 edition of Compass magazine was published this week. The theme of the magazine is A Year Like No Other.
Last week, our Sixièmes got to participate in some essential learning for the future when they met for a special lesson on the importance of "'team building," how to achieve it, and why its creation is important.
Terminale student Maïa Lundy appeared on France 24 earlier this week, in a debate about Disinformation in the Digital Age. She very capably represented the American Section and the Lycée International. You may watch a video of the interview here.
"How do you get a detention?" "Are there vegetarian meals in the cafeteria?" "Do the older students bother 6èmes?" "How do you know where your classes are?" These are just a few of the questions that 5th graders "asked the experts" at Wednesday evening's "What's It Like in Sixième?" event.
Thank you to scores of American Section students and their families who took part in the 2021 edition of the Lycée-wide read-a-thon! American Section students raised well over 11,600€!
Last week all sixty of our Troisièmes deleted all social media apps from their phones and discovered what it was like to live "off-line." Here you will find a fascinating five minute video of what they discovered during this experiment.
Aligning, once again with the projet d’école at the Lycée, our theme for Project Week this year was Portraits. Each level chose an artist or artistic idea to study and eventually create a masterpiece of their own.
From historical figures such as George Washington Carver, Frederick Douglass, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, and Jessie Owens, to contemporaries including Amanda Gorman and LeBron James, our Lower School students have spent the past month researching, reading, and writing about generations of influential African-Americans.
In the spirit of Martin Luther King’s life work, the Human Rights Team decided to hold its first annual “Mix It Up” at lunch. The idea of “mixing it up” is that the students go sit with someone new and find something they have in common or simply get to know each other better.
COVID restrictions might keep us from gathering for special events in person but it can’t keep us from getting together online.Moving the event online this year allowed us to include Kindergarteners, 1st graders, and 2nd graders as well as 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders.
America's debt to its immigrant ancestors received major recognition this past week with the Cinquièmes' presentations of the annual Immigration Project. Students were able to learn from and appreciate different aspects of this vital part of American history through hands-on peer learning and sharing.
In honor of the inauguation of the 46th president of the United States of American, we hosted special "coffee breaks" for the French teachers on our three campuses.
As part of our celebration of Black History Month, teachers are having important discussions with their students about the state of things 58 years after MLK's "I Have A Dream" speech.
In their study of different types of nonfiction texts, fourth graders studied news reports and the parts of a newspaper. Using notes from their classmates, they wrote brief news stories telling what their classmates did during the December vacation.
The Schnapper community came together and collected an amazing 395 kilos of needed food and hygiene products to serve our local community - a community, like many others, going through some difficult times.
American Section students made 183 beautiful cards to brighten the holidays for the elderly residents of local nursing homes.
Our Lycée Sixième students recently presented group Shakespeare projects in literature class.
“The American Section taught me the importance of having the right people around you. To this day, classmates from the Lycée are among my closest friends. American Section faculty were rock stars - they did everything to ensure that we had the best environment to grow. And I’ll be forever grateful for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to immerse myself in other languages and cultures.”
“The American Section provided the best preparation possible for college in the US. Not only was it an excellent academic foundation, thanks to our English and History classes, but it also allowed me access to American culture through various extracurricular clubs and the community. The French system also supplied me with the rigor necessary to succeed at a challenging place like Yale.”
- Faculty & Parent
“It's a pleasure to teach tomorrow's leaders at the American Section. Our student body, composed of nationalities from all over the world, continue to impress me with their keen minds and curious spirits. I love guiding my students on the path to excellence, and take pride in helping them grasp the complexities of modern history. Students here are among the best minds out there today, making my job at the Section that much more engaging and enlightening.”
“I chose the American Section of the Lycée International for my children because I wanted them to grow and learn in an environment similar to that of my own childhood in the United States, with the added bonus of learning with students from the other international sections of the school. In addition to learning an American curriculum, my children share American culture and traditions with their classmates. I’ve also become an active volunteer, which allows me to interact more with the faculty and staff as well as the other Section families. This community has become our children's American family in France.”
“Some of my closest friends, almost 25 years on, are people I met at the Lycée. Despite being separated over long distances we remain in close touch and try to see each other when we can. Having this core group of friends has been a great constant over a period of a lifetime that involves continuous change. Through college, starting out in the professional world, and eventually starting my own family, it has been wonderful to continue to grow up with some of the same people and see how all these different phases link together.”
“As an American Section student, I can take advantage of a wide variety of extra-curricular activities, as well as a wonderful and engaging academic life. In both the classroom and the podium during MUN, or working as a photographer during a yearbook photoshoot, the American Section gives us the ability to grow and learn skills, and helps us find who we are and who we’ll become after we leave.”
“I love the American Section. We don't just study grammar, spelling, sciences... but we also have time for art and library, amazing class projects and a lot of fun activities such as theater, community service, robotics, and Irish dancing. In the American Section I feel just like in my old school in the United States, but here my friends are from around the world.”
“What I really love most about the American Section is the atmosphere: it is always cool and calm and you are always welcomed. It really makes you want to learn. Our teachers help us and joke with us, and they always find a way to make the lesson interesting. What I also like about the American Section is that they organize and truly put hard work into the dances and trips.”