Main campus, Chateau at top-ranked bilingual school Lycée International Saint-Germain-en-Laye American Section Paris area

Authentic American education
within a top French public school,
from pre-K to 12 (MS-Terminale)

OIB degree graduates at top-ranked bilingual school Lycée International Saint-Germain-en-Laye American Section Paris area

Our graduates attend the world’s
top universities, with 100%
success on the coveted OIB diploma

main campus, facilities, top-ranked bilingual school Lycée International Saint-Germain-en-Laye American Section Paris area

Bilingual and bicultural: rigorous
native English instruction
alongside a full French curriculum

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14 international sections in
the French Lycée, creating
friendships to last a lifetime

extracurriculars sports at top-ranked bilingual school Lycée International Saint-Germain-en-Laye American Section Paris area

A full range of co-curriculars and
community service to build
the whole person

The American Section
of the Lycée International

Welcome To

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.

University Admissions

Brown University, College Destinations, Lycée International Saint-Germain-en-Laye American Section
Caltech, College Destinations, Lycée International Saint-Germain-en-Laye American Section
University of Cambridge, College Destinations, Lycée International Saint-Germain-en-Laye American Section
University of Chicago, College Destinations, Lycée International Saint-Germain-en-Laye American Section
Duke University, College Destinations, Lycée International Saint-Germain-en-Laye American Section
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, College Destinations, Lycée International Saint-Germain-en-Laye American Section
ESSEC Business School, College Destinations, Lycée International Saint-Germain-en-Laye American Section
Imperial College London, College Destinations, Lycée International Saint-Germain-en-Laye American Section
University of Leiden, College Destinations, Lycée International Saint-Germain-en-Laye American Section
London School of Economics, College Destinations, Lycée International Saint-Germain-en-Laye American Section
LLG Lycée Louis le Grand Paris, College Destinations, Lycée International Saint-Germain-en-Laye American Section
McGill University, College Destinations, Lycée International Saint-Germain-en-Laye American Section
University of Oxford, College Destinations, Lycée International Saint-Germain-en-Laye American Section
Lycée Sainte Geneviève, College Destinations, Lycée International Saint-Germain-en-Laye American Section
Sciences Po, College Destinations, Lycée International Saint-Germain-en-Laye American Section
Stanford University, College Destinations, Lycée International Saint-Germain-en-Laye American Section
University of Toronto, College Destinations, Lycée International Saint-Germain-en-Laye American Section
Trinity College Dublin, College Destinations, Lycée International Saint-Germain-en-Laye American Section
Wellesley College, College Destinations, Lycée International Saint-Germain-en-Laye American Section
Yale University, College Destinations, Lycée International Saint-Germain-en-Laye American Section

Voices of the American Section

  • Alumnus
Jon Boafo ’03

“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.”

  • Alumna
Grace Baghdadi ’18

“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
Graham Speier

“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.”

  • Parent
Kim Murphy

“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.”

  • Alumnus
Jonathan Whitney ’97

“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.”

  • Student
Thomas Perkins, 1ère

“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.”

  • Student
Jaade Husson, CM1

“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.”

  • Student
Elena Auroy, 5ème

“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.”

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