Upper School

All Upper School students, tenth–twelfth graders (SecondeTerminale), follow the French Ministry of Education Upper School curriculum, and have an additional five hours per week of English literature and three hours per week of history and geography taught by American Section teachers.

Starting in eleventh 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 Theater, 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 tenth grade (Seconde) adventure-bonding weekend, an overnight trip to explore WWII history in Normandy for eleventh graders (Premières), a two-week community service and global awareness exchange trip to India, a three-day London theater trip, and a hiking trip along the Camino de Santiago in Spain.

American Section College Counseling is available to assist all Section students with their applications to higher-education institutions in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, elsewhere in Europe, and beyond.

 

Upper School Academics

Our Upper School program is designed to prepare students for top Anglophone universities and the year-end Option Internationale du Baccalauréat (OIB). After graduating from the Lycée International and the American Section, our students attend a wide range of major universities around the world.