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Introduction

One of top boarding schools in France!
Notre-Dame International High School is a private American boarding school managed by the Dean of Notre-Dame “Les Oiseaux”, a French private school located in Verneuil-sur-Seine, in the Yvelines, close to Paris (France).

Our international school provides bilingual, college preparatory academics to students in grades 9 through 12 and is made up of international students from all over the world. The school introduces an exciting opportunity for non-French speakers to learn the French language and culture while attending an American curriculum held in English.

Notre-Dame International High School is a boarding school in Paris, but also offers French homestays for further French cultural immersion.


As part of the Nacel International School System, Notre-Dame International High School Paris introduces an exciting opportunity for students to live and learn in France. This bilingual school is located on the campus of Notre-Dame Les Oiseaux, a prestigious French high school with a long history of excellence in the very competitive French private school system. NDIHS is privileged to be part of Notre-Dame Les Oiseaux, providing enhanced academic, cutlural enrichment, and extra-curricular opportunities to our students. Notre-Dame International High School is one of the few international boarding schools in France.

Notre-Dame International High School’s (NDIHS) curriculum is based on a tried-and-true American curriculum which has been developed at St Paul Preparatory School (SPP), a USA high school accredited through North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA-CASI), and the model school of the Nacel International School System.

NDIHS allows international students to learn the French language and culture while attending American courses administered in English. The US curriculum covers the following subject areas: Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, Language Arts, Foreign Language; the French curriculum (Arts, Music and Physical Education) is taught by French teachers from our French sister school, Notre-Dame Les Oiseaux. The program is completed by a program called Academic Advisement. After successful studies on the program, students will graduate with a US high school diploma, while being conversant in 2 cultures – the French and the American one!

The educational aim of Notre-Dame Les Oiseaux, our international High School in Paris' host school, is "Grow Up Together". The goal is to prepare students to become autonomous and responsible adults. This school offers individualized student support and establishes true relations between community members. It even offers special classes for children with advanced abilities as well as for students with lower abilities. Notre-Dame Les Oiseaux aims at offering a place for living in community, a place of freedom, proposal and involvement.

Notre-Dame Les Oiseaux currently offers 6 sections: a Kindergarten (5 classes), a Lower School (21 classes), a Middle School (32 classes), a General and Technical Upper School (26 classes), postsecondary school's technical degrees (Business and International Business, Banking, Chemistry) as well as a continuing education training center for adults. The school will now welcome our international High School in Paris, Notre-Dame International High School, a school offering a bilingual curriculum combining American and French approaches.

  

School size and facilties

Discover Notre-Dame International High School's facilities! Enjoy tradition and modernity!

Today, the campus boots a large community of approximately 3000 pupils (including French students attending the French curriculum and international students attending the American school) and offers wonderful facilities. There are roughly 230 staff members including teachers, administration and maintenance staff who oversee the students and the school's facilities and gardens (on a total of 13 hectares of land).

The facilities offered by Notre-Dame Les Oiseaux include:
- Classrooms

- Outdoor fields
- Computer rooms
- An amphitheatre and an audiovisual room with high quality LCD projector, DVD player etc.
- Modernized school libraries for Middle and Upper school classes
- Theater and Music room
- Language learning laboratory with related facilities and tools
- Two indoor gyms for basketball, handball, fitness and tennis activities
- A brand new self-service cafeteria with a kitchen on location, and a so called OPEN CAFÉ
- Outdoor tennis field

Accreditations

Notre-Dame International High School’s (NDIHS) curriculum is based on a tried-and-true American curriculum which has been developed at St Paul Preparatory School (SPP), a USA high school accredited through North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA-CASI), and the model school of the Nacel International School System.

Number of students

  Girls Boys Total
Boarding School: 30 12 42
Day School: 9 7 16

Director Details

  • Name of Director: Céline Gibassier
  • Tel: 00 33 9 70 40 79 22
  • Website: www.ndihs.com
  • Rolling or fixed admission ? Rolling
  • Application fee: Included in fee
  • International application fee: Included in fee

Year Of Foundation

2010

Some History

Notre-Dame International High School in Paris, France (NDIHS) was established in 2010 and is part of the Nacel International School System (NISS) community of schools. Nacel has school locations in the United States, China, South Korea, the Philippines, Vietnam, Poland, and France.
NDIHS is privileged to be part of Notre-Dame Les Oiseaux, providing enhanced academic, cutlural enrichment, and extra-curricular opportunities to our students. Notre-Dame International High School is one of the few international boarding schools in France.

About the school

  • Long description:

    Notre-Dame International High School is located at Notre-Dame Les Oiseaux, a prestigious French High School with a long history of excellence in the very competitive private high school system. We are privileged to be part of this storied history and look forward to helping our students take advantage of the best of the two cultures, the French and the American one.

    The US High School curriculum is taught by American teachers (ESL, Math, English, Social Studies and Science); Arts, Music and Physical Education are taught by French teachers; the special French curriculum is provided by the French sister school Notre-Dame Les Oiseaux. After successful studies in this school, students will be able to receive a US High School Diploma, while being conversant in two cultures.

    Dorm facilities:

    Boarding quarter accommodation is offered full time (from Monday to Sunday, including short breaks, bank holidays, Christmas, Winter and Easter holidays) so 7 days a week, or part-time. Note that we also part-time boarding for local students, from Monday morning to Friday afternoon. Accommodation is offered with full board.

    The campus has Internet available in the library, classrooms, computer rooms, and labs. There is Internet available in all the dorms.

    The boarders can freely use the 13 ha wooded campus. The building of the boarding school in Paris offers 78 single rooms, with shared bathrooms.

  • Dorm facilities:

    We offer international students to enrol in our boarding school in Paris. Boarding quarter accommodation is offered full time (from Monday to Sunday, including short breaks, bank holidays, Christmas, Winter and Easter holidays) so 7 days a week, or part-time. Note that we also part-time boarding for local students, from Monday morning to Friday afternoon. Accommodation in boarding school with full board.

    The campus has Internet available in the library, classrooms, computer rooms, and labs. There is Internet available in all the dorms, however all students are expected to have their lights and computers off by 10:30PM.

  • Dress code: Casual

Social life & attractions

Students will be encouraged to travel with the school staff or with Nacel throughout France and surrounding countries, such as: Italy, Germany, Belgium, Spain, and Great-Britain. Our goal is to ensure that our students are well-travelled and knowledgeable about European cultures.

Notre-Dame Les Oiseaux offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities for all students.

Why Should You Choose this School?

Notre-Dame International High School welcomes students from Grade 9 to 12.

The primary educational goal of NISS Schools is to prepare students for professional success in the global community. We believe that students must be culturally literate and competent problem-solvers. Our High School curriculum emphasizes the development of critical thinking skills and intercultural learning within a college preparatory academic framework. We also recognize the benefits of non-formal learning that students gain from their daily interactions.

The school values individualized learning. Our teacher to student ratio ranges from 1:6 to 1:20. Small classes create an environment for personal interaction between students and teachers, and provides the opportunity for students to explore topics of personal interest. Teachers are able to focus on the individual instructional needs of their students, particularly on needs to develop their English abilities.

Our graduates sucessfully entered the below institutions:
Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajará, Tabasco (Mexico)
Faculty of Philosophy, Novi Sad (Serbia)
Canisius College
SUNY Fredonia
Penn State University - Abington/University Park
Arizona State University
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
American University of Beirut
Fordham University
Eugene Lang
Marymount Manhattan College
Long Island University (Brooklyn Campus)
University of Sheffield's Law School
LSBF (London School of Business and Finance)
Regent American College London (member of the Webster University network)
Hult University of Business
Ekonomski fakultet – Zagreb (Croatia)


Educational Plus:

-          Graduation opportunities after completion of the US High School curriculum

-          Individualized learning through small sized classes

-          Strong Science, Mathematics, English, Arts and Foreign Language course offerings

-          Support and supervision of the Nacel International School System’s network and opportunities to experience several campuses

-          Long tradition of excellent education and community spirit of the French partner school

-          Bi-cultural and Bi-lingual school staff

-          French language support classes and opportunity to study French from Beginner level

-          Development of critical thinking skills and intercultural learning

-          Real international student body (so far 23 citizenships represented at school)

 

Location Plus:

-          Proximity to Paris city center (35 minutes by train) and opportunities to discover Paris and France sightseeing’s as well as the French and the European culture

-          Safe residential area and exclusive surroundings

-          Beautiful green and wooded campus

-          Efficient and comfortable mix of historical buildings and modern facilities

-          Excellent science and computer labs, up to date science instruments

-          Supervised and modernized 7 day/week boarding quarters offering a complete program of activities and excursions

-          Placement in local French host families for students with the required French skills

-          Excellent catering facilities on campus

-          Various extracurricular clubs and activities

Academic life

  • What we offer ?
    American curriculum, Grade 9 to 12 + enrichment classes in French (French language and literature, sports, music, arts)

  • Number of teachers and their qualifications :
    Number of teachers and their qualifications 10; American and/or French teaching qualification.
  • Student/teacher ratio:
    5:1
  • Average class size:
    15
  • Number of AP courses offered:
    AP World History course offerings update yearly
  • Course languages offered:
    English , French

Sport and culture

  • Sport Facilities:

    There are roughly 230 staff members including teachers, administration and maintenance staff who oversee the students and the school's facilities and gardens (on a total of 13 hectares of land).

    Investments are made year after year on the campus to improve and modernize the facilities offered to students (lately the cafeteria has been improved).

    The facilities offered by Notre-Dame Les Oiseaux include:
     

    • Classrooms
    • Outdoor fields
    • Computer rooms
    • An amphitheatre and an audiovisual room with high quality LCD projector, DVD player etc.
    • Modernized school libraries for Middle and Upper school classes
    • Theater and Music room
    • Language learning laboratory with related facilities and tools
    • Two indoor gyms for basketball, handball, fitness and tennis activities
    • A brand new self-service cafeteria with a kitchen on location, and a so called OPEN CAFE
    • Outdoor tennis field
  • Sports what we offer:

  • Religions:
    Non-denominational

Summer Programs

Notre-Dame International High School offers and suggests new and returning students to attend an Intensive French Course in Paris before classes start. Students will improve their French knowledge while settling in Paris and adapting to their new life in France. They will meet with teenagers from all over the world who will start studying in France in September 2013.

Students will attend French classes on mornings and discover the main Parisian sightseeings on afternoons. Accommodation is organized in a residence located in Paris city center.

Start date: August 18th 2013
End date: August 31st 2013
Location: Nacel French Language School in Paris, 2 rue des 2 Avenues, 75013 Paris
Metro: Tolbiac or Place d'Italie

The school offers an intensive French course during the last 2 weeks of August, before school starts, to better prepare students with no or a limited French level. The course also includes excursions and sightseeing’s in Paris and surroundings.

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Notre Dame International High School: Paris, France | Best Boarding Schools
Notre Dame International High School: Paris, France | Best Boarding Schools
Notre Dame International High School: Paris, France | Best Boarding Schools
Notre Dame International High School: Paris, France | Best Boarding Schools
Notre Dame International High School: Paris, France | Best Boarding Schools
Notre Dame International High School: Paris, France | Best Boarding Schools
Notre Dame International High School: Paris, France | Best Boarding Schools
Notre Dame International High School: Paris, France | Best Boarding Schools
Notre Dame International High School: Paris, France | Best Boarding Schools
Notre Dame International High School: Paris, France | Best Boarding Schools
Notre Dame International High School: Paris, France | Best Boarding Schools
Notre Dame International High School: Paris, France | Best Boarding Schools

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Location Description

Notre-Dame International High School in Paris, France is located on the campus of Notre-Dame Les Oiseaux, in the residential town of Verneuil-sur-Seine, 38 kilometres from Paris city center, France. Verneuil-sur-Seine, located on the River Seine, is “a town on the countryside”, offering all the facilities of a residential town, the proximity of Paris, and a rich natural environment, with parks, gardens, forest, rivers and lakes.

From 1000 inhabitants in 1930, Verneuil has grown to 15,000 inhabitants today. This former village became a real town close to the city center of Paris. The town is “young”, with 57% of the inhabitants aged less than 39 years old; culture is a must, with a facility dedicated to dance (Espace Maurice Béjart) and regular cultural events. A swimming pool, a skate park, soccer fields, tennis fields and a Riding Camp, as well as trekking facilities are offered.

Address

Notre-Dame International High School 106, Grande-Rue F-78480 Verneuil-sur-Seine France , Paris, France, Postcode - F-78480
Email - info@best-boarding-schools.net

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