A few years ago my wife and I spent a few days travelling in France.
And we imagined what it would be like to live and work there.
Now we have kids we’d need to consider more than just ourselves.
When it comes to education, an International school in Paris might be the answer.
One possibility would be the American School of Paris (ASP).
What Does An International School In Paris Have To Offer?
The ASP was founded in 1946 and was the first international school established in Europe.
Set over 10.5 acres, it serves both the international and French communities and lies just 6 miles from the Eiffel Tower.
Students can study for the American High School Diploma, Advanced Placement (AP) or the International Baccalaureate (IB).
And with over 50 nationalities represented, it’s a diverse and inclusive coeducational community.
Over the past 13 years, they’ve gained a 100% pass rate in the IB and 98% of their students are accepted to at least one of their top three college choices.
IB Schools In France
There are only a handful of ib schools in france.
At the ASP students have the option of choosing the IB Diploma or individual subject certificates.
The two-year IB program prepares them for admission to the most competitive North American and international universities.
Students who take the diploma:
- take a course in the Theory of Knowledge;
- write a 4000-word extended essay, and;
- complete a CAS (Creativity, Action, Service) program.
The CAS program stresses experiential learning outside the classroom.
The American School Of Paris
If you ever make the move to Paris, you’ll want to find a learning environment that your kids can thrive in.
The ASP teaches students between the ages of 3 to 18.
Up to age 10, students don’t need to know how to speak English.
The school provides an extensive support programme to get them up to speed.
Their aim is to guide students to acquire skills and the self esteem necessary for personal success.
The ASP has a spacious campus offering:
- high speed wireless connections;
- a world-class Performing Arts Center;
- two full-size gymnasiums, a training center and a large outdoor sports fields;
- two well-stocked libraries;
- a media lab, and;
- two modern cafeterias with a French chef and organic choices.
Keen to find out more about the American School of Paris?
There’s more information online on their website.
Disclosure: This post was produced in association with the American School of Paris.