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What is the availability of international schools? What has been your general experience with them, if any?

ASP has been great. The lower school principal is amazing. - May 2022

There are a ton of schools to choose from, searching "international schools" will open you eyes. Many folks try to keep children in French system or go for a French Bac. This is is great, but be very clear what that may mean for the college hunt. For example, being considered an international student at full fees and needing to take the TOEFL. ICS /EIB Monceau and Victor Hugo are interesting options and very international. The EIB Monceau college and primary are French schools, with French administration, so if you don't speak French you need a co-parent to help you understand after school programs and grading. The American School is very popular, people are happy, and seem to get into university no problem. Marymount is also popular and has after school activities tied to the bus. For a working parent, think about buses/transport because that can consume your day. - Sep 2021

There are several that people seem to be happy with. - Feb 2015

- Jun 2013

Our girls attend Marymount International School and they love it. I like the fact that the school is small, the children wear uniforms (a great equalizer), and the location is very serene. Marymount offers a very nurturing environment and a strong arts program. My girls are always excited to go to school and that speaks volumes. - Sep 2010

No personal experiences, but there is a fair variety. Some people with younger kids put them in French public schools. - Apr 2009

I have no personal experience with the international schools, but the CLO's office at the Embassy can provide details. You do have to do a lot of research on your own about the schools and register far in advance to guarantee a spot at the school of your choice. Most Embassy employees send their kids to the American International school, Marymount, or the British school. - Jun 2008


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