Treating children with respect and teaching them to value difference in others creates adults who will make a difference
Expecting the best from students and holding students, teachers and administrators to high standards allows each child to reach their full potential.
The mental processes that take place when switching from one language to another support learning in general.
International education allows children to discover other languages, cultures, and values.
A school is a community that comes together to meet the needs of the children it educates. Each part of the community (students, teachers, parents, administrators, personnel) actively contributes to this goal. At its core is the teacher-student relationship in which teachers have high expectations for students for whom they want the best. This high-expectation, benevolent relationship is the model for all relationships in the community.
Strasbourg, European capital and one of the homes of the European Parliament needs a dedicated international school. International School Strasbourg will be able to educate children from 3 – 18 in an environment that will ground them in French culture and encourage them to be internationally-minded.
We offer bilingual education and support children learning either French and/or English as well as bilingual children. In addition to French and English language and literature, students will study all curriculum areas (social sciences, sciences, maths, physical education, the arts) in either French or English. The combination of language learning and immersion in a class taught in the language children are learning allows children to progress quickly. International School Strasbourg prepares children for the rigors of an international high school and will offer students the possibility to complete an American High School or IB diploma depending on their profile and needs.
Starting in September 2023 with one kindergarten, one elementary, one middle school and one 10th grade class, we plan to open 11th grade in 2024 and 12th grade in 2025. We anticipate that there will be a full kindergarten program in 2026, full middle school in 2027 and full primary school in 2028.
The school’s legal status “Société à Mission” will offer both the security of a private enterprise and the reassurance that the company works towards a specific mission – in our case international education. A governing board, advisory board and non-profit association ensure that the school’s mission is fulfilled.
We provide high-quality international education. We understand the local French context. We conserve the high quality content that the French system offers in a school that is organized and operates in a way that is different from French schools and compatible with students from different cultures.
National education systems train citizens of one nation. International education strives to create citizens of the world. We provide localized international education that both grounds children in the richness of French culture and prepares them for life in a multi-cultural world.