Our top 10 bilingual preschools in Paris

If you are looking for a bilingual school in Paris, we may have something for you: a list (yes, another one!). But it only lists schools that teach at least half of their courses in English and clearly states that they give priority to language acquisition.

Our selection was based on several criteria: Time allocated to English learning, methods and teaching staff, and location. 

Our top 10 bilingual preschools in Paris are organized alphabetically according to our criteria.

The availability of bilingual preschools in Paris is quite good. However, these establishments are also very much in demand, so don’t hesitate to start early and do your research in advance to avoid wasting time. This list of bilingual preschools in Paris may help you in your search.

123 MON ECOLE

The three establishments of 123 Mon école reserved for teaching children from 2 to 6 years old practice the Montessori pedagogy and teach half of the time in English, the other half in French, because two teachers are in the class: one English-speaking and one French-speaking.

Established in 2012, 123 Mon école was accredited by MCI (Montessori Center International) in 2020. It promotes creativity and self-confidence by encouraging autonomy and manual work.

123 Mon école offers English language workshops on Wednesday afternoons and during school vacations.

website: https://123monecole.com/

Practical information

Adresses : 28, rue Frémicourt – Paris 15e arrondissement

35, avenue de Lowendal – Paris 15e arrondissement

7, rue Baillet – Paris 1er arrondissement

Method : Montessori

Teaching team: Two teachers per class, English and French

Class age: From 2 to 6 years old.

School life : 4 days weeks, from 8:45 to 16:00 + Afterschool until 17:00

Pricing: 9.750 euros/year and 1.236 euros/year for the meals, along with 350 euros for the registration fees

BILINGUAL SCHOOL CHARDIN

Chardin Bilingual School provides school-based learning in French and English. Children at Chardin are introduced to arts and sports, and the teaching staff emphasizes math and vocabulary development. The school welcomes children as young as 20 months old in the very early section and offers education based on the Montessori pedagogy, but only for this class.

The school follows the school vacation schedule of Zone C with afterschool workshops, as well as workshops on Wednesday afternoons and during school vacations.

website : https://www.ecole-chardin.com/

practical information

Emplacement : 7, rue Chardin – Paris 16e arrondissement

Method: Between classical and innovative pedagogy

Teaching team: Teachers trained at the Chardin School

Class size: 15 to 18 children per class

School life: 4.5 days weeks, from 8h30 to 16h15 and Wednesdays until 11h30. Half-day is available for children age 3.

Pricing: 13.500 euros/year and 1.260 euros/year for organic meals.

THE BILINGUAL MONTESSORI OF SCHOOL

It is the oldest bilingual Montessori school in France. The curriculum includes four main subjects: practical life, sensory development, language and mathematics. Workshops are also organized around art and sports. The children have access to the gym and the Quai d’Orsay garden. In addition, music with the “Music and the Brain” program remains at the heart of the children’s education at The Bilingual Montessori of School.

Extracurricular activities are provided by Pari-Grandir (evenings, Wednesdays and vacations for 3-6 year olds), the first bilingual edutainment center in France. Your children are welcomed in the school premises from 4pm to 7pm, on Wednesdays from 8am to 7pm and during the vacations from 8.15am to 7pm. All details and fees are available upon request.

website: https://www.montessori-paris.com/

practical information

Adresses: 65, quai d’Orsay – Paris 7e arrondissement

23, avenue Georges V – Paris 8e arrondissement

53, rue Erlanger – Paris 16e arrondissement

24, rue de Babylone – Paris 7e arrondissement

Method: Montessori

Teaching team: Two teachers per class, English, and French, trained by AMI Montessori.

Class age: From 2 to 6 years old.

School life: 4 days weeks from 8h45 to 16h

Pricing: 12.350 euros/year and 500 euros registration fees

LA CANOPEE

La Canopée is a bilingual school with small classes and an interactive and differentiated pedagogy. Students at La Canopée learn to work in groups, without rivalry, and with individual involvement in order to prepare them for elementary school. The teaching team uses the most appropriate method for each situation, whether traditional or progressive. Workshops or half-days are devoted to art and sports with the intervention of specialized teachers. Every two months, the children go on a cultural outing that has been integrated into the teaching project.

In order to facilitate the integration of new non-bilingual students, the school offers them the opportunity to participate in complimentary classes on Wednesday afternoons.

website: http://www.ecolelacanopee.fr/

practical information

Adress:  21, passage Dubail – Paris 10e arrondissement

Method: Interactive and differentiated pedagogy

Teaching team: Learning periods are equally spread between the two languages: English and French.

Class size: 16 students per multi-level class from 3 to 6 years old. A class of very small children from 2 years old.

School life: 4.5 days weeks. 9h to 15h15 for the little and middle section, 4:30 pm for the big section.

Pricing: 8.750 euros/year + 2.000 euros/year for organic lunches and managers, and 700 euros registration fee.

DOUCES MATERNELLES

There are nine schools in Paris founded by Douces Maternelles. The teaching offered is halfway between the Scandinavian kindergartens and the classical preschool. The Douces Maternelles schools are private, secular, and bilingual and they provide an active pedagogy. The children go out in the park every day, except when the weather does not permit it. The Douces Maternelles schools are open for half of the school vacations and the children are welcomed in the morning from 8:30 am to 9:10 am for the youngest.

The fees include, in addition to the schooling time, meals and diapers if necessary, the time of care after 4:30 pm. There are different packages for full-time, three-quarter time, and half time morning or afternoon care.

website : https://www.doucesmaternelles.com/fr/

practical information

Adresses: 48, rue Meslay – Paris 3e arrondissement

21, rue du Petit Musc – Paris 4e arrondissement

9, rue Crillon – Paris 4e arrondissement

52, rue Broca – Paris 5e arrondissement

28, rue du Fer à Moulin – Paris 5e arrondissement

60, rue Notre Dame des Champs – Paris 6e arrondissement

84, boulevard Saint Michel – Paris 6e arrondissement

42, rue Bréguet – Paris 11e arrondissement

41, rue Bréguet – Paris 11e arrondissement

Method: Influence of active pedagogy such as Montessori and Reggio Emilia.

Teaching team: 1 referent adult, English and French educators and school teachers

Class size: 8 to 12 students per class. 

School life: 4,5 days weeks between 8h30 and 9h10 until 18h30

pricing: 1.500 euros/month and 300 euros registration fee

ÉCOLE GALILÉE

Galileo School is a private, secular, English-language school that offers a special education for gifted children. The team, trained in this kind of education, offers an education adapted to the particular form of intelligence of precocious children and to their way of thinking that is more intuitive than deductive.

An important place is devoted to physical and sports activities as well as artistic and cultural activities. Individualized bilingual teaching is based on interaction.

The school offers extracurricular activities until 6:00 p.m. and the lunch break is held in the Parc Sainte Périne. The school is open on Wednesday mornings for small bilingual workshops led by certified teachers: music, theater and choir in English. For children in the early childhood section, half-day registration is possible.

website: https://www.ecolegalilee.fr/

practical information

Adress: 71, rue Chardon Lagache – Paris 16e arrondissement

Method: National Education Program

Teaching team: Bilingual teachers who teach 50% in French and 50% in English.

Class size: 3 classes of 20 children maximum

School life: 4 days weeks from 9h to 16h30

Pricing: 8.059 euros/Year and lunch on a per-day basis (9,30 euros or 4,90 euros), along with 399 euros registration fee.

THE GARDEN ACADEMY

At The Garden Academy, we offer our own programs, all of which are taught in English only, with a strong emphasis on the arts, especially music.

Our programs are designed to be self-paced. Our staff of native English-speaking teachers is trained in active pedagogy (Montessori, for example) and offers your children an international setting in which they can grow, open up to the world and prepare for elementary school (and later middle and high school).

On Wednesdays from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm and after school until 6:30 pm, our schools offer workshops in English and on different themes.

The schools remain open during half of the school vacations. All meals and snacks offered to your children are organic and we pay particular attention to the educational material chosen for our workshops. 

Website: https://www.thegarden.fr/

practical information

Adresses: 17, rue Théodore Deck – Paris 15e arrondissement

7, rue Valentin Hauy – Paris 7e arrondissement

44, rue du Fer à Moulin – Paris 5e arrondissement

Methods: Montessori, Reggio, Freinet, STEM, fully immersive environment

Teaching team: All teachers are native English speakers.

Class size: From 2 to 6 years old for the preschool and kindergarten programs.

School life: 4 days weeks from 8h30 to 16h30 and after-school until 18h30

Pricing: 11.900 euros/year and 150 euros registration fee.

LIVING SCHOOL

The Living School places life skills and eco-citizenship at the heart of its pedagogy. Thus, it participates in the Global Week for a Better World and in the Kids for COP21 actions.

At Living School, the focus is on getting away from abstraction and giving meaning: to understand more than to know, whatever the age of the child. In kindergarten, the teachers use Montessori materials, favor active teaching and encourage manual work. Recesses are held in the Buttes Chaumont park.

The school follows the national education calendar and opens its doors on Wednesdays and during school vacations.

website: https://www.livingschool.fr/fr/

practical information

Adresses: 6, rue Georges Auric – Paris 19e arrondissement

6, allée Darius Milhaud – Paris 19e arrondissement

Method: National Education Standards in the United States

Teaching team: Two teachers per class, English and French speaking

Class: 1 class 3 levels in each school

School life: 4 days weeks from 8h30/9h to 16h30 and child care until 17h30

Pricing: 7.670 euros/year and 112,50 euros/week for organic lunches, as well as registration fee

LE PETIT COURS DU ROCHER

Founded in 1953, Le Petit Cours du Rocher is a bilingual and secular preschool. It welcomes children as early as 2 years old, in the very early section. Each class is constantly supervised by two teachers: a qualified and experienced native French-speaking teacher and an experienced English-speaking teacher. In addition, outside speakers regularly come to offer specific workshops to the children.

The school day ends at 4:30 p.m., with no childcare available for the younger children. There are no classes on Wednesday mornings for the younger sections.

website: https://www.lepetitcoursdurocher.com/

practical information

Adresses: 53, rue du Rocher – Paris 8e arrondissement

230, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré – Paris 8e arrondissement

Method: National program with child empowerment and English language training

Teaching team: Two teachers per class, English and French

Class size: 20 students per class maximum

School life: 4.5 days week, from 8h30 to 16h30 and wednesdays from 9h to 11h30.

Pricing: 7.640 euros/Year and 1.743 euros for the cafeteria as well as 500 euros for the registration fee.

LES PETITS CRAYONS BILINGUAL SCHOOL

Les Petits Crayons school places bilingualism at the heart of its program. The teaching team is composed of teachers, early childhood specialists and animators.

Les Petits Crayons Bilingual School welcomes children as young as 2 years old in an early childhood class in order to provide them with a transitional year before beginning compulsory schooling at age 3.

The students regularly go outside the school for their physical activity in the Clos Feuquières square. Classes end at 4:00 pm, but the school offers a daycare service with workshops and free games until 6:30 pm, as well as bilingual workshops every Wednesday from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm.

website: https://www.lespetitscrayons.fr/

practical information

Adress: 11, rue du Clos Feuquière – Paris 15e arrondissement

Method: Montessori

Teaching team: Teachers, early childhood specialists and animators, French and English. 1 adult for 7 to 10 children.

Class size: 1 group of 3 to 5-year-olds and a class of very young children

School life: 4 days week from 8h to 16h

Pricing: 980 euros/month over 10 months and 400 euros for the registration fee.