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.
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.
Getting your head around the large choice of bilingual kindergartens in Paris can be quite difficult. The Garden Academy clearly stands out from the crowd due to its unique program and personalized learning methods. Today, The Garden Academy boasts 3 schools in Paris and their preschool and kindergarten classes are completely unique in their approach which offers:
🎓A European curriculum with an American approach to education in order to combine and benefit from the best of both systems.
📚 The incorporation of several active pedagogies (Montessori, Freinet, STEM, Reggio)
🇺🇸 A teaching team made up of native-English speakers to provide a fully immersive English setting.
The Garden Academy’s preschool and kindergarten classes award an important place to music and the arts in general such as singing, theatre and equally to practical activities such as cooking and gardening much to the delight of our French speaking, English speaking and international families.
THE GARDEN ACADEMY
At The Garden Academy, we offer our own curriculum, delivered completely in English in preschool, and in two languages (English and French) in kindergarten. We welcome children aged 2-5 years old in our school program and up to 10 years old in our extra-curricular program that takes place after school, on Wednesdays, on Saturdays, and equally during our English vacation camps.
Our programs are known for guiding children according to their own rhythm. Our teaching team is made up of Native English-speaking teachers trained in active pedagogies (notably Montessori) and they provide an international environment for your children. At the heart of this international environment, your child will blossom, discover the world, and prepare for elementary school (and as such middle school and high school).
On Wednesdays from 8:30 – 18:30, on Saturday mornings from 9:30 – 12:00, and after school until 18:30, our schools offer workshops in English on a range of different subjects and themes.
Our schools stay open during half of the school vacation periods. All the snacks we provide for your children are organic and we pay special attention when sourcing the materials and supplies used in our workshops.
Website : 📎 https://www.thegarden.fr/en/
17, rue Théodore Deck – Paris 15e arrondissement
7, rue Valentin Hauy – Paris 7e arrondissement
44, rue du Fer à Moulin – Paris 5e arrondissement
🎓Teaching methodologies: Montessori, Reggio, Freinet, STEM, a 100% immersive English environment.
Teaching team: Native English-Speaking Teachers
Classes: From 2 years old – 5 years old in Preschool and Kindergarten
School timetable: 4-day week from 8:30 – 16:30 and Afterschool until 18:30, Wednesdays 8:30 – 18:30 (half-days also available), Saturdays 9:30 – 12:00. Open during half of the school holidays with an option to join our afterschool extracurricular program.
💰Fees: 12,500 euros per year, plus a 300-euro inscription fee.
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/
📍Addresses : 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
💰 Fees: 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/
📍Address: 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.
💰 Fees: 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/
📍Addresses: 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
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
💰 Fees: 12.350 euros/year and 500 euros registration fees
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/
📍Address: 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.
💰 Fees: 8.750 euros/year + 2.000 euros/year for organic lunches and managers, and 700 euros registration fee.
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/
📍Address: 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
💰 Fees: 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 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/
📍Addresses: 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
💰 Fees: 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/
📍Addresses: 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.
💰Fees: 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/
📍Address: 11, rue du Clos Feuquière – Paris 15e arrondissement
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
💰Fees: 980 euros/month over 10 months and 400 euros for the registration fee.
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/
📍Addresses: 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
💰Fees: 1.500 euros/month and 300 euros registration fee