École Jeannine Manuel Paris

Co-Education (3-18)
Day School
+33 1 44 37 00 80
70 Rue du Théâtre, 75015 Paris, France

Year of Foundation 1954
Enrollment Phase / Grades Pre-K through 12th grade
Boarding Day School
Number of students 2400
Nationalities 80
Teacher Student Ratio 25 : 1
Accreditations French Ministry of Education, UNESCO, International Baccalaureate Organization, Council of International Schools, New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Headmaster Elisabeth Zéboulon
Yearly Tuition Fee (Min) 7100 EUR
Yearly Tuition Fee (Max) 24,795 EUR


École Jeannine Manuel is a French, bilingual and international K-12 school founded in 1954 with the mission to promote international understanding through the bilingual education of a multicultural community of students. The school believes in pedagogical innovation and the constant exploration of best practices, in the context of an ever-changing global environment.

An associated UNESCO school, École Jeannine Manuel Paris welcomes over 2400 students from Pre-K to twelfth grade, representing almost eighty nationalities and every major cultural and religious tradition.

Students follow an enriched bilingual curriculum and, in eleventh grade, choose between the French track leading to the international option of the French baccalaureate (American section) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB). Academic standards are high: our students achieve excellent marks in both examinations and École Jeannine Manuel is consistently ranked among the top schools in France.

Each year, the school welcomes more than 100 new non-French speaking pupils. These students, key to the cultural diversity of the school, are enrolled in an adaptation program where they receive intensive and immersive French tuition tailored to their individual level.

The school’s teaching approach is based on constant self-evaluation and innovation with regards to its own methods and objectives. Innovation in the classroom is inspired by the latest research in the fields of education and cognitive science and by the creativity of its teaching staff. Students are encouraged to be active learners and to develop a heightened self-awareness of their progress.

The school has developed several in-house programs in collaboration with leading researchers, including an integrated science program designed with Nobel Prize-winning physicist Georges Charpak, and a Chinese language-learning tool developed with the Sesame Street team.

École Jeannine Manuel was the first school in France to establish a wellbeing program for its students. The school’s current wellbeing program for 4th to 7th graders is based on the work of Ilona Boniwell, a leading figure in the field of positive psychology. 8th-graders are enrolled in the Spark Resilience program, which aims to equip students with psychological and emotional tools they can use in difficult or stressful situations. For high-school students, the school offers mindfulness workshops that focus on reducing stress and increasing students’ emotional self-awareness.

The school is accredited by the French Ministry of Education, the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Tuition fees Primary 2021-2022
Tuition fees Secondary
Tuition fees International Baccalaureate



Students follow an enriched bilingual curriculum and, in eleventh grade, choose between the French track leading to the international option of the French baccalaureate (American section) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB).

Languages of instruction

French and English

Foreign languages

French, Chinese, Spanish, German, Italian


French Baccalaureate with International Option (OIB), International Baccalaureate (IB)

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The school offers many extracurricular activities for both primary and secondary school students.. Afterschool Clubs for primary school students are proposed Monday through Friday after class. These include arts, music, sport, and cultural activities such as musical comedy, choir, creative writing, theater (in English and in French), hip-hop, jazz, tap dancing, chess, robotics, crafts, sewing, cooking, Kung Fu. At the secondary level, many extracurricular activities are organized by the school’s Sports & Cultural Association. These include coding, theater, yoga, photography, hip-hop, jazz dance, robotics, as well as sports (basketball, football, rock climbing, etc.). The range of activities is adjusted every year based on student choices and suggestions. In addition to these, the school has a vibrant Chess Club and a successful Debate Club that prepares teams for the Harvard Model United Nations or Harvard Model Congress Europe tournaments. Student committees such as our Student Council and our Eco-School clubs encourage students to take an active part in school life.
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