International Boarding School in Paris

If you would like to study abroad in Europe, but in English, you can study in an American boarding school in Paris Greater Area.

Prepare your IB Diploma Program in France with your international classmates and learn more French while spending your weekends with a French host family. 

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  • study abroad Verneuil-sur-Seine (near Paris) France
  • age from 15 to 18 years old
  • Language French
  • dates September to June
  • length Semester, Academic Year
  • price from 9490 EUR

Be a boarding exchange student in an international school

Your International Exchange Program in Paris with Nacel International
Notre-Dame International High School in Paris (NDIHS) is located at Notre-Dame Les Oiseaux, a prestigious French High School with a long history of excellence. Our Notre-Dame International High School (NDIHS) is a private boarding American school (from grades 9 to 12) introducing an exciting opportunity for exchange students in France to learn the French language and culture while attending an American curriculum held in English. The US High School curriculum and the IB Diploma programme are taught by American teachers (History, English, Mathematics, Science, Arts, and Physical Education); the special French curriculum is provided by the French sister school Notre-Dame Les Oiseaux.

Notre-Dame International High School in France is located in the residential town of Verneuil-sur-Seine, 38 kilometres from Paris city center. Verneuil-sur-Seine, located on the River Seine, is “a town on the countryside”, offering all facilities of a residential town, the proximity of Paris, but also a rich natural environment, with parks, gardens, forest, rivers and lakes. The school is 35 minutes from Paris by public transportation. Transports have been developed between Paris city center and Verneuil, and the school itself is located 500 metres away from the train station where the students can take a train to the Paris city center (Gare St Lazare); the journey lasts about 35 minutes only with a regional train.

Study Abroad in an American school in France

Notre-Dame International High School’s (NDIHS) curriculum is based on tried-and-true American curriculum which has been developed at St Paul Preparatory School, in the USA. NDIHS offers exchange students an American-styled high school education in English, leading to an American High School Diploma or the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. In addition to the American curriculum, the school offers an extensive French language and culture program. Courses, both American and French, are administered by qualified American and French teachers.

The school is a 7-day boarding school but also offers homestay accommodation.

Graduation is possible after completion of the American High School credits or success at final exams of the IB.


Option 1
Host family accommodation, 7 days a week, with full board (including short breaks, bank holidays, Christmas, Winter & Easter holidays)

Option 2
Boarding quarter accommodation, 5 days a week, with full board (excluding Christmas, Winter and Easter holidays)
For weekends:

  • homestay 
  • boarding

    Option 3
    No accommodation.
    This option is only suitable for students already living with their parents in Paris city center or in the neighborhood of the school and who can commute easily each day to school with their parents or public transport.

  • Procedures

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    International Boarding School Program in Paris, France

     * Prices in Euros per participant.   

    ** Partial scholarships available for eligible students (between 500 and 1000 Euros). The final price may depend on the amount of scholarship awarded, if any.  

    Price includes

    • Administration fees
    • Host school placement and tuition fees
    • School lunches
    • Boarding and/or host family accommodation as per described above, with laundry for 7 day options
    • Textbooks (rental) and facility fees
    • Airport pick up and transfer on arrival and departure only
    • Support, assistance and 24 hour emergency phone number during the whole program
    • Medical, Liability and Emergency Repatriation Insurance.

    Price does not include

    • International airfare
    • Travel insurance (luggage lost, flight delay etc.)
    • Visa, passport and medical exam fees
    • Extracurricular activities organized by the school and others
    • School material, subject fees* (if necessary), field trips, TOEFL and SAT testing fees, school clubs, school account fee, and other miscellaneous school fees (around 500 EUR)
    • Mandatory IB Program fee (11th and 12th grade) - fee not confirmed, expect 4000 EUR
    • Local transportation card (355 EUR)
    • Weekend lunches for students choosing 7 day boarding accommodation
    • Personal expenses and pocket money 
    Apply at least 5 months before arrival.

    Exchange students must be interviewed in their home country before being accepted for an International Boarding School in Paris (preferably in English).
    A minimum of two years of English study and good academic results are required to study in Paris. French is not mandatory but a plus.  

    A school very committed to the education of its students. I recommend it 100%.


    I appreciate very much knowing that Sean has such wonderful support from both the admission team & academic faculty available should he need any assistance settling into his new home life & school life. It is quite an adjustment for any young child to make moving so far away from home & all that is familiar. Sean is an outgoing & curious child who makes friends very easily, so I am confident his transition will go smoothly

    Mrs. B (16)
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