International Boarding School in Paris

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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 8990 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 young Mexican graduate has given us his experience and his impressions about his school year at Notre-Dame International High School:

    Why did you choose Notre-Dame International High School to obtain your diploma?
    Honestly it was my mother but I never thought it will be like this so good nice people all very well teachers with good capacity in all the things!
    How would you describe this school?
    Only good things. nice people nice stuff nice teachers.
    What did this school bring you over another one more classical one?
    The ability to interact with another nationality, learn about them.
    Will you continue your studies after your diploma? What will you study and where?
    Sure I have to. I will go to university in Mexico for the moment I’m not sure.

    What are your plans for the future? How you project yourself in the future?
    First than all I have to finish my university then get a good job.
    Do you advise this school to other young students?
    Yes I did to my family and friends.
    Have you had difficulties to adapt to the US curriculum and teaching style?
    First it was because when I came I didn’t know any English but now is fine.

    What’s your favourite subject?
    I think between environmental and us history.
    Do you think you are able to use your French knowledge for your career?
    Probably but learn French is one of my future plans.
    Have you been able to travel within France and Europe?

    How did you use your leisure time after school?
    with my friends, doing homework, playing soccer.
    What did you plan for your summer holiday?
    Definitely go home there will see.
    Was it hard to leave your parents to study in France?
    In the very beginning it was but when yourself get adapted all is fine. 

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