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Bordeaux International School

Bordeaux International School

252 Rue Judaïque, 33000 Bordeaux, France

+33 5 57870211



Bordeaux International School
School type Co-educational Day
Founded 1987
Principals Mrs Bergey & Mme Bidalun
Date Appointed September 2021
Co-ed Age Range 3-19 years
Number of pupils 195
Day fees per annum €7,480 - €15,800 per annum
Curriculum A Levels, UK, IGCSE, Natl
Language of Instruction English, French, Spanish
Average Class Size 12-15
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:16 (Primary) 1:15 (Middle School) 1:10 (Upper School)
Associations ECIS, CIS, ELSA, CIE, DofE, Ministère de l'Education Nationale FNEP, les SCOP

Situated in the heart of the city, BIS has 35 years experience in helping students achieve their full potential combining a bilingual education and an international learning environment. Our students are encouraged to become confident, lifelong learners, and to make a positive influence in the world.

Our school has grown and evolved over the years whilst retaining a maximum class size of 16, ensuring an opportunity to flourish in a multicultural setting of over 25 different nationalities.

BIS has been an accredited member of the Council of International Schools (CIS) since 2001, a mark of quality assurance for all. Early Learning and Primary, under contract with the French Education Nationale, enables students to follow a fully bilingual programme. Our Middle School follows both the Education Nationale and the Cambridge International Lower Secondary programme. In Upper Secondary, we offer internationally recognised Cambridge IGCSE and A Levels.

Our mission to encourage proactive, responsible global citizens means that we pay particular attention to support in academic study. Our dynamic, experienced, multi-national teaching team provides active and differentiated learning where students work in a stimulating environment, challenging themselves to develop their full potential. Qualifications are internationally recognised and all leavers in 2022 entered a university of their choice in countries including France, UK, USA and Canada.

We also value our school community and its qualities of understanding, tolerance and respect for others. Activities such as international theme weeks, school shows, book fairs, the International award and clubs including Chinese, chess, robotics and music band are organised to promote inclusiveness, diversity and creativity. Regular cultural visits and additional sports activities take place at local sites. Boarding with a French host family can provide support and an invaluable cultural experience.

Our students are encouraged to engage in a sustainable lifestyle, to develop an understanding of world issues and feel inspired to become global citizens.