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Ecole Jeannine Manuel - Lille

Ecole Jeannine Manuel - Lille

418 bis rue Albert Bailly, Marcq-en-Baroeul, 59700, France

+33 3 20 65 90 50



Ecole Jeannine Manuel - Lille
School type Co-educational Day & Boarding
Founded 1992
Head of School Constance Devaux
Co-ed Age Range 3-18 years
Number of pupils 980
Day fees per annum €7,206 - €8,069 per annum
Boarding fees per annum €17,955 - €27,285 per annum
IB Classes €25,475 per annum
Curriculum FrBacc, IBDP, Natl
Language of Instruction French, English
Average Class Size 25 (15 in IBDP)
Associations IB, ELSA

École Jeannine Manuel Lille is a non-profit coeducational school founded in 1992 and welcomes students from nursery to 12th grade. As the sister campus of École Jeannine Manuel Paris, the school has the same educational project and mission: promoting international understanding through bilingual education. An associated UNESCO school, École Jeannine Manuel Lille is the only non-denominational independent school in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, with over 900 pupils representing 40 nationalities and every major cultural tradition. The school's academic excellence matches it diversity: École Jeannine Manuel Lille is regularly ranked among the best French high schools (ranked first for five consecutive years). 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).

Ecole Jeannine Manuel Lille's campus extends over 8.5 acres. It includes a boarding house, a restaurant, and state-of-the-art sports facilities including a 1600 m2 gym with its own climbing wall, a 300m racing track, and two outdoor playing fields. The boarding house currently welcomes 120 pupils from 6th to 12th grade.

Each year, École Jeannine Manuel Lille welcomes non-French speaking students. These students integrate the school through the adaptation program, which provides intensive instruction in French, support in English as needed, help in understanding and adjusting to French culture, and differentiated coursework and assessment during their adaptation period. The lower and middle school follow the French national curriculum with several exceptions: in lower school, half of the day is taught in English, and in middle school, experimental sciences, history and geography are taught in English. The curriculum is enriched at all levels, not only with a more advanced English language and literature curriculum, but also, for example, with Chinese language instruction (compulsory in grades 3-4-5), an integrated science program in lower school, and independent research projects in middle school.

In upper school, tenth graders follow the French national curriculum, which is taught 50% in French and 50% in English. In 11th grade, pupils choose between the French track (Baccalauréat Français International, BFI) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). Approximately 25% of our pupils opt for the IBDP.


Although admission is competitive, the school makes every effort to reserve space for international applicants, including children of families who expect to remain in France for a limited period of time and wish to combine a cultural immersion in French education with the ability to re-enter their own school systems and excel.