What Type of Education Is Offered at ISP?

As the only three programme IB World School in France, the International School of Paris offers an academically challenging, socially engaged and culturally rich education.


Our Vision...

Educating for Complexity

Our Mission...

As the leading International Baccalaureate World School in France, we prepare our students to engage with and succeed in a complex world. 

Our Guiding Statements...

These seven Guiding Statements further articulate our Vision and Mission. They provide a set of commitments that make explicit why and how we educate for complexity.



Our High Quality Learning Definition...

High quality learning is a social and experiential practice. It sparks students’ curiosity and stimulates their natural creativity. It inspires them to strive for excellence, and to take ownership of their own inquiry and research. It shapes the learner and the learning community, nurturing growth and new understandings.


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“In our highly interconnected and rapidly changing world, IB programmes aim to develop international-mindedness in a global context. The terms “international” and “global” describe that world from different points of view—one from the perspective of its constituent parts (nation states and their relationships with each other) and one from the perspective of the planet as a whole. Sharp distinctions between the “local”, “national” and “global” are blurring in the face of emerging institutions and technologies that transcend modern nation states. New challenges that are not defined by traditional boundaries call for students to develop the agility and imagination they need for living productively in a complex world.”


-International Baccalaureate

What Is the History of ISP?

The International School of Paris (ISP) has over 50 years of accumulated experience in international education and is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS), the International Baccalaureate (IB) and New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).




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Where Is ISP?

As a city center school located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris with three state-of-the-art campuses, ISP enjoys a unique location in the heart of one of the greatest cities in the world.


Primary School

Nursery to Grade 5 students

96 bis, rue du Ranelagh

Paris 75016

M9 Ranelagh

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Middle School

Grade 6 to 9 students

45, rue Cortambert

Paris 75016

M9 Rue de la Pompe

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High School

Grade 10 to 12 students

6, rue Beethoven

Paris 75016

M9 Trocadéro, M6 Passy

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What Is the Future of ISP?

In October 2016 the school launched a renewed Vision, Mission and Guiding Statements and Strategic Plan that will see it remain authentic, relevant, challenging and of its time.



What Are the ISP Guiding Statements?

More about ISP's History of Academic Excellence!