Paris as a Classroom


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We believe our students...

  • should discover what you learn from doing.

Our students benefit from seamless access to the city for field trips and experiential learning opportunities. Whether it is seeing the Hockney exhibit at Pompidou, climbing to the top of the Iron Lady or descending into the sewers, Paris is our classroom. On average, over 70 local field trips take place each year, where students leave the traditional classroom to learn by doing.










Grade 7 Science Walking Tour

Students walked in our neighbourhood to investigate the interaction of metals and acids within our environment.









Grade 1 Sightseeing Tour

Students identified possible landmarks using a variety of resources, voted which ones to go to, and finally planned a route by interpreting maps and navigating routes.









Doha Debates - Paris Peace Forum

High School students were invited to attend this event, where they asked questions, engaged with expert speakers and acted as ambassadors for the school.









Kindergarten at Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac

This linked to the their unit on "How We Express Ourselves", where they observed features of drama such as facial expressions, movement and voice. 

Grade 10 at the Louvre

The French Cultures and Societies class observed a series of paintings that reflected the upheavals of French society in the 19th century.

Spanish Class at the Arènes de Lutèce

Grades 8 and 9 used this ancient setting to learn about the Roman Empire.

PHE class with Handisport

Grade 7 got to try out some Paralympic games, to support their inquiry into what makes sport inclusive.

Grade 11 at Banksy Exhibition

English students made links with literary texts studied in class, including The Handmaid’s Tale and Antigone.









Grade 12 at Boltanski Exhibition

Visual art students reflected at this Centre Pompidou exhibition, to support their Process Portfolios.









Grade 10 at Francis Bacon Exhibition

Art students visited the Centre Pompidou to learn about the context of Bacon’s work linked to their unit on ‘metamorphosis’.









Grade 6 at the Musée de l'Homme

The French class went to the exhibition 'I eat, therefore I am', to better understand the impact that food has on us, exploring the cultural, biological and ecological aspects.









Grade 10 at Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac

English students were given the task to review the museum as part of their unit ‘Everyone is a critic’.

Grade 4 at Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac

This trip linked with the Who We Are unit of inquiry and had cross curriculum connections with both Art and Music.

EAL at Montmartre

Secondary School students studying English as an Additional Language (EAL) started the year with a walking tour of Montmartre, practicing their listening skills and subject-specific vocabulary.

Primary School at a Local Care Home

Students at the Primary School do bi-weekly visits at a local care home, where they play games and engage with the residents.

Grade 10 in Latin Quarter

English class students walked in the footsteps of famous expatriate Parisian writers, including Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Joyce, and Stein.