For ages 6-10 – CP, CE1, CE2, CM1 & CM2
Equivalent to Years 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 (UK) OR 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade (US)
An integrated “section internationale” entails 6 hours of English tuition, including English Literature, English Language, Geography & Science. There is an age-appropriate entrance test to get into the Primary Integrated Programme and students must be strong academically, in both French and English. Their level of language of that of a native speaker in English and French.
All classes have their 6 hours incorporated into their French Primary timetable and all their lessons take place at Pasteur Primary School. They have NO lessons on a Wednesday.
The students attend Pasteur Primary School, La Celle-Saint-Cloud for the French national curriculum on a full-time basis, but come together for two 3-hour periods, typically either 2 afternoons or 1 morning + 1 afternoon. These English classes are taught by an experienced English mother-tongue teacher.
Families living outside the catchment area for Pasteur Primary School but within the town of La Celle-Saint Cloud can apply for the Primary Integrated Programme WITHOUT needing a dispensation (“dérogation”). However, places are dependant on the number of children in Pasteur Primary School and are not guaranteed.
If you live outside La Celle-Saint-Cloud, and your child is admissible for the Primary Integrated Programme, you will require a dispensation. These are requested by Section Internationale during the commissions with the National Education Board; as they are limited, they are awarded on merit.