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Forest International School Paris

Private and Bilingual International School in West Paris, France


About The School

  • Founded in 2004
  • Up to 12 children per class 
  • 20+ nationalities
  • Nursery, Primary and Middle School (2 to 15 year olds)
  • Bus transport facilitating your family life
  • Safe environment and equipped campus: bright classrooms, sports field, play field, heated indoor swimming pool, library, kitchen for baking activities and of course the forest of Marly-Le-Roi where outdoor classes and events take place
  • Regular school days on Wednesdays

Forest International School Paris is a private, bilingual and English speaking school in Paris west, at a few minutes from Saint-Germain-En-Laye with a very welcoming community of expatriate and French families.

We provide child-led and project based education inspired by Montessori schools and Waldorf-Steiner schools in an exciting, multicultural environment with children joining us from around the globe. 

We follow a mix of the English National Curriculum and an international curriculum designed according to the latest neuroscientific research. We accept students from Early Years (2 years old) to Middle School (up to 15 years old).


Our Mission and Values

  1. We believe in the school we created and its values - Where every student is valued, with unique physical, emotional, social and intellectual needs. Learning occurs in a safe environment, without coercion, shame or humiliation. There are many ways of assessing student learning. 
  2. We believe in the way that we teach - Learning is an enjoyable and personal process. Students learn best when they are actively engaged in their learning. Subject mastery can occur when students learn at their individual pace and according to their ability level.
  3. We believe that self-confidence is an essential component to learning - Self-esteem develops when students are validated for who they are as a person. A student's self-confidence leads to academic success.
  4. We believe in the dedication of our teachers - The rapport established between teachers and students is essential to leaning. Teachers are models and guides in the learning process. 

Why Choose Forest International School Paris

  1. Teaching: A high standard of teaching, combining the English National Curriculum as well as both the International Primary Curriculum and International Middle Years Curriculum.
  2. Small class sizes with individual attention to give everybody a chance to learn. This allows the use of different teaching strategies to account for children’s different ability and maturity levels as well as their individual preferences.

  3. Highly qualified Special Educational Needs support: Active and hands on learning that children find challenging and enjoyable.

  4. Bilingual / French and ESL language programmes, plus specialist teachers for swimming and sports such as capoeira, soccer, and team building activities in the forest. 

  5. International School: Our teachers, staff and pupils come from around the world. Children have the possibility to master the English language as well as develop their mother tongue at Forest International School Paris. We celebrate cultural diversity in daily life as well as through numerous special events.

  6. Our Environment: The forest plays a very important part in the children's learning but our building is also as exciting; pre-school and primary classes have Smart Boards and computers; our library offers the children a good selection of books; and the covered and heated swimming pool is open during the autumn and summer terms. We maintain a large garden with separate play areas and a sports pitch.

  7. Amazing service: Wednesdays are regular full-time school days and we provide a mini-bus for student transportation.

  8. Corporate Agreements: We hold agreements with large companies, contact us to check if your company is listed or if you would like to list yours.

What Parents Say

(All reviews are found on our Facebook Page and Google Maps Reviews)

Forest International School Paris activity event

"We're expats & wanted English language with an excellent French program, plus an environment where our son could learn how to learn... we found it here at FISP"

Student project at Forest International School Paris

"We've had our now 6 and 8 year olds at FISP for 3 years, and we can't say enough about the school. The teachers are amazing, and the school location next to the forest ..."

Student project birch class - Forest International School Paris

"Outstanding environment and teachers supporting each child development pace and encouraging learning through creativity. Mindful parent association as a big plus"

We believe each student has the right to learn about themselves and be recognised for who they are, the different facets of their character, their strengths and natural abilities, but also the areas in which they still need to grow. We ask the children to take responsibility for themselves as learners while we help them gain the necessary skills for life-long learning.

Our Inspiration

Sir Ken Robinson and Howard Gardner among others

We recognise individual talents in each and every one of us, which means that we all have a chance to bloom and be successful. The theory of Multiple Intelligences has been developed around this idea, and Howard Gardner is the reference in this field. The link to his website will give you more information on the man and his work: https://howardgardner.com/


In the video below, Sir Ken Robinson explains why we need to move forward in the world of education.