École Jeannine Manuel welcomes non French-speaking students at all levels and helps them adapt to the demands of a bilingual curriculum. The school also welcomes beginners in English up to Year 7 (US 6th grade) and leads them to a high degree of oral and written proficiency in both languages.
Our admissions committee reviews each application with care and a view to achieve the cultural diversity that is in line with the school’s pedagogical project. We admit students who will benefit from an enriched, bilingual, bicultural curriculum and whose parents embrace the school’s mission of international understanding and are deeply invested in the education and well being of their children.
Admissions for September 2021 are open
Procedure & Information
Please find information on our procedures and the admissions process below.
To apply you must complete the online application.
For each applicant you will need to upload:
- Birth certificate
- School reports for the last two years and current year when available (except for Nursery, Reception and Year 1)
- Letter of recommendation about the family
- Co-signed authorisation if parents are divorced or separated
To submit the application, a non-refundable application fee of £200 is payable via Paypal or bank transfer.
For entry in Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3, we ask for a speech therapist evaluation to ensure that an oral and written dual-language curriculum is suitable for the child. This assessment can be provided by the speech therapist of your choice and should be completed in the child’s native language.
A list of speech therapists based in London is available upon request (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We recommend that the speech assessment is done in person, however, we also accept speech assessments which have been done online.
Families living in the UK
Parents are required to attend a school presentation, which is followed by a Q&A. Please register for an event here.
Once parents have attended a presentation and completed an application, an appointment will be arranged for the parents and child with a Head of School or senior staff member.
Families living in Paris or New York
Appointments for the parents and child can be arranged at École Jeannine Manuel Paris at any time during the academic year or in New York during one week in February.
Families living abroad
Appointments can be arranged via Skype for applicants starting from Year 3.
Offers will be made from the following dates:
|Nursery and Reception||From February|
|Year 1 to Year 8||From January|
|Year 9 to Year 13||From two weeks after the appointment|
Grade equivalency chart (FR/UK/USA)
Did you know?
Did you know,
That our aim as a Charity is to provide financial aid to 20% of our pupils.
And that at present, 8% of our pupils benefit from financial aid covering an average of two thirds of their school fees.
Jeannine Manuel’s premise was that “learning a foreign language is, by itself, important; it is also a means to better understand others, to be able to think like them—it provides access to the world.”