The European Schools were created to provide children whose parents work for European Union institutions with an education in their mother tongue.
Families who do not belong to European institutions can still apply to the school.
Applications will be processed according to the family’s category and the number of available spots.
Children who are admitted to the school in the middle of their studies are placed in the year group that corresponds to the same level of studies in the country from which they come.
In general, they are enrolled in the language section of their dominant language.
If necessary, they will take an assessment test in order to determine their level and/or dominant language.
Applications are accepted all year long if classes are not full (except for the last two years of secondary, S6 and S7).
Students who attended the school for the 2020/2021 school year are automatically enrolled for the coming year (no re-enrolment is necessary).
At the start of the school year in September 2021, only A categories will be able to apply for all levels.
For the other categories, only applications for the following levels will be considered:
– M1 EN (year of birth 2017)
– M1 FR (year of birth 2017)
– M2 EN (year of birth 2016)
– P3 FR (year of birth 2013)
– P4 FR (year of birth 2012)
– P5 FR (year of birth 2011)
– P5 EN (year of birth 2011)
– S4 EN (year of birth 2007)
– S5 EN (year of birth 2006)
For enrolment in S6, only pupils already enrolled in a European School will be able to apply.
Depending on their situation, children will be put into category A, B1, B2, B3, B4 or B5. Admissions rules vary depending on the category. Underneath is a summary of the different cases. In terms of admission, children in category A are given priority, then children in categories B1 to B5 in numerical order. For children whose brothers and sisters already attend our school, their situation is taken into consideration.
||Children of European Community staff
as outlined in Article 1 of the Convention Defining the Statue of the European Schools
(pupils in category 1 in Type 1 European Schools)
||Children of staff of other European institutions (for example, the Council of Europe)
and of staff of international institutions and organisations
Children of staff of the European School of Paris-La Défense
||Children of diplomatic and consular staff
of European Union member states, non-member states and other countries
||Children whose families temporarily live in or around Courbevoie
and who will most likely attend a school outside of the French educational system later on
In this category, priority is given to children whose parent(s) is/are working
abroad in research institutes, higher education or business.
||Children whose mother tongue or dominant language is a European language other than French
||Children whose families have European mobility projects
Children whose parents wish for them to be educated in line with the spirit of the European Schools
In categories B3, B4 and B5, priority will be given to children for whom no other suitable schooling (international or bilingual sections) can be found because of their mother tongue; in the same categories, priority will be given to children living in or around Courbevoie (because the school does not have boarding facilities).
Applying to and attending the school are free of charge. Books and school supplies must be purchased by families, though.