All parents in the international section share a common objective: enhance their children’s lives through sharing the language and culture of one or more sections available in the school.
Whilst the school provides a framework with formal teaching, family participation is key to bringing alive the benefits of this multi-cultural environment.
Lycée Honoré de Balzac
The largest state school campus in Paris, Lycée Honoré-de-Balzac offers, in addition to the normal French curriculum, international sections open to students who speak fluently and write in one of the following languages: Spanish, German, English, Arabic, Portuguese and Italian. Within this dynamic, culturally enriching international environment, these students pass the French general baccalaureate, with an international option (BaccalauréatFrançais International - BFI, previously known as the OIB). Please read the FAQs before applying to the English section.
Visiting the campus
Tours of the school and the grounds are organised once a year at the school open day. Covid permitting, Balzac will hold its first in person Open day in 2 years on Saturday 4th Februrary 2023 (date to be confirmed by Balzac administration). Members of the English section Parent Association (APESA) will be on hand to give out information as well as answer your questions. The open day concludes with the English sections teachers holding an information meeting about the section/entry tests/level required.
Applying for a place in the English section
Please read the FAQs before applying for the International English section at Balzac. Details about the rectorat online application site can be found in the last FAQ.
The campus is easily accessible by public transport (station Porte de Clichy) and is close to the Paris ring road. Click here for more information.