Frequently asked questions
Canada is ranked in the OECD’s top 5 countries for quality of education and in the OECD’s Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). Canadian students outperform those from major partners such as France, the UK and the USA.
The ECB-CBS provides students with a unique learning opportunity due to the breadth and depth of the education offered, which goes beyond academic success and into every area of a child’s extra-curricular activities and personal life.
The school offers challenging beyond the classroom activities and a wide set of opportunities for service learning and community outreach, while promoting global mindedness and bilingual language learning as an important and integral part of the educational program.
The ECB-CBS completed its accreditation process in the spring of 2016 with its annual onsite External Evaluation of the school by the BC Ministry of Education’s Global Education Program.
The completion of the External Evaluation guarantees international standards and external monitoring results. The BC Ministry of Education’s accreditation process includes an onsite inspection of the school assuring that all programme requirements are being met, such as the quality of instruction, student achievements and student records managements.
Students graduating from the ECB-CBS receive the British Columbia Certificate of Graduation, also known as the Dogwood Diploma.
All teaching faculty at the ECB-CBS will hold a valid Certificate of Qualification from the BC Teacher Regulation Branch, Ministry of Education.
The Ministry may provide an exemption to this requirement for locally certified teachers working under the supervision of the school administration.
Students attending the ECB-CBS are between the ages of 3 to 18, in preschool, and in grades Kindergarten through 12.
Our students include young people of varied backgrounds, interests and abilities from Canada, France, and other many countries from around the world.
The ECB-CBS will accept students throughout the academic school year.
However, to ease a student’s academic transition, we recommend that students begin at the start of a school term:
- Term 1 begins in September
- Term 2 begins in January
- Term 3 begins in April
We value our students and their families. Applicants who have siblings at the school will be given priority provided that they meet the admissions requirements.
We provide bus service to and from school in Paris, and in surrounding areas. All students using the bus service are supervised. For more information on bus routes and bus fees, please contact email@example.com.
We believe that the school uniform demonstrates a sense of pride and unity within our school community. For information on ordering school uniforms, please contact our uniform supplier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students are required to have valid medical insurance while studying at the school.
The ECB-CBS school calendar year begins mid-August until the end of June.
The school day begins at 8:25am and ends at 3:20pm, Monday to Friday. After-school activities begin at 3:30pm until 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.
We offer after-school activities 3-days per week, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, beginning at 3:30pm until 5:00pm.
We strongly encourage parents to be involved in and at the school. We value our students and their families, and we are committed to developing and nurturing a strong school community with each and every member of our families.
The ECB-CBS does not offer boarding facilities, however students needing homestay and custodianship will be required to use our recommended homestay placement agency.
The ECB-CBS delivers the BC Ministry of Education’s provincially prescribed curriculum for grades K through 12 in both English and French.
Fluency in English or French is not required for admissions.
For non-native speakers of English or French, the ECB-CBS provides additional language support for all students in grades K-9 with intensive ELL/FLL – English Language Learning & French Language Learning programs.
Students applying for grades 10, 11 or 12 must demonstrate a functional level of academic English or French to complete the provincial exam requirements of the BC curriculum.
Classes at the ECB-CBS are taught in both English and French.
Our class sizes will vary from 10-20 students depending on the course subject. Our maximum class size for core academic courses is a 15:1 student-teacher ratio.
The ECB-CBS will make every effort to accommodate a student’s special learning needs. However, our programs are designed for students who can function in the mainstream classroom without extra support.
Students who require one-on-one classroom support may be assigned a teacher’s assistant at an additional cost to the family.
The British Columbia Certificate of Graduation, the Dogwood Diploma, is awarded to students who successfully complete the Grades 10 to 12 provincial graduation requirements.
British Columbia has an extremely integrated, high quality academic transfer system. Our university-counseling department will assist and guide our students and their parents through the university admissions process.
No, there is no application deadline. The ECB-CBS accepts students throughout the academic school year.
Space is limited. We strongly suggest that new applications be submitted by early spring of the year prior to entry to avoid being placed on a wait list.
The ECB-CBS will accept payment via check or wire transfer. For payment information, please contact email@example.com.
Information regarding school tuition and fees is available on the Tuition & Fees section of our website.
We offer a limited number of scholarships and bursaries to qualifying students. For more information on scholarships and bursaries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Application for Admissions package can be submitted electronically or via postal service.
For electronic packages, please send all materials to email@example.com.
Please note that larger email files may need to be submitted in separate emails or scanned using a lower resolution.
Hard copy materials can be sent via post/express mail service to:
Canadian Bilingual School of Paris | École Canadienne Bilingue de Paris
4 rue du Commandant Schloesing, 75116 Paris, France
Applications are reviewed throughout the year upon receipt.
There is no required admission’s interview. However, we do want to meet our students and their families. Admissions interviews can be in person or via telephone or videoconferencing.
Upon acceptance, families must submit the final enrolment documents, including the 25% registration deposit to secure their child’s place at the school.
For information regarding the Student Enrolment Process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.