**NEW this year – to apply for Camille Sée International Section, you must apply online via the Plateforme Numérique Affectation.
If you are applying for the section internationale brittanique or the section italienne, you must select “cursus spécifique”.
For further detail on how to apply (in French), go here.
If you are ready to apply, go here. Applications are being accepted now, through April 2, 2021.
** Our virtual Open House took place on the 6th of March. If you were not able to join, the video of the student presentations will be made available shortly. Visit this page for more information.
Further information on applying to the British section
All students must pass an entrance test to demonstrate their level of English. The test consists of a written test (comprehension questions on an excerpt from a book or a poem plus a short essay) and a five-10 minute oral test (discussion about a text and general conversation with teachers.)
While the dates are not set yet, they typically happen in early May, with the written and oral parts usually happening on the same day.
If a candidate is applying from abroad and unable to sit the tests at the school on these dates, other arrangements can be made with his/her own school. Please contact us if this is the case.
Applicants take an entrance exam at the international section of their choice. The allocation of places at the five international sections in Paris – Camille Sée (15ème), Montaigne (5ème – currently collège only), Balzac (17ème), Maurice Ravel (20ème), and Voltaire (11ème – starting 6ème students in 2021/2022 school year) – is decided centrally by the Rectorat.
Results for the collège will be posted 15 June.
Results for the lycée will be posted 30 June.
Students from Paris
In addition to submitting an application form to Camille Sée, students must also request a ‘derogation’ – a form given to the Rectorat via their current primary school, explaining why they are requesting a place at this specific collège.
Students from abroad
In addition to submitting an application form to Camille Sée, there are some additional procedures if moving from a school abroad.
For information about enrolling in a general college or lycée in Paris click on the parent/élève tab on the horizontal navigation bar http://www.ac-paris.fr . To apply to the International Section click on the link found on this page to create an online application to the Académie de Paris.
Parents must also contact the CASNAV (the to schedule a test to assess maths (in French or native language) and French skills. In 2016, the French test examined comprehension and included writing a paragraph about yourself. CASNAV tests are held every Tuesday and Friday morning at 8:00 a.m. Click here for more information: https://www.ac-paris.fr/portail/jcms/p1_1014931/accueil-inscription-et-scolarisation-des-eleves-allophones-nouvellement-arrives-de-l-etranger?cid=p1_147919
Applicants should make an appointment with the Rectorat as soon as possible in order to submit the CASNAV test results and other paperwork. As soon as they have a test date, they should schedule the Rectorat appointment for the following day, as spaces fill quickly. Parents should ensure that they specifically request Camille Sée Section Internationale. The Rectorat may take several weeks to reach a decision.