International Schools in Bordeaux and the Bordeaux area

IS33 BORDEAUX-CAUDERAN and IS33 GRADIGNAN International School 33, from kindergarten to high school, are the only two schools in Nouvelle-Aquitaine to offer International Baccalaureate programs


International School 33 (IS 33)’s mission is to encourage students to become active, compassionate, tolerant, open-minded and life long-learners who are proud of their own values and beliefs and ready to contribute to a better world.As an international school, we welcome new students throughout the year, depending on their academic records and available places.

⸻ International School 33

Presentation of the school

French, English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian and German in immersion from kindergarten. All language classes are taught in their native language.


Adheres to the standards of both the French National Education system and the International Baccalaureate to ensure an educational program that integrates differentiation to promote academic and personal success.

2 campuses

Two campuses: one in Bordeaux-Caudéran, one in Gradignan, both welcoming students from kindergarten till the end of high school. IB programs or A-levels are offered.

90% re-enrolment rate!

From kindergarten to secondary school, we are more than 225 students and growing. Class sizes are small, ensuring an individualised, high-quality education and a 90% re-enrolment rate.


More than 15 nationalities are represented within our welcoming environment. The school is open to all cultures and nationalities and suitable for families who are relocating to or transitioning through France.

Higher Education

Research shows that IB students are more likely to succeed in higher education. IS 33 has a dedicated teaching team that prepares our students for world class educational institutions.

Our goal

To encourage and support students in becoming independent, life-long learners who have a passion for learning. To provide and ensure a safe environment where students can express themselves and explore their interests. We promote self agency and respect for others.

Our commitment

To offer a stimulating learning environment; to ensure a quality education; to promote advocacy and strong relationships within the school and the wider community; to promote respect between all members of the school community; to allow students to grow and achieve their aspirations.

Our pedagogy

IS33 is one of 5000 accredited IB schools that is qualified to teach the International Baccalaureate® (IB) curriculum. It is the only International School in the region that is licensed to deliver this internationally renowned programme which is recognised world-wide for its academic rigour as well as for its emphasis on students’ personal development.

⸻  Our vision

Testimonials from parents of students