Montessori International Bordeaux, now known as International School 33 (IS 33).International School 33 (IS 33)’s mission is to encourage students to become active, compassionate, tolerant, open-minded and long life-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

School’s presentation

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


Working within the French National Education and the International Baccalaureate (IB) programs for teachings that promote differentiation and academic and personal success.

The building

Spacious classrooms, a private courtyard of 1900m2 with slides and sports equipment, a space dedicated to kindergarten, vegetable gardens, a science laboratory, ICT suite and designated parking spaces…

More than 180 students

More than 180 students from kindergarten to high school in small classes sizes for an individualized high quality education.


More than 15 nationalities represented within the school. A welcoming environment, open to all cultures and suitable for traveling families.

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 to become indepenpent life long learners and develop a passion for learning. To ensure a safe enviornment where they can express themselves and explore their interests. We promote self agency and respect to others.

Our commitment

To offer stimulating work environments, to ensure a quality education, to promote advocacy and strong relationships within the school and surrounding community, to respect students, and to allow them to grow and achieve their aspirations.

Our pedagogy

IS33 is an International Baccalaureate school and one of the 5,000 schools so far to have been chosen to teach International Baccalaureate® (IB) programmes, with their unique academic rigour and their emphasis on students’ personal development. (

⸻  Our vision

Testimonials from parents of students