Access to the most prestigious universities

Quality education and student development

More and more families are choosing the IB for their children in France, knowing the advantage the exam provides for their future. Students who take the IB diploma at the end of high school are accepted into all areas of French higher education: medicine, law, business schools such as Essec, ESCP or HEC, Sciences Po, as well as preparatory classes, the bachelor’s degree at Polytechnique, etc.

The transition to English speaking universities is also very easy for IB graduates, and their diploma is highly recognized in countries such as the United States, Canada, England, as well as in other European countries such as Spain, Italy, Holland, etc.

IB graduates are highly valued by university professors around the world because they are not only academically advanced, but also self-reliant, mature, confident, and outgoing.

Many American universities recognize IB graduates as having a that allows them to go directly into the second year of their graduate studies.

Teachers are chosen based on their qualifications, experience, and motivation for the values and teaching methods of the International Baccalaureate (IB).

Students are welcomed according to the number of places available, after study of their files, and interviews with parents and possibly the children. They integrate the pace of work without difficulty.

As the only school candidate IB school in the Bordeaux region, IS 33 offers quality education with a focus on well-being, self-fulfillment, and self-confidence. Students develop their potential and are well prepared for oral expression in public. They acquire a very good level in languages in order to be able to move towards studies which require diplomas in languages. Students are prepared for the international baccalaureate. They can also decide to take the French baccalaureate.

At the end of 10th grade, students take the MYP exam which provides an international recognition of expertise, hard work and personal achievement.

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP) is highly respected by the world’s leading higher education institutions. It is fully recognized as an entry qualification to all British universities, even the most prestigious, as well as those in Spain, the United States, and elsewhere in the world. For students, success in the IB often results in a higher standing, course credits, scholarships, and other admissions-related benefits at many universities. (source:

English as a first language

Self-confidence and open-mindedness

The international program at IS 33 is designed to help international students prepare for British and international exams. Upon completing high school, these students have the opportunity to pass the International Baccalaureate diploma, which is recognized by universities around the world and allows them to secure a place at the institution of their choice.

The goal of our pedagogy is to work with committed, responsible and active students who will want to change the world in order to make it a better place. Students will learn to develop their critical thinking in order to determine their own strategies while working with enthusiasm.

International School 33 Bordeaux encourages 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.


Develop self-confidence and openness

Quality education and student well-being

Students can decide to organize and participate into humanitarian or communitarian projects on a local or international scale.

It is essential to develop altruistic values ​​that allow students to understand the world in which they live so that they can work to improve it.

The students are welcomed according to the number of places available, after a study of the academic results and interviews with parents and possibly child. They integrate the rhythm of work without difficulties.

At IS 33, we prioritize the overall well-being and development of our students, fostering a sense of self-confidence and helping them reach their full potential. Our educational programs focus on language proficiency, and our students become proficient speakers and are well-prepared for public speaking. We also place a strong emphasis on language learning, as this can open doors to further academic and professional opportunities that require language proficiency.

IS33 and the International Baccalaureate

IS33 offers students the opportunity to follow National Education programs, as well as those of the international baccalaureate (called the Middle Years Program MYP). The MYP is therefore offered within IS 33 to students in grades 6 to 11, with the aim of developing the skills necessary for them to become effective learners in an international context.

The MYP aims to develop students who are:

  • Active learners
  • Internationally minded
  • Able to empathize with others
  • Have the intellect and skills to pursue lives of purpose and meaning.


offers students opportunities to:

  • develop their potential
  • explore their own learning preferences
  • take appropriate risks
  • reflect on, and develop, a strong sense of personal identity.

As students seek to build themselves in terms of their identity and self-esteem, the MYP can motivate them and help them succeed in school and beyond.

At the end of this 5th year of the MYP, and therefore the 11th grade, students have the opportunity, if they wish, to take the 1st examination of the International Baccalaureate.

Students who have integrated the MYP after the first year will still be able to take this exam. This assessment allows students, if successful, to receive an official certificate recognized throughout the world. Students who have completed the 5 years of PEI are thus perfectly prepared to take the international baccalaureate diploma at the end of the high school. (source:

End of MYP exam


Through eAssessment, students will enjoy a richer experience during their final years of MYP study, as teachers will have access to a greater range of contemporary stimulus material and media content for questioning and discussion.

The examination process with eAssessment is positive and highly engaging thanks to its effective use of technology and focus on deeper levels of understanding. Similarly, ePortfolios provide a stimulating and structured unit of study, therefore delivering an appropriate and organic culmination of a student’s time in the MYP.

With eAssessment, students have the opportunity to:

  • explore their interest and passions in the personal project so they can start building their academic profile (CV) as they move ahead in school.
  • build contemporary skills valued by higher education and work.

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