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A quality education opened to all

International School 33 is the only international school in the Bordeaux area to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) program in middle school. Students develop their potential and are prepared for public speaking.

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) emphasizes intellectual challenge.

It encourages students aged 11 to 16 to make practical connections between their studies and the real world, preparing them for success in further study and in life.

The MYP aims to develop active learners and internationally minded young people who can empathize with others and pursue lives of purpose and meaning.

The programme empowers students to inquire into a wide range of issues and ideas of significance locally, nationally and globally. The result is young people who are creative, critical and reflective thinkers.



Immersion language learning

English as a first language

French, English and Spanish or German are taught as part of the curriculum. Chinese is offered as an option.

Students who are fluent in English join the international section. They have, in addition to or instead of the courses given in French, and per week:

  • 4 hours of literature in English
  • 4 hours of mathematics in English
  • 3 hours of science in English
  • 3 hours of history and geography in English
  • 2 hours of physical education in French
  • 2 hours of visual arts in English
  • 1.5 hours of design in English
  • 4 hours of French language acquisition (optional)


It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

⸻ Albert Einstein

Respect for individuality

IB and French National programs

Students work at their own pace while following the IB and French National Education programs, their individuality is respected. Teachers are always available to listen and guide the student.

Well respected, the students are happy to come to school and work with great seriousness.

The classes are composed of about fifteen students.

They can be prepared to take the French brevet des collèges at the end of middle school, and the end of MYP (International Baccalaureate) exam the following year.

Research shows that students participating in the MYP:

The MYP was revised in September 2014 to provide a more rigorous and highly flexible framework that powerfully integrates with local educational requirements. New industry-leading onscreen examinations and ePortfolios offer exciting opportunities for reliable, robust digital assessment of student achievement.