Bilingual Summer Day Camps in Paris for Kids
How young is too young for ‘study abroad?’
Enrolling a child in a summer camp program in a foreign country definitely isn’t for all kids, but it’s an incredible opportunity for some.
Vacation day camps exist in many of Paris’s most well regarded bilingual schools–and they are open to children visiting from abroad. Academic, sports, and art-themed programs that use English as the language of instruction offer week-to-week enrollment during school holidays.
Here are a couple of schools with bilingual summer vacation camps for English speakers in preschool through high school–I’ve listed more in my book, The Little Bookroom Guide to Paris with Children. Students who are currently enrolled in these schools have registration priority so be sure to contact the administration well in advance for admission information. Tuition rates run the same as similar camps in the U.S.
I’m not sure there’s a better way for children visiting Paris to make friends with local and international students their own age!
International School of Paris
6, rue Beethoven, 16th arr.
The Holiday Language Program is available to students from ages 3 to 18. The ISP Holiday Language Program offers courses in French and English on a weekly basis during the month of July.
American School of Paris
41, rue Pasteur, Saint Cloud, 92210
Students from around the world share in a well-rounded, interdisciplinary program during their summer holiday. Classes in English are offered for students from ages 4 to 18. The school is located in a Parisian suburb, approximately 10 miles from city center (transportation options on website).
École Montessori Rive Gauche
24, rue de Babylone, 7th arr.
www.ecolemontessori-rivegauche.comThe helpful staff of this small Left Bank Montessori schoolwelcomes children 2–6 years old into its weekly, bilingual vacation program. (photo from école montessori rive gauche’s website)