About Us

Since 1990

Creating a unique multicultural environment

Malherbe International School was founded in 1990 as a private co-educational day school to serve the needs of the international communities west of Paris.

MIS is located in the Yvelines (78) region, easily accessible by public transportation, along the RER A train line.

The school offers a rich cultural environment with approximately 160 students and over 25 nationalities. We welcome children between 2 and 13 years old. They attain high standards of performance within a family-like nurturing environment.

During the past 30 years, our ability to combine both French and English teaching techniques has enabled our pupils to move on to further education worldwide and adapt successfully.


Nursery & Preschool

(ages 2-5)

Our nursery and pre-primary classes are Montessori based and children are accepted at 2 years of age. Classes are taught in English, with optional French lessons during the school day for our 3 and 4 year old French learners.

Primary School​

(ages 5-11)

Our Primary classes offer an ideal setting for high educational achievement with our small class sizes and individualized teaching. The educational program is based on the English National curriculum. French is taught as an integral part of our academic program from 5 years of age. There are two half days of classes from dedicated French teachers. An extra half-day of French is included for our upper primary students during which they are exposed to French history and French mathematics methods.

Middle School

(ages 11-13)

Our Middle School is located just next to the primary school building, offering an individualized teaching approach within a fully bilingual program (1/3 French, 2/3 English). The educational program is based on the English National Curriculum, with a strong foundation in French humanities (Language, Literature and History/Geography) to a national curriculum level. A French Immersion program is available for our French learners. Science, Mathematics, English Language and Literature and Civics are taught in English.

Wednesday Program for outside students

Our Wednesday Program welcomes English-speaking children who are currently enrolled in other schools (public French school, international sections etc..). Students can attend classes on Wednesdays for a half-day or full-day to continue practicing their English literacy skills in a full immersion context.

Spanish section

We offer a Spanish section for Spanish speaking children from 3 to 5 years. Classes are held on Wednesdays from 9am to 4pm, and are open to both students of MIS and students of other schools.

For more information and 2022-2023 admission!