French Baccalauréat

Personalize your education based on your interests.

About a quarter of students at International High School choose to continue their studies in French and prepare for the French Baccalauréat (Le Bac). After preparatory courses in Grade 9 (Classe de 3ème) and Grade 10 (Classe de 2nde), students pursuing Le Bac compose a personalized schedule that combines required core courses and selected in-depth specialty courses. This customization reflects individual strengths, future college aspirations, and passions.

At International, all students in the French Track prepare for the Baccalauréat Général. Students take a required 7 shared core courses and select 5 specialty courses over the two-year period of Grade 11 and Grade 12. They all have the opportunity to choose to take the Option Internationale du Baccalauréat (OIB) section Américaine, which emphasizes their French-American bilingualism.

Le Bac Courses

French Track

The French Baccalauréat speaks volumes to the sheer excellence of the education in our French Track—and also the camaraderie and sense of belonging—that many of our highest performing students in the French Track come from families where French is not spoken at home.

Just Ask Our Students:

"Being in the French Bac, I have been able to travel all over the world without having to worry about readjusting to new programs. Since the program is set by the French government, it is the same everywhere in the world. Thanks to this, last year I was able to take a whole semester abroad in Madrid with a smooth scholastic transition."
- Max '19
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