Welcome to the OIB at Maurice Ravel

The Anglophone International Section at Cité-scolaire Maurice Ravel opened in September 2014 with a class of 6ème made up of pupils from nine different nationalities and taught by two specially appointed teachers: native English speaker Mrs Gaynor from Ireland and bilingual and bicultural Mrs Termolle who has lived and worked in Los Angeles.

In 2016-2017 we have OIB sections in 6ème, 5ème and 4ème and in September 2017 we will have a class in all four levels of collège. In 2018, we will open up a new section in the Lycée and have our first OIB laureats in 2021.

Situated in the east of Paris, we are a mixed and multicultural school and this is reflected in our International Section; our pupils coming from America, Britain, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Denmark, Iceland, Korea, or French pupils who have lived in Sweden, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia or China.

We are having an action packed year in 2016-2017 we will have theatre trips to see Oliver Twist, Elementary, My Dear Watson, The Real Importance of Being Earnest and Much Ado About Nothing. To complement our reading we have visited the Shoah Memorial after reading The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Musée de l’Armée after reading Private Peaceful and Musée des Vampires after reading Dracula. We are participating in the Short Story Competition organised by the American Library in Paris where our budding writers have been on the winners’ podium every year.


As part of History and Geography, the 6ème OIB section have been on two day trips to the Louvre as well as trips to Les Archives de Paris and Hotel de Ville. 4ème and 5ème OIB have had the privilege of attending court sessions at Palais de Justice, will take part in the Mini United Nations project, (a junior version of the United Nations) and we are hoping to organise a talk from the American Embassy before the end of the year.

The Sport and Music teacher collaborated on a project culminating in an evening outing to Theatre du Châtelet to see the Broadway Musical 42nd Street.

The highlight of the year will undoubtedly be the trip to Oxford, Bath and Stratford-upon-Avon on the theme of the ever-changing English language from Shakespeare to JK Rowling.

At the OIB section at Maurice Ravel we like to think that we are just one big happy family. We work hard with at least five hours more than an average class of 6ème and a lot more homework. But we also have fun, learning in interactive and creative ways, working on projects, making movies and documentaries, writing plays and acting them out, celebrating our festivals like Halloween, Thanksgiving, St Patrick’s Day, World Book Day and making school a pleasure instead of a chore.

Come and see us at the Open Day

March 18th 2017

9.30 to 11.30