Welcome to the OIB at Maurice Ravel

Accepting applications for 6e and 2nde with some spots available in 5e, 4e and 3e

Come and see us at the Open Day

March 17th 2018

9.30 to 11.30

Contact :

Teacher: mgaynor@laposte.net

Parents’ Association: apesiravel@gmail.com


The Anglophone International Section at Cité-scolaire Maurice Ravel opened in September 2014 with a class of 6ème made up of 27 pupils from nine different nationalities. Since then each year a new level has been added and in 2017-2018 we have a full collège with classes from 6e to 3e and our lycée will be opening in September 2018 with our first class taking the OIB 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, New Zealand 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 2017-2018 we will have theatre trips to see Fahrenheit 451, The Creature of Dr Frankenstein and The Winter’s Tale. 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 a guided tour of Père Lachaise 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 nearly every year.

As part of History and Geography, the 6ème OIB section will do an outing to the Louvre as well as trips to Les Archives de Paris and Hotel de Ville. 3ème and 4ème pupils 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 3ème pupils are working on a year long programme centred on The Holocaust. They listened a a holocaust survivor broadcast live on YouTube, were lectured by an eminent CNRS researcher on Nazi Germany and will undertake a weeklong visit to Auschwitz and Majdanek in April. Their reading in French and English classes will complement their studies in History in reading such classics as La Nuit by Elie Wiesel and Inconnu à cet adresse by Kathrine Kressman Taylor

The Sport and Music teachers collaborated on a tap dancing project including a tap dancing workshop run by the choreographers of the Singing in the Rain production culminating in an evening outing to  to see the Broadway musical Singing in the Rain at Le Grand Palais.

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.