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Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 11 : 00

In the presence of the pupils and teachers

The ceremony of the installation of the first stone

The ceremony of the installation of the first stone of the new buildings of the school complex INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF BEARN.

Parents Teachers Association [PTA]

You're part of a great community, diverse in country of origin, culture and beliefs. We have the chance to benefit from these differences that exist in our school and to teach our children to understand, respect and appreciate them.



Pre-School education

Pre-School provides children with the whole range of knowledge necessary for Primary school.

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Primary education

Primary education aims to equip the children with a great variety of skills providing both self-fulfilment and the best possible preparation for successful secondary education.

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Secondary education

Secondary education is challenging and encourages the pupils to think and work creatively, practically and logically.

Maria Elias


Dear Parents,

I am delighted to welcome you to the International School of Béarn's web site. I founded the I.S.Béarn in May 2002 as a non-profit institution to provide an excellent international education for children of the community of Pau and its surrounding areas.

The I.S.Béarn has quickly become renowned throughout Pau as the only school offering an Anglophone education for the international community of Béarn. It is also known as a school children enjoy coming to and learning in. Everybody associated with the school is very pleased by this. We know the excellence in educational quality which our school offers lies in well-motivated children in small class sizes supported by an extremely professional and caring teaching staff who work closely as a team.

We currently offer classes from Pre-School (age 2 ½) through to grade 13 (age 17). The majority of the curriculum studied is based upon the English National Curriculum adapted to an international environment. French as a foreign language is focused on basic oral comprehension and communication. For French mother tongue children the content of the lessons is based on the national programme for French schools.

More than seventy percent of our pupils come from English - speaking families, but many nationalities are represented and all are welcome. Family involvement in the school is encouraged and there is an active PTA association. We realise that parents often do not have any choice in the timing of their relocation and we welcome children in school at any stage in the school year, not only at the start of a term.

Please feel free to have a look at our school. My staff and I look forward to meeting you and your family.

Yours faithfully

Maria Elias
Head of School