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Section Internationale de Buc (SIB)

Bilingual Education in the French Public School System

Located in the Yvelines department, south-west of Paris and close to Versailles, the International Section in Buc offers a free bilingual education to English-speaking children. The section is hosted by 3 neighbouring schools, providing quality education in English and French for your children from age 8 through to the Baccalaureat. The section has grown over the years thanks to the dedication and excellence of the teaching staff, as well as the support of an active and dynamic parents association - PSAB.  Today, the program has expanded from an initial 7 students in 1998 to include over 200 students in 2015 within the Section Internationale at the three schools.

The section is an integral part of the French state school system and is free of charge.


The International Section Comes of Age ! 1998 – 2016

Eighteen years ago the first bilingual kids entered the newly founded SIA* at the middle school, Martin Luther King. Hard to believe that the section has now ‘come of age’ and become a fully-fledged member of society! Currently embracing a family over 200 strong and spanning 3 schools, the section has not only grown but also matured and today it is better prepared to face its future with confidence. Here’s how the community decided to celebrate:

*Please note that the name of the section was changed in 2017 to the SIB (Section Internationale de Buc) or ISB.