The pupils of Sainte Croix des Neiges come from France and some twenty other countries around the world: Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Cameroon and Mexico, etc. This international representation benefits all our youngsters who are enriched by the differences each individual brings.
Newcomers from abroad are made to feel welcome and quickly adapt, through life as boarders, integration in the classroom and extra French classes (FLE, French as a Foreign Language). They can study in France for one or more years and learn about French culture.
“When I arrived at Sainte Croix des Neiges from Spain, I benefited from a very strong academic structure and dedicated teachers who helped me pass my Economics BAC and prepare me for business school.”
Pascal Belda, former French/Spanish student
“I have to say a big thank you for everything you did for me and the Irish students. It was an experience I will never forget. Thanks to you and the others, my French is much better now and I have more confidence for my BAC in the future”
Michael Dalton, former Irish student
Our French students also benefit from this international diversity and recognise the opportunity to develop a network beyond our national borders.
For parents who are expatriates, enrolling their children at Sainte Croix des Neiges also ensures academic stability, particularly in their secondary studies and as they approach the BAC, and can feel reassured by the structure provided by full-time boarding (week and weekends).