Sunday, September 05, 2004

International Baccalaureate in Boston

Although Massachusetts eliminated its bilingual education programs a few years ago, languages are alive and well in the state. The Ecole Bilingue, a French-American International School of Boston, offers bilingual education in grades pre-K through 12. It also offers the French baccalaureate and beginning this fall it will make available the International Baccalaureate (IB). The diploma is highly regarded worldwide and has a strong emphasis on global studies. The Ecole Bilingue has 470 students representing 40 nationalities. They include French, Americans, and the rest represent many other countries. Subjects are taught in French and English. Students in the upper grades can also add another language choosing from either Spanish or German.

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