European School of Strasbourg

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European School of Strasbourg
Ecole Européenne de Strasbourg
European School of Strasbourg logo.png
2 Rue Peter Schwarber

Coordinates48°36′01″N 7°46′36″E / 48.600325°N 7.776550°E / 48.600325; 7.776550Coordinates: 48°36′01″N 7°46′36″E / 48.600325°N 7.776550°E / 48.600325; 7.776550
Other nameEES
Established4 September 2008 (2008-09-04)
DirectorOlivier Tedde[1]
Age range4 to 18
Enrolment967[2] (2018-2019)
 • Nursery82
 • Primary351
 • Secondary535
Student Union/AssociationEES Student Board[3]
AccreditationAccredited by the European Schools[2]

The European School of Strasbourg (French: École Européenne de Strasbourg), or EES, is a public Accredited European School in Strasbourg, France. Founded in 2008, it is an all-through school, which offers a multicultural and multilingual education leading to the European Baccalaureate as its secondary leaving qualification.


The European School of Strasbourg was inaugurated on 4 September 2008 in a ceremony attended by, amongst other dignatories, the French Minister of Education, Xavier Darcos, the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, Terry Davis, and the Mayor of Strasbourg, Roland Ries.[4]

The school originally shared a campus with another local French secondary school, the Collège Vauban, before moving into its current purpose built campus, located in the Strasbourg quarter of Robertsau, in 2015,[5][6] it is based in proximity to Strasbourg's European district, the location of various institutions, agencies, and other bodies of the European Union, and the seat of the Council of Europe.[5]

Legal status[edit]

The school received its initial status as an Accredited European School from the Board of Governors of the European Schools in November 2009, and received accrediation to offer the European Baccalaureate programme in May 2013.[2]

EES is recognized as public shool under French law, with an agreement with the European Union obliging it to priortise, for enrolment purposes, the children of EU staff, in return for the receipt of funds proportional to the number of children of EU staff enroled in the school.[7][5]

Multilingual curriculum[edit]

Students at the European School of Strasbourg must enrol in either the English, French or German sections of the school.[7] Students enroled in the school are generally instructed in the language of the respective section.[7] Students must then choose from either English, French or German for their second language, which becomes the language of instruction for the History, Geography and Ethics curriculum from the third-year secondary.[8] Students are also expected to take a third language upon entering the secondary school.[8]

In 2019, students enroled in the school represented 48 different nationalities, whilst teachers represented 13 different nationalities.[9]


  1. ^ "Photo Gallery 2018-2019 - École européenne de Strasbourg". Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "The Accredited European Schools/Schools in the process of accreditation 2018-2019 school year : Fact Sheets" (PDF). Office of the Secretary-General of the European Schools. pp. 24–25. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Student Board - École européenne de Strasbourg". Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Xavier Darcos inaugure l'École européenne de Strasbourg" [Xavier Darcos inaugurates the European School of Strasbourg]. Ministère de l'Éducation nationale et de la Jeunesse (in French). 4 September 2008. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  5. ^ a b c "Strasbourg a ouvert son école européenne" [Strasbourg has opened its European School]. (in French). 6 September 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Histoire – Collège Vauban Strasbourg". Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  7. ^ a b c "Admissions - École européenne de Strasbourg". Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  8. ^ a b "Objectives - École européenne de Strasbourg". Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  9. ^ Baheux, Romain (10 February 2019). "A Strasbourg, cette école d'exception inspire Jean-Michel Blanquer" [In Strasbourg, this exceptional school inspires Jean-Michel Blanquer]. (in French). Retrieved 2 September 2019.

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