1 av. d'Eprémesnil - 78400 Chatou

International students & Exchange

Cultivate new levels of cultural understanding and work through challenges in a safe context

Welcome to Paris' Waldorf School

The Perceval Waldorf High School offers an international ex-change program in grades 10 to countries across all continents. Exposure to a different culture is invaluable for adolescents and provides an excellent opportunity to strengthen a student’s foreign language skills.

Our students have completed exchanges with Waldorf schools in Germany, Switzerland, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, to name a few locations.

Participants from each country experience school and family environments that reflect Waldorf values and educational goals. An exchange allows a student the opportunity to cultivate new levels of cultural understanding and the courage to work through challenges in a safe context. Students return with a broader view of the world, and a deeper appreciation of home and family and our graduates reflect on this enriching program with gratitude and pride.

Due to the demands of the Waldorf curriculum, the program is designed for a period of one to three months.

Please note: Our school year runs from the beginning of September to the beginning of July. We do not currently offer exchange opportunities for students in Grades 9, 11 or 12.

Studying in a beautifull place

The Perceval High School was founded in the 1950s. It is located on the banks of the Seine in Chatou, right in front of the island of the Impressionists. The light that inspired so many painters there is different every day.

In the school garden, there are large trees that provide freshness in the summer.

The cafeteria serves homemade meals with care, using organic, local, and seasonal products.

The high school is located a 7-minute walk from the RER A station Chatou-Croissy, and 35 minutes from the center of Paris.

Student exchange: how does it work?

Step 1

Confirm the exchange will take place during your 10th Grade school year. You will identify the period of time you wish to visit as well as the period of time you are prepared to house your guest in exchange.

Step 2

To request an exchange, please fill in the below pre-registration form. We will contact you as soon as possible.

Step 3

Once an exchange partner has been identified for you, the International Exchange Team will direct you to the Admissions Office in order to complete the registration process.

Step 4

Once that application is approved by the High School faculty, your exchange may be confirmed. You will receive this confirmation by email.

From Exchange to Short Term Visitors

If we are not able to confirm an exchange for you, you can still come! We offer a short-term Visitor program to the high school.

During this stay you will join the 10th or 11th* Grade class and participate their varied curriculum.

*11th Grade do not accept visiting students in the Spring/Summer Term (March – June), because our own students prepare national examinations and their timetables are disrupted.

Short Term visitors: how does it work?

You must be currently enrolled in a Waldorf School and have an intermediate level of fluency in French (English, Spanish and German are our taught foreign languages).

Your academic record must be currently in good standing.

Step 1

To request a Short-Term Visit, please fill the pre-registration form below.

Step 2

Once a host family has been identified for you, the International Exchange Team will direct you to the Admissions Office in order to complete the registration process. Identifying a host comes first.

Step 3

Once your application has been confirmed by the high school faculty, you will receive a confirmation by email from the Admissions Office, and you will be asked to complete registration.

Step 4

Exchange Registration Fee and first month tuition are due at the time of registration. The fees for the host family are to be paid directly to your host family at the beginning of the stay at our school.

Homestay fees:

Homestay fees are 25€ per day. They are additional to the tuition fees listed above and to be paid directly to the host family.

All fees are non-refundable.

Non-Discrimination Policy

PERCEVAL Waldorf School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, ethnic background, or national origin in admission of students, in financial assistance, or in any program offered.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 
As a Waldorf community and school, we consider the dignity of life and the human being above all. As a member of Unesco school network, we stand against racism and the systems of oppression that allow it to persist. We are committed to understanding our role in perpetuating and benefiting from those systems and taking action to deconstruct them.

It is our responsibility to bear witness to what is happening in the world, to elevate the voices of marginalised people, to change the course of inequities, and to take an active role in breaking down structural prejudice in all forms where it exists, particularly in Waldorf education. We are listening, and we are learning.