All schools, whether public or private, can set up International Sections, as long as they fulfil the requirements.
A few schools have only International Sections, while all other schools include International Section(s) as part of the regular school. .
International Sections are today only found, at high school (Lycée) level, in schools which take the general baccalaureate: L (Literature), ES (Economics and Social Sciences) and S (Sciences), but not yet in schools which offer the professional and technical baccalaureates.
Certain International Sections are administered directly by the partner countries, others by the French National Education Ministry, and some by private non-profit associations (associations) which may require families to pay fees.
Certain schools have boarding facilities.
International Sections are part of the French school system and as such they are under the authority of the head of the host French school.