Notre école élémentaire bilingue // Our bilingual elementary school

At the elementary level that children start to become fascinated with the "how" and "why" of everything. Using the skills acquired in the early (preschool) years, the elementary student becomes an explorer of the universe in a more profound way.

 

Photos: End of year Christmas play / forest school trip / Presentation time

Children from 6 years old and over are entering a period of imagination, reason, socialisation and moral justice. While we are using this learning period to encourage them to explore and develop their academic skills, we are also encouraging them to think and understand the role they play as responsible citizens in the wider world.

 

Children in our 6-12 classes will spend an average weekly class-time of 12 hours immersed in English and 12 hours immersed in French.

 

Photos:  A 10 year old pupil from one of our 6-12 classes reads to a 4 year old pupil, children on a field trip to the "Potager du Roi" in Versailles, pupil working on an art project

Une salle de classe

Les élèves dans notre école élémentaire continuent à développer leur goût d’apprendre dans un environnement montessorien bilingue français-anglais (en moyen 12 heures d'enseignement en anglais et 12 heures d'enseignement en français par semaine), tout en se préparant petit à petit à l’entrée au collège ou dans une école secondaire internationale.

 

Ils sont pris en charge par une éducatrice anglophone formée à la pédagogie Montessori et une institutrice francophone expérimentée qui a également de l'expérience au sein de l’éducation nationale.

One of the elementary school classrooms

Pupils continue to develop their love of learning in a Montessori-inspired environment while being prepared for entry into a regular French secondary school system or international schools.

 

Our students in our elementary classes are taught French, maths and history by an experienced French mother-tongue trained teacher who has benefited from experience in the French national educational system as well as 20 years of teaching experience. An English mother-tongue teacher with a British PGCE qualification and Montessori training teaches geography, science, art and English in full immersion.

 

Children are invited to register for the Cambridge English exams each Spring. This non-compulsory exam helps the teacher and parents to monitor the child's progress in English and allows the child a chance to have experiencing test-taking in a low-pressure environment. Children from our school go on to attend schools like the Lycée International in Saint Germain en Laye.


La journée type dans notre école élémentaire 

 

8h30-8h40 

Accueil des enfants dans la classe.

8h40 – 11h30

Cours/activités de français, de mathématiques ou d'histoire OU de l'anglais, de géographie, de l'art ou de sciences selon la journée (la moitié de la journée en anglais et la moitié de la journée en français en immersion)

11h30 – 12h30

Récréation.

12h30-13h15

Déjeuner

13h15 – 13h30

Temps de regroupement 

13h30 – 15h45

Cours/activités de français, de mathématiques ou d'histoire OU de l'anglais, de géographie, de l'art ou de sciences

15h45 – 16h

Les enfants se préparent et se regroupent.

16h

Les enfants quittent l’école.*

 

*L'école propose aussi un service d'accueil du soir en anglais (after-school English club) jusqu'à 17h45.

A typical day in our elementary school 

 

8:30 - 8:40

Children are welcomed as they arrive at school.

8:40 – 11:30

Their teachers present the lesson, materials or the theme that will be worked on that morning. Pupils may focus on numeracy, French or history in the morning which is taught in French OR on English, geography and science according to the day which is taught in English (pupils spend half the day in immersion in French and half the day in immersion in English).

11:30 – 12:30

Playtime

12:30-13h15

Lunch

13:15 – 13:30

Children come together for circle time to focus on a specific theme or discussion

13:30 – 15:45

The children are fully immersed in activities in English or French during their afternoon work cycle.

15:45 – 16.00

After a short closing circle, children prepare for home time.

16.00

Children leave school.*

 

*We also offer an after-school club in English which takes place until 5pm or 5.45pm

School is located in les Yvelines - 78  - West of Paris, France

Rentrée 2021

Pour la rentrée 2021, les inscriptions se déroulent à partir du 15 janvier 2020. Nous vous invitons à organiser une "vidéo-conférence" avec notre directrice.

 

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Inscriptions possibles toute l'année.

2021 Registrations

New pupil enrolment will be taking place from January 15th 2021 and throughout the school year.  Please arrange a video conference call with our school director today to find out more as places are limited.

 

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"N'élevons pas nos enfants pour le monde d'aujourd'hui, ce monde n'existera plus lorsqu'ils seront grands; préparons-les à celui de demain".


- Maria Montessori