"A book is a window that the reader can escape through" - Julien Green
The Petite Ecole Bilingue receives children from the first through fifth grades (CP to CM2 in the French system) Monday through Friday. On Wednesdays, classes are held in the morning only.
In order to provide a truly bilingual education, the Petite Ecole Bilingue is a private, independent institution. The morning session takes place in French (classes in French, mathematics and history), and the afternoon session takes place in the selected foreign language (language and literature, computer science and artistic, musical and singing activities). All teachers and contributors are native speakers.
Our programs comply with the official instructions of the French Ministry of National Education. All of our teachers have degrees.
Every day, after classes end, children may remain at the after-school centre or take part in artistic or music workshops (see “Extra-curricular activities”).
- Small class sizes,
- A personalised teaching program which allows children to progress according to their own individual rate of learning, and not just to their age,
- A qualified, attentive and devoted teaching staff,
- The careful supervision of each class by a team of teachers and assistants, tailored according to the age and needs of the children,
- A flexible teaching plan designed to be easily adapted to cater for each child’s age and rhythm of learning,
- The constant supervision of children by teachers who are native speakers of the target language,
- Teaching multiple languages by incorporating them into other fundamental areas of learning,
- An active teaching method which offers our pupils a certain autonomy, and allows them to enjoy the pleasure of expressing themselves and of taking part from the very first class,
- A wide choice of cultural, theatrical, artistic, musical and sports activities taught by visiting staff specially trained in these areas, encouraging the child to blossom both artistically and intellectually,
- The full integration of all pupils coming from a variety of backgrounds, something for which each child of each group must learn to take responsibility.