Our goal is to guide our students in their development of motor, artistic, social, and language skills.
Building on these fundamentals, the elementary program provides a rigorous academic foundation in both English and French. The curriculum throughout the Lower School is child-centered and developmentally sequenced, and engages students in learning in an exciting and challenging manner.
It provides children with an education that meets their physiological, emotional, and intellectual needs. The day and the environment are carefully thought, out and various activities are planned with the attention span and developmental needs of the children in mind. French is the main language of instruction; however, the program is covered by both English and French teachers and enables the children to feel comfortable beginning their bilingual education.
Learning to be part of a community, focusing on tasks, and simply enjoying school are important components of this program. As children progress through Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten, they become increasingly comfortable in their bilingual world. In addition to core literacy and math skills, children are exposed to art, music, and science, as well as holidays and traditions unique to both French and American cultures. Upon the completion of Kindergarten, students are well-prepared to enter our Elementary School with the skills necessary for reading, written expression, and mathematics in both French and English. Students enter our elementary program ready to learn with a strong understanding of fundamental academics, as well as independence and the maturity needed for success in Grade 1.