A bilingual tuition that follows the programmes of the French Ministry of Education
Our 50/50 curriculum was launched in September 2017 in La Jonchère, our new primary school, and provides fully bilingual tuition from Petite Section in Preschool to CM2. Students follow the official programmes of the French Ministry of Education with the same ratio of classes in French and English taught by native speakers for each language.
50% English 50% French tuition from Petite Section in Preschool
From Preschool, at a rate of 5 half-day weeks (9 in total), classes are alternately led by a French or English-speaking teacher. Because the attention span of children varies according to the time of the day, our students’ timetables have been designed following recent studies in neuroscience and chronobiology. In our school, your child will therefore benefit from classes in English and French every morning, at the same frequency to offer him/her the best learning conditions (Week 1/ Week 2 rotation) and the opportunity to achieve a fully bilingual education.
The opportunity to pursue education in the French or English-speaking education system
Strictly in compliance with the official school programmes of the French Ministry, history, geography and science are taught in English while maths is taught in French and both languages are used alternately in sports. From CE2, children have the opportunity to learn a third language (Chinese or Spanish) depending on their level in English and French. In addition to the mastery of the French Education fundamentals, we prepare our students to take the YLE Starters of the Cambridge English Young Learners which is the standard English language exam as part of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment, (CEFR).
With a caring approach and high standard requirements, our teaching project includes 3 extra teaching hours per week from the initial curriculum offered in State schools or private schools with State contract (27 hours/week at EIB vs. 24 hours/week).
In addition, it is strictly necessary for the child to master French from CP (first year of secondary) to join our school and be able to follow our bilingual tuition and acquire fundamentals in French and English.