The goal of L’ecole is to help children become bilingual and develop the qualities needed to enter Kindergarten and become a successful students. In this sense, L’école uses the French Government official curriculum for the classes of Maternelle (2- 5 years old) adapting it to our students who have various level of French.

The curriculum can be divided into 5 main axes :

  • Appropriation of language
  • Discovering writing
  • Becoming a student
  • Physcal expression
  • Discovering the world
  • Perception, feeling, imagination, and creation.

The oral language is the main focus of the program. Students will learn to express themselves in French by building sentences with precise vocabulary, and learning to communicate with their peers and the teacher.

L’école favors interdisciplinary work constructing its schedule around diverse projects. The project approach helps children make sense of what they are learning.

Each child is given a “cahier de vie“(life notebook). This personal notebook is reflective of the their life in class. We use it to tell about our activities, and keep a record of rhymes, songs, drawings, and work. This notebook also serves to build a strong connection between L’école and the families. Families are able to complete it on a regular basis with pictures, stories, or explanations of special events that happened at home. It gives the child the opportunity to explain it in class.