L'école - French School of North Carolina

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Why learn French?

More than 220 million people speak French on the five continents.

Why learn French?

French is also the only language, alongside English, that is taught in every country in the world.

Why choose L'école for your child?

L'école welcomes all children regardless of their French background.

A 100 % French immersion preschool

A school specialized in teaching French to elementary children whether their native language is French or not. A school that teaches students of all ages and all levels. A place where the Francophone community gathers.

What L'école offers teaching:

Full immersion, with native teachers trained in France.

A full immersion, with native teachers trained in France.

In full immersion. With native teachers. Based on the official school curriculum of the French government. That fosters children’s development and allows them to thrive.

COVID-19 Questionnaire

We take the safety of our students and their teachers very seriously.

Please complete this questionnaire before each class

As the coronavirus COVID-19 has grown to pandemic level—impacting our daily lives at work and home, we are taking very seriously the safety of our students and their teachers. Therefore, we require each parent to complete the COVID-19 questionnaire before each class starts.

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Our Core Values

Enthusiastic Environment

Our days are lived with fun and joy where our students and staff thrive


Strong academic French-American foundations

Integrity and respect

Our actions are guided by respect, and we behave with integrity

What our Families have to say

Latest News

December newsletter

December newsletter

As mentioned in our previous newsletter, 2021-2022 marked the start of our preschool full day program and the opening of L’Ecole French School Elementary. Our goal is to continue offering the French language and to add the English language starting in K. We aim to offer a rich curriculum to our bilingual learners to develop their cultural...

November Newsletter

November Newsletter

L’Ecole is very excited to have opened its doors full time for the 2021-2022 school year!  This had been a dream for many year, and took a thorough application process through the Wake County Education Department. With four preschool classes, our students can now benefit from our French immersive curriculum full time.  Our preschool teachers...

La Semaine du 16 décembre

La Semaine du 16 décembre

TPS 1, TPS2, PS, MS This is our last blog of the year. The children did a terrific job with the program! We are very proud of them!We all have noticed real progress this semester, and you will as well when you check their binders. Make sure you bring them back to us in January.Thank you for your...

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L'école - French School Mission Statement

L’école aims to help children become bilingual using a combination of proven academic methods, such as social and cultural activities. L’école provides a unique learning environment where children are able to explore their world through the French language. By offering the highest level of French teaching to children of all nationalities, we create an environment that fosters the love of learning and mastery of a foreign language, ultimately laying down the foundation for lifelong global awareness.