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

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Latest News

February Newsletter

February Newsletter

February is always festive at L’Ecole! We kicked of the month with the celebration of “La Chandeleur”, or Candlemas, a traditional holiday in France. The students very much enjoyed eating delicious crêpes! The festivities continued on Valentine’s Day with crafts galore and a special pizza lunch shared by all. And just this week, the children...

January Newsletter

January Newsletter

We ended the first semester on the joyous notes of our traditional “Holiday Show”. Children sang, proud parents cheered, and snacks and hot beverages were shared by all. This tradition is dear to our hearts as it showcases many of the skills our young students have been working hard on. It was also, for many of our...

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...

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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.