• Curriculum

    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
    • Physical 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 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.  

  • Schedule

    The preschool has 3 classrooms :

    • a Très Petite Section de Maternelle -TPS -for the 2-year old
    • a Petite Section de Maternelle – PS – for the 3- year old,
    • a Moyenne Section de Maternelle = MS -for the 4-year old

    Aligning itself with the French school system. Preschool is held every morning from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. The children have lunch together at 12 pm.

    The daily schedule is based on the following:

    • 9:30-9:45: welcoming time – free play
    • 9:45-10:05: circle time with daily rituals and language (calendar, weather, rhymes…)
    • 10:05-10:30: gross motor skills activity (obstacle race, dance, games, mime…)
    • 10:30-10:45: activity (art, music, science, counting, writing…)
    • 10:45-11:15: recess
    • 11:15-11:25: story time
    • 11:25-12:00: activity (art, music, science, counting, writing…)
    • 12:00-12:30: lunch
    • 12:30-12:45: recess
    • 12:45-1:20: activity (art, music, science, counting, writing…)
    • 1:20-1:30: dismissal

  • Tuition Rates

    Monthly tuition  for the year 2019-20 are (10 installments):

    2 days per week (Tu- Th) $ 249
    3 days per week (M-W-F) $ 365
    4 days per week (M-Tu-Th-Fr) $ 483
    5 days per week (M-F)$ 539
      ** You can pay tuition in 1, 2 or 10 times. A 5% discount is applied if you pay in 1 time, 2% if you pay in 2 times.
     inscriptionTotal1x (-5%)2x (-2%)10x
    2 days per week $ 200 $2,490 $2,370 $2,440 $249
    3 days per week $ 200 $3,650 $3,480 $3,576 $365
    4 days per week $ 200 $4,830 $4,600 $4,734 $483
    5 days per week $ 200 $5,390 $5,130 $5,282 $539
    The non-refundable Registration fee is $200 per family, and must be paid at the time of registration. Your child will not be considered registered until this fee has been paid. The first tuition payment and a $60 per child supply fee is due June 1st.

  • Registration Information

    From 2 to 5 years old is the best age for children to learn to speak another language. All children are welcome in our French preschool program regardless of French language experience. We have a mix of French, bilingual, and non-French speaking families. If you are interested in enrolling your child in our preschool, please fill out the contact form below to request a tour. L’Ecole in Raleigh, NC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and other school-administered programs.  

Contact the French School of Raleigh

If you are interested in learning more about our French Preschool, French After School programs and Family Activities in the Raleigh area, please fill out the contact form below or contact us at (919)-790-1219 or by filling out the contact form below
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