Lower School: Harmonization of French and American Programs
Both curricula are harmonized on an ongoing basis in order to complement each other and reach a more effective and constructive approach to learning. In our unique bilingual educational system, this synergy is vital in order to deliver excellence and ensure the academic success of each child in the process of acquiring a foreign language at an early age.
The teachers at all grade levels work closely together to develop program content, curriculum themes and ideas, and determine student needs. French teachers plan together and English teachers organize their planning together. All teachers plan together at a single level as well as in each cycle and section. Our faculty works diligently to coordinate in such a manner as to complement and reinforce each other’s teaching content and style. The basic linguistic and logical skills are developed throughout the primary school years. Students also develop multiple intelligences through child-centered activities and projects. Visual and musical abilities take an important part in both programs. Many art expressions are also an enriching and vibrant part of our curricula: visual arts, theatre, dance, body expression, etc.
Each child explores, develops, and refines his/her physical and bodily skills in order to process information through touch and movement while expressing their physicality and perception of their environment. Interpersonal and intrapersonal skills take a vital part in the child’s development and allow him/her to affirm a unique personality that will be shaped and changed over the years.