«Each language is a window opened on another world, on another landscape, on another structure of human values.»
— Georges Steiner, French Philosopher
EINY guides its students to become well-educated, bilingual, multi-cultural, well-rounded, and responsible world citizens. We integrate the national curriculum of France with English-language content and the uniquely American emphasis on encouraging students’ curiosity, creativity, and critical-thinking skills. An EINY education will equip its students for a lifetime of global success.
EINY combines the best of the French system, which provided a “common core” curriculum decades before the concept took hold in America, with the best of the American system, by offering students the rigorous, classical and disciplined instruction so prominent in French schools combined with the more fluid teaching of the American system, which encourages critical thinking, questioning, and creativity. At EINY, every member of our instructional staff is simultaneously a language teacher and a subject teacher. Our students learn French and English through teaching and studying in French and in English.
EINY offers a third language in the core curriculum beginning in third grade, and will soon offer a fourth, making the school even more international, which will further enrich the academic experience. An EINY education exposes children to a “global” knowledge, drawing out the potential within each student while encouraging them to be lifelong learners. Students of EINY learn to speak, think, and cooperate in multiple languages while they work with teachers and classmates from countries other than their own, resulting in a rich academic experience.
EINY promotes diversity at all levels and educates its student body on many cultures’ unique properties. Our students come from multiple nationalities and socio-economic backgrounds, and all who attend the school are exposed to our bilingual French immersion program as well as the other languages that are supported by our French and American curricula and extra-curricular activities. EINY students further benefit from cultural programs offered through EINY’s partnerships with New York’s artistic, historical and cultural communities. This symbiosis of cultures makes EINY unique by exposing students to the global human experience.
Gandhi said, “If we are to reach real peace in this world … we shall have to begin with the children.” In today’s world, it is ever more important that our children, who are the leaders of tomorrow, understand, appreciate and respect the differences between individuals, countries, governments, religions, beliefs, and customs.
EINY provides opportunities for children and their families to live these ideals daily. In an environment where children of different backgrounds work and play together, future citizens learn first-hand how we can live successfully and peacefully together.
EINY is committed to creating a student body which reflects the diverse world of today in order to accomplish these goals.