“Each language is a window opened on another world, on another landscape, on another structure of human values.”
— Georges Steiner, French Philosopher
The Ecole Internationale de New York encourages the success of each student in a diverse, multicultural environment that combines the excellence of French and American academics. The school offers students the opportunity to think critically and work independently in multiple educational systems. It aspires to develop well educated, well rounded, responsible and compassionate world citizens.
EINY combines the best of the French system with the best of the American system, offering students the rigorous, more classical and disciplined instruction so prominent in French schools and the more fluid teaching of the American system which encourages critical thinking, questioning, and creativity. EINY will offer a third and fourth language to the core curriculum, making the school international as opposed to bilingual, and will further enrich the academic experience.
A EINY education exposes children to a “global” knowledge, drawing out the potential within each student, while encouraging them to be lifelong learners. By its very nature, EINY’s international education broadens the opportunities to accomplish these goals. Students of EINY learn to speak, think, and cooperate in at least three languages; 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 all cultures, its unique essence and entity. Students from multiple nationalities and languages, races, and socio-economic backgrounds attend the school and are exposed to a bilingual French immersion program as well as other languages that will be supported by the French and American curricula and other programs. EINY students are exposed to a variety of cultural programs through EINY’s partnerships with New York’s artistic, historical and cultural communities. This symbiosis of cultures and programs make EINY unique and attractive through the experiences of many human expressions and differences.
Gandhi said, “If we are to reach real peace in this world … we shall have to begin with children.” In today’s world, it is ever more important that our children, the leaders of tomorrow, understand, appreciate and respect the differences between people, countries, governments, religions, beliefs, and customs.
An international school 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 mirrors the world today in order to accomplish these goals.