Because it is important for our students to be able to evolve in all types of school, we guarantee the learning of fundamental knowledge in connection with the cycles of the National Education.
The learning of these fundamentals (language, mathematics and geometry, the arts, the world and the living sciences) is done through active and positive pedagogies, which make the student actively involved in his/her learning and encourage him/her to find creative solutions.
In the Children's House (3-6 years olds), thanks to the Material created by Maria Montessori, the program allows according to the maturity of the child, to go beyond the expectations of the National Education (reading in Pre-K, addition and subtraction up to a thousand...).
In elementary school (6-11 year olds), Montessori material is still very present, but teachers also use other tools to ensure that children learn the fundamentals as well as possible.
Each class is led by a French-speaking teacher and an English-speaking teacher, both present in the classroom together.
This context allows the children to discover two languages through immersion. It is not a matter of teaching English or French, but of teaching in English and French. The child practices the language and literature in contact with native English-speaking teachers and native French-speakers.
This linguistic and cultural immersion places the child in a situation of permanent training, during the lessons themselves, but also in the many other contexts of everyday life that he will encounter.
This allows them to acquire a real practice of the language, to understand without difficulty and to express themselves. Immersion allows for real bilingualism in speaking and writing.
In the Children's House (3-6 years olds), all teachers are trained and certified Montessori and all our classes have Montessori material adapted to the age of the children. Centered on the acquisition of autonomy, which makes the child actively involved in his or her learning, Maria Montessori's method is nowadays an inescapable active pedagogy that has proven its worth.
In elementary school (6-11 year olds), all our teachers are certified (French national education for French speakers, and qualified teacher for English speakers). Montessori material is always readily available, especially for cycle 2 (CP to CE2). The teachers use other pedagogical tools that propose authentic research situations to make the student actively involved in his or her learning. Group work and projects also help to activate the student's autonomy and confidence in the subjects studied.
Positive pedagogy is practiced at all levels of the school and is based on work in positive psychology and affective and social neuroscience. The overall goal is to familiarize children with their emotions, to allow them to verbalize them and to follow a learning evolution scheme in light of the neurological needs of each age. This pedagogy aims to put in place the necessary tools to encourage attention and concentration.