Our Bilingual Approach
Our curriculum follows the complete program from the French Ministry of Education and the New York State Education Department. Children in our elementary program spend 50% of their time immersed in French and 50% of their time immersed in English (2.5 days in French and 2.5 days in English).
Our Elementary program aims to equip students with foundational academic, linguistic and critical thinking skills that will facilitate their successful transition to middle school and beyond. Our curriculum is designed with a harmonized balance of the French and American education systems.
As part of the admissions process, our team will assess applicants’ language proficiency in English and French. For 1st through 5th grade, students must have a solid foundational knowledge of French to be admitted to our school. However, English proficiency is NOT required for admission.
English as a Second Language Support: For students that require instructional support in English, English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction will be provided to facilitate students’ English language development.
French as a Foreign Language Support: For students with a basic knowledge of French, but who are not fully proficient, French as a Foreign Language (FLE) instruction will be provided to strengthen students’ French language skills.