Primary

In accordance with the principles of the French school system, the school welcomes children from 2 years old.

The primary school includes kindergarten , which welcomes children from 2 to 6 years old (4 school years), and elementary school (5 school years, from 6 to 11 years old).

The quality of childcare for young children is one of the recognized specialties of the French school system. The main mission of kindergarten is to make children want to go to school to learn, affirm and develop their personality.

It is a school where children will learn together and live together. They develop their oral language and begin to discover writing, numbers and other areas of learning. They learn by playing, thinking and problem-solving, practicing, remembering and memorizing.

The Lycée welcomes children in kindergarten from the age of 2.  They are supervised by a French-speaking teacher, one or two kindergarten assistants and an English-speaking teacher who takes charge of school time in English.

This privileged environment allows each child to integrate and flourish . Non-French-speaking children are able to integrate quickly and learn the French language very naturally. Similarly, French-speaking children there spontaneously develop a great familiarity with the English language, which they also use on a daily basis.

The ambition of elementary education is to enable pupils to access the fundamental tools of knowledge. The mastery of the French language and the first elements of mathematics is therefore the priority objective. Students have access to privileged learning conditions with more than 40 % of their class time spent in half-groups.

The first three years of elementary school (CP, CE1, CE2) are devoted to fundamental learning. Pupils also receive lessons for questioning the world, artistic lessons (visual arts and musical education), physical and sports education and moral and civic education. The following two years (CM1, CM2) allow the enrichment and consolidation of this knowledge. The pupils also discover science and technology, history and geography, and the history of the arts.

Elementary education at the French Lycée also allows all non-English speaking children to follow a British International Section, 30% of teaching time being given in English (see Languages). At the same time, the Lycée specifically supports children in the French language learning phase (See FLE, French as a Foreign Language).