Our French Kindergarten Program is designed to prepare students for elementary school. Through song, games, painting, sculpture, and classroom work, students develop and hone learning fundamentals. Children in our Kindergarten Program will refine essential skill foundations such as the ability to listen, memorize and express themselves in a class setting.
Our Kindergarten Program allows your child to:
• Learn French
• Learn English
• Interact with others in a safe social setting
• Acquire the basics of reading, writing, and numeracy
Each Kindergarten class is taught by a certified teacher and assistant. All teachers are fully accredited by the French Ministry of Education and have specialized in early childhood development.
The Program is taught in French, however, students also receive five hours of education in English per week.
The Kindergarten Program runs from September to June, Monday to Friday from 8:45 am to 3:45 pm, with a half-day on Thursday from 8:45 to 11:45 am (complimentary childcare service is offered from 11:45 am to 3:45 pm on Thursdays).
The Before and After School Program, Hot Lunch Program and break week day camps are available to all students enrolled in the Kindergarten Program. More information about these programs is available under Student Life.
All students are assigned a “Progress Booklet” in which teachers will track skill development and highlight key-abilities such as “I can say my name in front of a group” or “I recognize and say the first letter of my name”.
The emphasis of this Progress Booklet is on validating and documenting development successes as well as tracking skill progression. Parents are able to review this booklet at any time to see active skill developments.
The Progress Booklet:
• Facilitates learning since children are aware of what is expected of them and are able to see their past milestones
• Allows teachers to personalize learning activities to best suit the needs of a child
• Positions parents to help their child develop key skills at home thanks to clear learning objectives
For detailed Kindergarten Program learnings, please view our Kindergarten Progress Booklet.