Discover The École, a French-American School in Manhattan

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[Sponsored article] This spring, The École is inviting interested families to discover its unique French-American school and meet the community. Parents and children are invited to The École’s Discovery Day, and to take part in a variety of activities and workshops.

The École is an independent French-American school located in Manhattan’s vibrant Flatiron District. Its unique French-American bilingual curriculum caters to children from 2 to 14 (preschool through 8th Grade).

Discovery Day

On Saturday, April 29 from 2-5 p.m., The École is opening the doors of its Maternelle (preschool) building and inviting new families to visit.

Kids from 2 to 6 can take part in bilingual workshops led by The École’s French and English Maternelle teachers in the classroom.

  • For ages 2-4: Spring Art with Andrea (Nursery English Teacher) and Olfa (Pre-Nursery French Teacher)

Andrea and Olfa will work with different tools and mediums helping children create a spring art scene. Each student will get the chance to express themselves through this creative process.

  • For ages 4-5: Color Mixing and Animal Collage with Virginie (Pre-K French Teacher) and Yuna (Pre-K English Teacher)

Virginie and Yuna will read a book about colors and the children will do a color-mixing experiment. Then, they will make an animal collage inspired by Eric Carle’s book, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

  • For ages 5-6: Music with Alisha (Kindergarten English Teacher) and Julien (Kindergarten French Teacher)

Join Alisha and Julien’s bilingual music class! They will lead the children, teaching them body percussion and rhythm through traditional songs in French and in English.

Discovery Day is a wonderful, fun-filled introduction to The École’s unique bilingual curriculum, which allows children to flourish individually and as part of a group, in the friendly welcoming environment of their classrooms.

A Wonderful Way to Meet the Community

Families are also invited to the Multi-Purpose Room and the rooftop, where they can meet other members of The École community: the leadership team, teachers, and Parent Ambassadors. It’s an opportunity for interested parents to meet members of The École’s teaching team, which is composed of qualified and experienced French and American native-speaking teachers, all certified by the French Ministry of Education and New York State respectively.

In a relaxed and friendly setting, parents will get to meet the Head of school, the leadership team, and parent ambassadors over light refreshments, while the children take part in activities and games supervised by their school life assistants and partners. Balloon sculpting, face painting, sketching, fishing, and lots of other surprises are scheduled to keep your children delighted during Discovery Day.

Registration is required for Discovery Day and places are limited, so please click here to sign up.

If you are not available to join on April 29, don’t hesitate to reach out to The École’s Admissions Team ([email protected]) to organize a private school tour.

Summer Camp

From Monday, June 26 to Friday, July 14, The École is hosting its annual Summer Camp, and all children from 3 to 10 years old are welcome to join – students from The École and neighborhood friends alike. There is no minimum level of French or English required to join the Camp, and children are welcome on a weekly, daily, or half-daily basis.

About The École

Located in New York’s vibrant Flatiron District, The École is an intimate and independent French-American school that cultivates an internationally-minded community of students from Maternelle to Middle School.

At The École, the goal of education is to develop well-informed, well-rounded, responsible and compassionate students who can create and connect to a world filled with possibilities. This belief is at the heart of their uniquely-designed bilingual program, in which students learn to not just speak, read, and write in two languages, but also to think, feel, and act in ways that are informed by two cultures.

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