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The Little French School is passionate about empowering students socially, emotionally and academically through the medium of French culture, diversity, and language in an accessible and fun learning environment. Our vision is to support the well-being and self-confidence of each student while instilling in them acceptance, respect and creativity. We never forget the importance of play. It teaches socialization, and empathy. All these combined promote learning.
The Little French School‘s philosophy is to prepare students to embrace life by modeling kindness, cultural awareness and respect of others. Creativity and individuality are highly encouraged in a safe and loving setting.
We believe that inclusion is a right, not a privilege. LFS is an open, and accepting safe space for all children, families, and staff to learn, explore, play, connect, and work. We do not discriminate in enrollment or employment decisions on the basis of race, religion, ethnic or national origin, familial status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, ability or any other protected status under federal, state or local law. We welcome in our school all shapes, sizes, colors, sexes, languages, cultures, beliefs, ages and statuses.
Why Choose the Little French School?
Excellent student-teacher ratio | Hands-on learning | Organic or locally grown snack | Supportive, experienced teachers | Sensory play | Academic preparation | Individualized attention | Allergy-friendly environment | Welcoming, diverse community | Language development | Nonprofit Organization |
Our school is open for children between the age of 24 months and 5 years in our three French-immersion classes. See enrollment page for more information.
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Life at the LFS
Our immersion program seeks to sharpen each child’s intellectual abilities by using a second language as a medium of instruction, helping the children to develop their full potential. Each child’s individuality and creativity is honored and encouraged, which helps our young learners develop self-esteem.
We maintain an environment in which positive reinforcement is provided and children are able to make choices. Respect for one another is at the core of our philosophy, and conflicts are resolved with redirection, communication, and mutual respect.
LFS is dedicated to small class sizes and personalized attention, basing the level of instruction on each child’s interest and abilities. We are also passionate about forging connections between family, community, and environment, and supporting cultural awareness in our students. Children are encouraged to explore their own creativity and individuality through activities and projects in the areas of art, music, storytelling, discovery science, and physical and environmental education. The French language is learned gradually as children hear it spoken throughout the day.
In the 2022 - 2023 school year, we will be open Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm, subject to reacher availability and the COVID-19 situation.
We offer out Toute Petite Section, Petite Section, and Moyenne Section for children between the ages of 24 months and 5 years. We provide a 10-month pre-academic program (early September through mid-June and try to follow the 4J calendar as much as we can. Our classrooms are currently closed over summer vacation.
Toute Petite Section (Toddler)
This class focuses mainly on fostering the development of social-emotional skills & interactions with pairs. This helps the children navigate in a structured classroom setting. An emphasis is put on learning to share, building friendships, & autonomy within a nurturing & safe group environment.
Toute Petite Section operates from 8:30am-5:30pm with full time and part time options available. For this age group, we offer 5 days/week M-F.
Petite Section (Preschool)
This class introduces discovery and exploration through art, songs, movement, stories, & manipulatives. Fostering the development of budding social skills & interactions, we help your child’s personality bloom. An emphasis is put on learning to share, building friendships, & autonomy within a nurturing & safe group environment.
Petite Section operates from 8:30am-5:30pm, 5 days/week, with full and part time options available.
Moyenne Section (Pre-K)
This class provides a French intensive experience that promotes discovery-learning in a fun, warm, & dynamic environment while attending to each child’s individual needs. The curriculum includes broad academics, science, music, geography, arts & crafts, baking, & role-playing. Our imaginary travels around the world provide insight to international cultures & introduce the children to different world views.
Moyenne Section operates from 8:30am-5:30pm 5 days/week, with full time and part time options available.