A common base Shared With The French education System
Our Preschool and Kindergarten is a non-contracted school approved by the French Education Ministry. We have crafted an exclusive curriculum that not only follows the recommendations of the French national education system but goes well above and beyond.
The French Elementary school System
The French school system, from Preschool to the end of Elementary School, is composed of three successive learning cycles.
- Cycle 1Ages 3﹣5
The first cycle of primary education corresponds to Preschool and Kindergarten (“Petite et Moyenne Section de maternelle”).
Our Preschool and Kindergarten accepts children aged 2 to 5 years old.
- Cycle 2Ages 6﹣8
The “Cycle 2”, also known as the basic learning cycle, includes the first grade of elementary school (CP), the second grade (CE1) and the third grade (CE2).
Students learn to question the world, arts (visual arts and music education), sports, and moral and civic education.
- Cycle 3Ages 9﹣11
The “Cycle 3”, or consolidation cycle, includes the fourth grade (CM1) and the fifth grade (CM2).
Students consolidate their knowledge and discover science and technology, history and geography, and art history.
Going Beyond the French School System
Our Preschool and Kindergarten covers the “Cycle 1” and, as most of our students are remarkably advanced for their age, some aspects of the “Cycle 2” (Elementary School).
We also start earlier than the “Cycle 1”, as we offer “Toute Petite Section” classes, for children aged two ―who would enroll in a nursery school in the United States.
At L'Ecole Koenig, French is taught in such a way as to:
- Enable them to express themselves correctly orally (individually and in groups)
- To teach them the beginnings of writing
- Develop their phonological awareness to prepare them for reading in primary school
- Develop their understanding of numbers and quantities to prepare them for calculations and operations in primary school.
Our students develop oral language and begin to discover writing, numbers and other areas of learning. They learn by playing, thinking and solving problems, practicing, remembering and memorizing.
Our program is built around English and our students achieve bilingual proficiency at the end of their schooling.English program