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Frequently Asked Questions

Will my child learn how to read and write?

Yes, all children leave the Preschool having above average reading and writing skills.

I have received a positive admission notification for my child to the Preschool, what is the enrollment deadline?

Decisions will be sent to families as soon as possible after the admissions commission. As soon as the notification is sent, you have 5 working days to confirm the enrollment of your child and to pay the yearly non-refundable fees online. Past that deadline, the spot might be given to a student on the waitlist.

I have paid the non-refundable fees but due to a last minute change, my child will not participate at the Preschool. Will I be refunded?

No. Non-refundable fees will not refunded nor credited towards any other part of the school as the spot you have freed might not find a new student.

Is the Preschool a prep school for l'école Jeannine Manuel?

No. Although we have had regularly during the past years students who were admitted at l'EJM, our program is neither designed nor aimed at preparing students to this particular school.

My child has been waitlisted after the Admissions Commission in March, how high are the chances to get a spot before September?

Springtime might entail increased availabilities from April through June as short-time international relocations usually happen before summertime. Furthermore, some of our students might also receive positive admission notifications from school such as Ecole Jeannine Manuel as late as by June.

When and how should the 200 euros admission fees be paid?

The 200 euros admission fees are to be paid once per family while scheduling the meeting with the Director of the Preschool. They are non-refundable and cover the whole admission process.

My child is not potty-trained, can he be admitted at the Dupleix or Fondary Campuses?

No. If your child is not potty-trained at his first day at school, the Letellier Campus is the place to be. In the other Campuses, we do not have the physical and human infrastructure to receive children who are not potty-trained.

What are the Formule Avancée and Formule Elémentaire?

Formule Elémentaire and Formule Avancée are solely lesson packages at a special price that entail 1 hour group course and 30 minutes (Formule Elémentaire) or 45 minutes (Formule Avancée). The 1 hour group course is usually either Music Theory or, at a certain level and for the Jazz 'n Rock Section students, Jazz 'n Rock Ensemble. We also offer the possibility to take other group courses. In any case, student choices must be approved by the faculty.

Are there any kind of "Fast Track" application procedure for the Preschool?

No. We do however offer our Baby Musicking Program partakers from our Music School a special application procedure that ends with the first admissions commission (end of January) instead of the second one (beginning of March). As the usual amount of available spots is low, they can benefit from the first screening. However, the admission procedure per se is the same for everyone. Please read more here.

My child is below 6 but I want to enroll him in an individual instrument lesson, why can't I?

We firmly believe in our program and in its progressiveness. For children aged 5 and above, we do offer a formule junior course, that entails one group course and a 30-minute individual instrument lesson. Check out our Early Childhood Program.

Why can't I bring my child for the meeting with the Director of the Preschool?

Our experience shows that in order to have a good exchange with parents, the absence of the child is of utmost importance. This allows each of us to focus on the discussion and not on the child.

Should I pay the non-refundable fees for each of my children's enrollment?

No. Non-refundable fees apply only once per family regarding the Music School and are due once per family and per year.

I want to apply for the following school year, when should I do it?

You may apply for upcoming school years whenever you want. We encourage families to apply as soon as possible, as it helps us schedule the different meetings. However please keep in mind that this has no impact on the admissions commission's decision regarding your application.

Does the Preschool apply the Montessori Method?

Although some of our teachers may be trained Montessori Teachers, we no longer follow the Montessori Method.

I plan to have more than one child enrolled at the Preschool, does L'Ecole Koenig offer any kind of discount?

Yes. As per our Terms and Conditions, we apply the following policy:

The enrollment of a second child from the same family in the L’Ecole Koenig – Preschool  benefits from a 10% reduction for the youngest child, if the children are enrolled at the same time, during the same school year.
The enrollment of a third child from the same family in the L’Ecole Koenig – Preschool  benefits from a 15% reduction for the youngest child, if the children are enrolled at the same time, during the same school year.

I am new at L'Ecole Koenig Music School and would like to enroll two children aged 6 or more, do I have to schedule two 30 minutes meeting and pay the interview fee twice?

Yes. As much as we would like to make both interviews within one interview slot, our experience shows that in order to truly assess two students and spend the right amount of time speaking with them and the parent(s), we need more than 30 minutes.