PEDAGOGY – PRINCIPLES & PRACTICES
Ever-faithful to its original mission, EURÉCOLE’s objectives are : to give students the necessary tools to succeed as tomorrow’s good citizens of Europe and the world.
Based on a unique pedagogical concept that is innovative and open to the world, EURÉCOLE offers a balanced studies/sports/arts programme comprising of three languages – French, English, Spanish or German.
Starting at pre-school, EURÉCOLE has a diversified approach to teaching, and small group sizes that favor individual attention to each and every pupil’s needs is a guarantee.
From nursery school through primary school, EURÉCOLE welcomes 250 students, both French speakers and non-French speakers. Our priority is to integrate each child, taking into account his or her personal profile and mother tongue.
Non-French Speaking Students
Individual tutoring on a daily basis helps children who don’t yet speak French adapt fully and rapidly. In addition to total immersion in a French classroom, these children have the advantage of individual instruction in French as a Foreign Language that will permit them to quickly speak French and learn the basis of the written language. With this personalized attention, they will discover our language and culture with pleasure, and the eventual difficulties will be attenuated.
Personalized instruction helps newcomers adapt rapidly and permits them to follow the French national curriculum along with their classmates. At the same time, these students can enjoy the advantages of EURÉCOLE’s enriched syllabus which includes a wide range of subjects that assure a well-rounded education: algebra, art history, computer science, Antique Civilisation studies etc..
EURÉCOLE is a private secular institution recognized by the French Ministry of Education and supported by the City of Paris. The school is composed of both two State-funded classes (sous contrat) and classes that are not State-funded (hors contrat).
Students take the French national exams corresponding to their age and grade level, and are registered for tests leading to foreign language certificates such as those offered by the British Council, the Goethe-Institut and the Instituto Cervantes.
EURÉCOLE is a member of ELSA, an organization of international schools offering quality instruction of English.
As a French system school, EURÉCOLE respects the high teaching standards imposed by the national school curriculum – and goes well beyond this to offer its pupils a balanced learning experience in the arts, sports and academics.
NURSERY & KINDERGARTEN – IT’S NEVER TOO SOON TO START
EURÉCOLE promotes from the earliest age a high quality education supported by early learning and daily trilingual practice.
The balanced development of pupils is EURÉCOLE’s main preoccupation.
In nursery school, days are enriched through artistic expression supported by art history, sporting activities and the monitoring of sensorial abilities.
Within an international environment, framed by a team of qualified pedagogues, your child will be set on the road to ‘openness’ and excellence in an atmosphere of joyful curiosity each and every day.
Dedicated to developing early learning skills, EURÉCOLE promotes pre-reading, pre-writing and pre-maths activities in the first year of nursery school.
The structured learning of English and German or Spanish, with native language teachers, is based on oral communication.
Physical education activities at EURÉCOLE put the accent on enhancing whole body awareness, coordination, right/left handedness and other neuro-motor activities.
Art history, an atmosphere of heightened creativity and special attention to fine motor skills complete the children’s general education.
One booklet and Three report cards are given to parents during the year so that they can follow their child’s progress.
A Parent/Teacher meeting – organized at the beginning of the school year – will allow parents to meet the team charged with instructing their children: the grade teacher, the language teachers, the Physical Education teachers will all be on-hand for this meeting…
At this time also, a detailed curriculum for the year ahead will be presented – along with the text books used and the teacher’s pedagogical strategy.
Little by little, through the diverse events that punctuate the school year (Halloween, Carnival), our students become important and active actors in the life of EURÉCOLE.
Frequent cultural field trips and workshops are organized to stimulate the curiosity and sense of discovery for our youngest children and to introduce them to new ideas.
PRIMARY – ON THE ROAD AND LOVING IT !
At EURÉCOLE Primary, all necessary means are used to support and encourage the intellectual and artistic development of our pupils.
EURÉCOLE gives its pupils every chance to become the players of tomorrow’s Europe.
We promote the mastering of knowledge, stimulate the desire to learn – all the time nourishing general knowledge and encouraging true talent to out!
Every EURÉCOLE pupil is trilingual when they exit EURÉCOLE Primary, thanks to languages courses taught by native teachers.
Pupils are also enriched with extended written exchange programmes in France and abroad in similarly international and multicultural environments.
Structured learning of English, German and Spanish, with mother-tongue language teachers, is based on written and oral communication skills.
To assure their progress, students are put into the language group corresponding to their level.
Students attend Physical Education class several times a week, going to a stadium for athletics and group sports.
Art History instruction with working artists develops both artistic expression and knowledge of major art movements and techniques.
Computer science classes, taught in English, allow students to master constantly evolving information technologies and to use them judiciously.
Frequent cultural field trips and workshops are organized to stimulate curiosity and a sense of discovery and to broaden their cultural background.
At 10, in CM2, instruction in Latin introduces ancient civilization and addresses areas such as etymology.
Studying algebra confronts CM2 students with abstract thought and mathematical reasoning, and helps them gain confidence as they prepare for Secondary.