L’élémentaire: Grades 1-5
Cycle 2: 1st-3rd grades (CP, CE1, CE2)
Fundamental Developmental Areas
Cycle 2 focuses on the comprehension and development of fundamental skills. Students learn to read, write, and communicate fluently in both French and English. Our curriculum covers reading, writing, oral language, math, science, art activities, social studies and physical education. Learning is strongly based on concrete, real life situations. Students manipulate, experiment, use visuals in their work and discover the world. By the end of the cycle, the students have a strong foundation on skills they will use throughout their life: solve a problem, understand a text, write a text and work on a project.
Cycle 3: 4th-5th grades (CM1, CM2)
Consolidation of Developmental Concepts
Cycle 3 focuses on consolidating skills and developing independence and leadership. Students explore more complex concepts in a deeper way. Through projects, students develop their research skills, question the world, publish final drafts of writing and present to peers. By Grade 4, teaching is 50% in French and 50% in English, ensuring that academic goals are reached in both languages in order to facilitate a smooth transition to middle school. In 5th grade, students take the DELF test, a diploma issued by the French Ministry for National Education certifying French language skills in reading, writing, speaking and comprehension.