L’élémentaire: Grades 1-5
Cycle 2: 1st-3rd grades (CP, CE1, CE2)
Fundamental Developmental Areas
Cycle 2 focuses on the comprehension and mastery of fundamental skills. Students learn to read, write, and communicate fluently in both French and English. Our French curriculum covers reading and writing, math, science, art activities, and physical education as well as social and emotional skills. Our English curriculum covers literacy and social studies as well as math; beginning in Cycle 2, we implement the Singapore Math curriculum.
Cycle 3: 4th-5th grades (CM1, CM2)
Consolidation of Developmental Concepts
Cycle 3 focuses on consolidating skills; students explore more complex concepts in a deeper way. By Grade 4, teaching is 50% in French and 50% in English. This bilingual approach ensures that academic goals are reached in both languages in order to facilitate a smooth transition to middle school.
Co-teaching Method and Bilingual Education
The French teacher and the English teacher at each grade level are a team for our students. The teachers devote several hours per month to work together, collaborate on projects and curricular units and communicate on each student’s growth. Several times a week, the two teachers spend time together in the classroom to focus on projects where students can use resources in both languages and social-emotional learning. Co-teaching enhances continuity in the classroom and reinforces skills taught in both curriculums and both languages.