Primary School

The primary school welcomes children from 6 to 11 years old. The basic class structure is as follows:

Age Class
6-7 Cours Préparatoire (CP)
7-8 Cours Elémentaire (CE1)
8-9 Cours Elémentaire (CE2)
9-10 Cours Moyen (CM1)
10-11 Cours Moyen (CM2)

My School’s philosophy is to limit class size to enable us to adapt the program to each child’s individual needs. Depending on the number of children, we can have a mixed-age classrooms.

One of the priorities of primary school is to learn French language and mathematics, that are conducted in French in the morning. The English lesson, that takes up 25% to almost 50% of total school time, is taught in the afternoon by an English-speaking teacher. In small groups, the children alternate different subjects, such as science, history, geography, and arts. The rest of the afternoon is spent learning the discovery of the world, science, arts, etc.

My School follows the Common Core of Knowledge and Skills 2016 (le socle commun de connaissances, de compétences et de culture) recommended by the French Ministry of National Education, that is organised around 5 key competences for primary school:

  1. Languages for thinking and communicating
  2. Methods and tools for learning
  3. Becoming a person and a citizen
  4. Natural and technique systems
  5. Representing human activities and the world.