A welcoming school that puts students development first
The maternelle is not a day care service, but rather an educational program run by skilled certified teachers. Our program complies with the standards set by the Agency for French Education Abroad (Agence pour l’enseignement français à l’étranger, or AEFE) and features several specialized learning modules designed to accommodate the needs of young children.
Our maternelle program has several objectives:
- Helping children discover their personalities
- Stimulating sensory, motor, cognitive, and social development
- Developing self-esteem and teaching respect for others
- Encouraging growth
Students receive three hours of instruction in English per week, which allows them to master the French language and understand the two official languages of Canada. Our education integrates specific pedagogical objectives and approaches aimed at mastering the child’s mother tongue and French.
Learning Through Play
Our program aims to prepare children to learn the fundamental skills they will be taught in elementary school, and teaches them the basic principles of living in a society. It is designed to cultivate curiosity and enjoyment of learning in young children in order to help prepare them for their future as students.
An Adaptable School
Our adapted teaching environment enables kindergarten students to reach their fullest potential. The school is organized in such a way to stimulate young children’s imaginations and meet their fundamental needs—most notably play, movement, rest, and discovery. Every aspect of the program is designed to maximize the number of opportunities for sensory, motor, interpersonal, and cognitive experiences, all in a safe environment.
Our maternelle program has dispensed with traditional models of quantitative evaluation in favour of a skills-based evaluation model that values individual progress. Thus, all students are free to progress at their own pace and give their personal best.
Our teachers are trained to teach in fun and exciting ways, and will be more than happy to guide your child through every stage of their development.