La Petite Ecole
"La Petite Ecole" is a full immersion, half-day program offered on our Sausalito campus for students 2 years and older.
As part of the French Maternelle, La Petite Ecole follows a curriculum that naturally and gently prepares little ones to enter our Petite Section. In La Petite Ecole, children play and learn together, socialize and interact while fully immersed in the French language. They explore spoken language as well as all forms of communication: body language, acting and artistic expression. They develop gross and fine motor skills. They learn to reason and organize their thoughts, while exploring the world around them. Play-based projects begin the process of setting a solid foundation of learning and life skills, generously incorporating artistic activities, in a friendly French environment led by a certified French teacher and an assistant.
Available on our beautiful Sausalito campus, La Petite Ecole is a 5-morning-per-week program which begins at 8:30am and ends at 12:30 pm, after lunch.
Can my child attend LPE?
La Petite Ecole is a class designed for students who are still too young to join preschool, or just need a gentler start.
Applicants for September 2017 are born between September 1, 2014 and August 31st, 2015.
Children born between September 1, 2014 and December 31st, 2014 also have the option to enter our full time program in Petite Section.
Applicants do not need to be potty trained to attend this program.
The start of a great adventure
La Petite Ecole is a year-long program that prepares children to enter either Petite or Moyenne Section the following year, based on their age and upon recommendation from our academic team.
For the whole of La Maternelle (La Petite Ecole, Petite Section, Moyenne Section and Grande Section,) our immersive bilingual program encourages students to develop, use and retain French, while allowing them to use their first language to develop communication. In this model students develop language skills early, establishing a strong base for further bilingual and immersion learning.
Affording La Petite Ecole
The yearly tuition fee for this program is $15,885.
There is no entrance fee.
To learn more about this program, please contact our admissions office.
How do I apply
If you are interested in La Petite Ecole, please contact the Admission office! We are eager to share more with you about this wonderful new program..
Fill out an Application Form (be sure to select La Petite Ecole/Preschool Part Time as your grade level.) Supporting required documents will be similar to any application in Preschool.
We look forward to receiving your application! As soon as we do, we will contact you to schedule a school visit and interview.