Admission

We believe that a school is a partnership between teachers, students, and parents. All three roles play an important part in creating the perfect environment for children to flourish.

We offer a variety of attendance options for our programs, all of which fulfill your child's need for enrichment, exploration, and consistency.

Bilingual learning is just the beginning...

Our Maternelle program (Preschool, Pre-K, Kindergarten) provides a full French immersion experience, and our Tout Petit Programme (Toddlers) provides a bilingual English/French learning environment.

 

Join us for mornings, or for full days! Learn more about what our mornings and full days have to offer to find the right option for your family.

Matinées (mornings)

Our mornings run from 9:00am-12:00pm. 

Our "matinées" include:

  • Morning circle time that includes daily routines, songs and fingerplays, and story-telling

  • Reggio-inspired, theme-based classroom explorations

  • Extensive time spent in our outdoor learning environment (rain or shine!)

  • Weekly Music Together© classes, led by our own Music Together In School Specialist

  • Social-Emotional Learning lessons

  • Independent exploration time in the classroom's various "learning centers"

  • Large muscle activity development time in our large multipurpose room

  • Montessori Practical Life and Sensorial activities

Journées complètes (full days)

Our full days run from 9:00am-3:30pm.

Full days include our unique "après-midi" curriculum, in addition to our matinées. 

Après-midi includes:

  • Social lunch time and table etiquette

  • Nap time/quiet rest time

  • Yoga and mindfulness

  • Weekly Learning Library times, including a library Story Time (Maternelle students are also able to check out books to bring home!)

  • Additional large motor skill development

  • Additional time in our outdoor learning environment

 Our programs use the Minnesota Early Childhood Indicators of Progress (ECIP's) to ensure that your child is right on track in their development, in addition to the French Ministry of Education Standards in Maternelle. Students' progress is tracked in the specialized French software "Je valide” and shared with parents through a detailed report twice a year.

Application Process

The first step in joining our small school community is to schedule a personal visit. When you've decided that The French Académie is the right fit for your family, follow the steps below to finalize your enrollment.