La Maison | French Immersion
La maison des enfants, (Children’s House) is a traditional Montessori program for children 3 to 6 years old. La Maison follows the same curriculum of as any other quality Montessori school in the French Speaking world, yet all lessons are conducted in French. While there is a small amount of English, particularly in the beginning of the year for new students who do not yet know any French, the teachers speak to the children all the time in French. In this photo, you see a typical Montessori work of a 4.5 year old using the Movable alphabet to learn how to read. While his native language is English, he does not yet know how to read in English. Like all Montessori classrooms, we have Art, Geography, Science Math, Sensorial and Practical Life areas of the classroom open to the children all the time. We have children who are native speakers of families from Canada, Switzerland, France and Western Africa as well as monolingual children from English only homes. Over the years, La maison des enfants has had children who are are native speakers of families from Germany, China, England, and Viet Nam.