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La Petite Ecole / English French

Private | PK-6 | 150 students

Our school is best known for our challenging French curriculum.
 
 

 
 

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Posted June 25, 2013

La petite cole has a strong curriculum paired with caring, competent teachers. My daughter attended pre-K (maternelle, moyenne section) this year, after attending 3 years of full-immersion French programs elsewhere, and for the first time, she is willing to speak French. Her teacher helped her build her confidence. The school also has a far more detailed and rigorous curriculum than any other pre-K I have seen, due in large part to its certification with the French government. "Play-based" it is not. The teachers have goals in mind and they know how to help the students reach those goals. My daughter thrived in this structured, well-planned environment.
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Posted April 19, 2013

La petite cole. Amazing school with great nurturing and smart teachers. they teach respect and french and my son now speaks both languages well for a 2 year old. The school day is perfect too, 9-3:15. Its a bit pricey but if you can afford it, I think the fundamental education in the primary years is the most important. The classes are very small too. Wonderful school.
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Posted January 24, 2013

If you care about giving your kids a bilingual education, this is the school to consider. The academic discipline instills great work ethics into the students minds. My kids have grown to adore the school and they seem to have a great time working, playing and interacting with other kids and teachers. This is their 5th year there and I intend to keep them there, as long as possible. The leadership is outstanding and the staff is very friendly. Your best choice if you want to do down the private school route.
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Posted September 29, 2012

I am so happy with la petite ecole ! My daughter is teached respect, politeness, good manners but also art, music, vocabulary, counting, alphabet... The classroom size is just perfect : 2 teachers for 12 students. My daughter made so quick progress in french and english but also in socialisation. I could'nt find a better school !
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Posted November 4, 2011

La Petite Ecole is a great school, my 2 kids go there and they just love it. The french teachers are from france and they provide the best in terms of education and building a warm relationship with the kids that is filled with respect. The schools offers all the good aspects that my kids need.
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Posted September 7, 2010

La Petite Ecole has achieved what we thought would be possible only by moving to France. Our two girls are thoroughly comfortable with the language and enjoy switching to French whenever they can. The school has a relaxed, playful environment where students participate in activities that nurture, build self-confidence and self-esteem, and reward their creativity and innate inquisitiveness. We feel very fortunate to have discovered La Petite Ecole. The daily progress that our girls have made in language and reasoning is a real testament to the school s dedication, energy, skill and love for teaching. For those of you who are on a tight budget and are concerned about class size, the school cannot be beat.
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Posted August 31, 2009

Great school with small class sizes. Kids learn about art and have great PE classes. No bullying issues. My kids love going to school and excel in both French and English.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 26%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 11%
Black 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hispanic 0% 52%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
portuguese
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • French
Foreign languages taught
  • French
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • French
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
  • portuguese

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

School start time
  • 9:00 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:45 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:45 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Thierry Pasquet
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 2 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Fax number
  • (201) 357-1495

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • French Curriculum
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Foreign languages
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Science
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • French
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • French
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • French

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
  • portuguese
Extra learning resources offered
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Gymnastics
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Field hockey
  • Gymnastics
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • None
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Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$5000 - $10000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Pacific Beach Middle School
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3219 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92117
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Phone: (858) 274-2890

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