October 19, 2013
The International Leadership Academy, serving preschool through 5th grade, is a truly excellent French immersion school that also features Spanish. The directors lead with strong vision and a firm and loving hand, yielding students with great respect and character, and who are highly skilled and highly thoughtful in languages, math, science, technology, history, philosophy, physical activity, theatre, music and the arts. Monsieur Massene, in line with his Senegalese griot tradition, tells fabulous stories to the children, evoking the imagination and prompting their awareness and responsibilities as growing little people. Themes, whether seasonal, cultural, ecological or academic, are woven thoroughly and beautifully throughout each grade level and subject, showcasing the masterful planning of Patricia, the pedagogical director. Individual attention to each child and how each one can progress beyond what is expected happens each and every day at ILA. Finally, the sense of a welcoming and inclusive French-speaking and francophone community is very strong, which can be seen by how the grandparents interact with us parents- they are loved, appreciated and welcomed ! We love ILA!
- submitted by a parent