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|Language of instruction||English and French|
|Native English and French teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English and French)|
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|Number of students||
|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
|Language support for students not fluent in English and French||
Each year, EABJM welcomes more than one hundred new non-French speaking students. Up to CP (first grade) children are placed directly with other students at the appropriate age/grade level. Beginning in CE1 (second grade), new non-French speaking students enroll in "adaptation" classes where they follow a French immersion program. A senior advisor follows them closely and, the following year, students join the mainstream where they continue to be supported with a special French program that involves three weekly hours of special French classes over and above the standard French curriculum. Living in France provides further language and cultural immersion.
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
French, Chinese, Spanish, German, Italian
|Use of technology in the classroom||
Ecole Jeannine Manuel believes that the question should be technology and school, rather than technology at school. The focus, therefore, is not having one-to-one tablets (or computers), interactive white boards, or other IT equipment at school; rather, it is to explore if and how pedagogical practices can be enhanced.
|Do teachers assign homework to their students?||
|Approximate hours of homework given||
There are no formal homework requirements in the Primary School. In Middle School, are expected to dedicate around nine hours per week to homework. Aside from daily lessons, assignments are usually given one week in advance. The following link is an example of a Study Guide for 6th grade students.
No, however the students are expected to dress appropriately for their day at school!
|Deadline for registration (new academic year)||
|Students can join after academic year begins||
|External examinations or assessments available||
IB Diiploma, American High School Diploma
|School start time||
|School finish time||
Primary classes: 15:15
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
Arts, music, cultural activities, sports, musical comedy, choir, creative writing, theater, comic book, hip hop, jazz, tap dancing, chess, robotics, crafts, sewing, cooking, Kung Fu, soccer, rock climbing, coding, theater, yoga, photo, jazz dance, basketball, football, debate club.
|School provided lunches||
Primary School students may opt for a full meal provided by the school or bring their own lunchbox. Middle and Upper School students choose a full meal (demi-pension) or a snack menu (salads and sandwiches). There is no lunchbox option for secondary students.
|Sports activities included||
|Sports facilities at the school||
Gymnasium and access to nearby sports facilities a short bus ride from its main campus.
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students||
Yes it does, and some very successful ones too! On Wednesday afternoons EABJM's Association Sportive organizes athletic activities for upper Primary School and Middle School students. The students who elect to join sports teams (soccer, basketball, gymnastics, etc.) compete with other schools in several leagues during the course of the school year.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
An associated UNESCO school, École Jeannine Manuel is also contractually part of the French national education system. The high school prepares students for the French Baccalaureate, the French Baccalaureate with Option Internationale, or the International Baccalaureate.
|Teaching approach of the school||
The lower and middle schools follow the French national curriculum with several exceptions: