Montessori, International, French curriculum
Ages 3 to 11

École Montessori Bilingue de Saint-Cloud

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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and French
Native English and French teachers
Extra languages (other than English and French)
Class sizes Average 16 students / class
Maximum 18 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus

This school is not available for a twelve year old child.

Address: 5 Rue de Garches, 92210 Saint-Cloud, France

All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students


Most common nationality

EMBCCI has many French students, but also English, American, German, Spanish, and others.

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class

Preschool: 10 - 14
Primary: 15 - 18

Native English and French speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English and French


Do teachers assign homework to their students?

No written homework, thanks to focused and fruitful work periods in class.

Uniform required


Entry evaluation for students

Interview with both parents and child (Primary School applicants must attend; Pre-School applicants are encouraged to attend).

School start time


School finish time


School provided lunches


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

École Montessori Bilingue school is in Saint-Cloud, a suburb just west of Paris.
EMBCCI welcomes a diverse group of 120 students from countries around the world. EMBCCI takes a unique approach inspired by the work of Maria Montessori, one that is open and adapted to the children of today.
Both pre-school section and primary school are bilingual (French and English).

The school is composed of a number of small and charming buildings situated around a pleasant courtyard space.

Teaching approach of the school

EMBCCI school shares many values with France’s public schools: freedom, respect for diversity, and secularism. At the same time, it diverges strongly in some of its methods and pedagogical approaches (e.g., small class sizes, active learning, a greater emphasis on English language learning).

The idea that adults should treat children with respect is one of Maria Montessori’s most important contributions. The teacher is not a “master” but rather a “guide” who leads the child towards independence and autonomy by respecting the child’s natural learning rhythm.
Fostering respect between a child and his classmates is another priority of the teaching team. As a social arena, EMBCCI school offers children the keys to resolve their own conflicts through communication and discussion, without recourse to violence.
Finally, children learn to respect the rules laid out for them by adults, in a secure and structured environment. Using a “firm but fair” approach, teachers guide students towards an understanding of and appreciation for classroom rules.