Paris
Montessori, International, French curriculum
Bilingual
Ages 3 to 11

École Montessori Bilingue de Saint-Cloud

CurriculumMontessori, International, French
Age RangeAges 3 to 11
BilingualYes
International Baccalaureate No
Avg. students per class 16
Max. students per class 18
First year fees:

School Information

Number of students

120

Most common nationality

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

Max. number of students per class

18

Average number of students per class

Preschool: 10 - 14
Primary: 15 - 18

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

Yes

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

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

Uniform required

No

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

8:45

School finish time

15:30

School provided lunches

No

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.

Location

Get in touch with the school

Contact email: embcci@gmail.com
Address: 5 Rue de Garches, 92210 Saint-Cloud, France