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|
All the details about this school in their own words
|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
|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.
|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.
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.