Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Are you a private nursery in English?

Our private bilingual primary school is referenced to the Rectorate of Paris and not to the PMI. We welcome children from 20 months but their place of reception is called a "children's community", the equivalent of a very small kindergarten section. It's a bit like a last year of nursery school, but we made the choice that the children be looked after by a French-speaking Montessori educator and an English-speaking Montessori assistant (and not by educators of Young children as in the nurseries). ). Indeed, Montessori teaching for children aged 2 to 3 precisely meets their needs and helps them develop their sensory, motor, language and concentration faculties. Our very small section gently and kindly prepares children for their entry into kindergarten.

-Do you practice yoga in kindergarten?

Yes, our educators are trained in mini yoga. We practice it during quiet times (after the meal). One of our educators is also trained for philosophy workshops for children aged 3 to 7.

-When does the enrollment start for the private nursery school and the enrollment for the private primary school?

The pre-registration form on our website can be completed by you from October. It does not commit you to anything but allows us to contact you and invite you to our information meetings. All the families meet the principal and visit the school from January. You will receive a response to your registration request no later than three weeks after the interview with the director.

- Do the children who have been in a Montessori primary school easily readjust to the traditional system?

Children who have followed a Montessori cycle (from 3 to 6 years old, for example), generally have no academic concerns. At the private bilingual Montessori Jeunes Pousses school, we ensure that the children master, at the end of the cycle (before the first grade), all the achievements expected by the National Education. Thanks to the material offered and our personalized teaching, it is not uncommon to see 5-year-old children entering reading or already having fun with subtractions. Montessori children who return to a classical elementary school or a private elementary school may be surprised to have to sit in their chair for several hours or to have to take a lecture. But families are invited to tell us about their plan upstream so that we can anticipate and offer the child to work more in his office on lessons that we submit to him. In general, after a maximum of one month, the Montessori children, who have acquired a great ability to adapt in our classes, were able to adopt the codes and rules of other schools without any problem.

-How are the recess?

We are very fortunate to enjoy the park of the large square of Bitche (3 min walk from the school) which offers fun facilities for children from 2 to 8 years old. The older ones benefit from a dedicated space in the square to have fun and exercise. The school also has an educational garden in a private courtyard where children come in small groups every week to learn about gardening and study plants. Finally, we have access to municipal gymnasiums for our sports and body awareness sessions and we have forged a partnership with the Center équestre de la Villette for an introduction to the pony.

- Do the children play sports?

Yes of course ! Yoga, dancing, gym, ball games, pony and maybe swimming soon! We have access to municipal gymnasiums for our sports and body awareness sessions and we have established a partnership with the Center équestre de la Villette for an introduction to the pony.

- Does the bilingual Montessori Jeunes Pousses School organize outings?

The bilingual Montessori Jeunes Pousse School benefits from an exceptional geographical environment. It is located a few steps from the Philharmornie, the Cité des Sciences, the Paris-Villette theater, the Benjamin Rabier children's library, the MK2 cinemas, the Parc de la Villette and the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont. Our students (even the youngest who are in our “Children's Community”, which is the equivalent of a bilingual crèche) are therefore taken to these different places throughout the year, to participate in early learning sessions. musical, to attend theater shows, to discover the cinema, to enjoy the large green spaces during a Piknik day for example, or to listen to storytelling readings in the library. Our team is delighted to be able to introduce children to new horizons.

- My child is not "clean", can he still go back to school?

Our private Montessori and English school follows the rhythm of the children. We welcome children from the age of 20 months in our Children's Community (equivalent to a bilingual and Montessori crèche). We don't wait for children to be continents already. We are equipped and trained for changes. As we are a Montessori school, we ask the child to participate in his change. Pull-up diapers help children to be independent. We are helping him too. Little by little, by imitating the children who already use our small toilets, the children will all acquire “cleanliness”.

- Will my child become bilingual thanks to your school?

Ecole Jeunes Pousses is a bilingual school. This means that in each class (even in a very small section), a native English speaking teacher (who was born in an English speaking country and whose mother tongue is English) is present full time alongside the children. This teacher is responsible for speaking only English all day. Children will therefore discover this language and be lulled by its musicality. They will learn vocabulary naturally and effortlessly. Our learning technique is immersion. From the age of 6, children will also have workshop suggestions for writing and reading in English. For cycle 3 children (CM1 and CM2), more academic grammar and conjugation courses will be introduced. However, a student who lives in France and whose parents do not speak English will not become fully bilingual.

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