53 rue Erlanger, 75016 Paris
The Jardin d’Enfants Montessori d’Auteuil was founded in 1985, it is one of the three campuses of The Bilingual Montessori School of Paris and has two classes:
- The Toddler Program (2 to 3 years old, 12 children)
- Children’s House (3 to 6 years old, 24 children)
We are an accredited Montessori school by both AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) and AMF (Association Montessori de France). We also have the certification of the PMI (Protection Maternelle et Infantile – Protection for Mothers and Infants) from the city of Paris.
Our school is completely bilingual. Each class has two AMI trained Montessori teachers, one Anglophone AMI teacher whose mother tongue is English, and one French AMI teacher. In the Children’s House there is also an assistant.
Bilingual and Cultural Immersion
Bilingual immersion happens naturally in our classrooms. Each day the children work with the Montessori material, guided by the teachers in English or French. The child hears and integrates language through the interactions of the child and teacher, as well as between the children working together. Currently we have 20 different nationalities in the two classes.
A caring and professional staff with years of experience
The teachers for our Toddler program (2 to 3 years old) are AMI certified, our French teacher has 20 years’ experience, our Anglophone teacher has 17 years’ experience with this age group.
In our Children’s House (3 to 6 years old) we have an AMI trained French teacher who has 22 years’ experience, an Anglophone AMI trained teacher with 17 years’ experience and an AMI Montessori assistant. The teachers have worked together as a team for 15 years.
Our school is open four days a week: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The school follows the French National vacation calendar for Zone C.
The Toddler Program
(2 to 3 years old, approximately 12 children)
“Learning to Learn and Learning Together”
We welcome 2 to 3 year-old children from 8:45 am until 12 noon. It is possible for children who are 2 and half years old to stay at school until 4pm. The first days of school, the child may attend class for shorter periods, i.e. an hour or two until he/she is fully acclimated to their new environment at their own rhythm. According to Maria Montessori separation and maturity must be taken into careful consideration; one must respect the rhythm of the child.
The child is greeted every morning, by one French teacher and one English-speaking teacher. Socialization, Language Development, enrichment of vocabulary in both languages, sharing, and absorbing activities in this harmonious environment is the beginning of a perfect early learning experience. Activities include working with exercises in the Practical Life discipline, and the Sensorial discipline. Children from many different nationalities (this year we have 20 different nationalities) learn together in French and in English. Monday mornings our music teacher joins the children for our “Music and the Brain” program. Each day the children work with the Montessori material appropriate for their age, they also participate in art projects, and small and large motor coordination activities which are all part of their early learning experience.
The Montessori philosophy is based on RESPECT (respect for one’s self, for others, for the environment, and respect for the child’s rhythm). The children learn in a caring, harmonious and stimulating environment helping the child become independent and confident.
The children are being prepared for our 3 to 6 year old program, where they will be welcomed into a similar bilingual environment.
(3 to 6 years old, 24 children)
The 3 to 6 year old children are welcomed by one French AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) trained teacher, and one Anglophone AMI trained teacher. The children enjoy lunch together at school. A rest time / nap is provided after lunch for the first year children (3 years old).
Three ages in the same class
The Montessori philosophy is based on “the open classroom” for children from 3 to 6 years of age, in order to work and learn together in both English and French. This ambience fosters cooperation, rather than competition. Interactions between the children play a key role in their development; the youngest children identify with the older ones, while the older children enjoy helping the younger ones carry out their activities. The curriculum encompasses four major disciplines:
- Practical Life (care of one's self and the environment)
- Sensorial Development (activities to enhance the six senses)
- Language (writing, reading)
- Mathematics (decimal system, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, association of quantities and symbols)
In our class we use Montessori material which is hand-made in Holland and is accredited by the AMI (Association Montessori Internationale). We regularly replace the material when it is damaged due to everyday wear and tear.
The mathematical material comprises the golden glass beads, i.e. units, ten bars, hundred squares and thousand cubes, the weight of this material is essential for the sensorial perception of each quantity which is the reason for glass beads instead of plastic.
The Montessori language material, i.e. the moveable alphabet and the sand paper letters, French cursive, and English print, allow the child to learn to write and read in a “hands on” manner.
Once a week the children participate in a baking workshop.
- Toddlers (2 to 3 years old) Half Day from 8:45 am to 12 noon
- Toddlers (2 to 3 years old) Full Day from 8:45 am to 4pm (1)
- Children's House (3 to 6 years old) Full Day from 8:45 am to 4 pm (1)
(1) Meals at school
One time new student fee (non-refundable) 500 €
|Toddler Class (8:45 am to 12 noon)||8,900 euros/year|
|Toddlers (Full Day 8:45 am to 4 pm)*||11,400 euros/year|
|Children’s House, First, Second and Third year (Full Day 8:45 am to 4 pm)*||11,400 euros/year|
A medical certificate is required for any exception (allergy, etc.) to the lunch menu.
For families with two or more children enrolled at the same time in the school, a reduction of 5% is granted on the amount of the tuition fees for the 2nd child.
The meal is delivered by the caterer "Ekilibre" which offers varied balanced menus and very often organic. Each meal includes a raw vegetable starter, a main dish, a cheese and a dessert.