25 Mar The École to Open Pre-Nursery in September 2021!
The École is Very Excited to Offer a Program for Two-Year-Olds for the 2021-2022 School Year
After a very thorough application process, the Department of Health has granted The École the permit that will allow it to open its Pre-Nursery program in September 2021. The Pre-Nursery (or Pre-N) class will be fully integrated into The École’s bilingual program and will now constitute the very first year of Maternelle. The Pre-N will welcome children who will be two years old by the end of December 2021; they will now be able to benefit from The École’s unique bilingual curriculum.
The École’s current Maternelle teachers have been working hard on all of the aspects of this new program, including creating the Pre-N curriculum, so that The École’s whole learning experience is adapted for children of this young age. Additionally, the teachers have taken into account the specific needs of parents of two-year-olds. This attention should ensure a smooth transition (for both students and parents) as well as continuous interaction between home and school.
In keeping with The École’s desire to remain human-sized, the Pre-Nursery class will welcome a maximum of 12 students. Two teachers—one native English speaker and one native French speaker— will teach and supervise the class.
Philippe and Laurence Roux, The École’s Benefactors, had this to say about the announcement: “This is exciting news for our current families whose siblings can now join The École’s Pre-Nursery class in September, but it is also a great opportunity for new families to join our growing community.” They continued, “We are confident this will be a great addition to The École’s offering and that it will give even more children the opportunity to benefit—at the youngest age—from our unique bilingual program!”
About The École: The École is an independent, French-American bilingual school serving an international community of Maternelle-to-Middle School students in New York City’s Flatiron District. The École artfully blends the best of the French and American educational systems, gifting students with deep academic bi-literacy, whole-child skills and knowledge, and an optimistic, multi- cultural perspective. Founded in 2009 as École Internationale de New York (EINY), the school went through a complete re-branding in June of 2018 when it became The École.