With an emphasis on play-based inquiry and connection to nature, the French American Lower School follows the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme in a French immersion setting. The IB is used as a framework for teaching the five pillars of the French curriculum.
- Language to think and communicate
- Methods and tools for learning
- Personal development and citizenship
- Natural systems and technology
- Understanding the world
From early preschool for 2 ½ year-olds through 5th grade, all teachers are native speakers with master’s degrees. They collaborate with specialists across all subject areas to help students develop strong relationships with others, build communication skills in both French and English, and prepare for more structured, systematic learning in Middle School.