Preschool2022-10-11T10:48:06+02:00

100% immersive Preschool in English.
We are much more than a bilingual nursery!
For 2-3 years old.

The Garden Academy welcomes children to its preschool program to its three locations in Paris starting from age 2. We offer small class sizes between 8 and 10 children in a 100% immersive English speaking environment.

A Unique Immersion Experience

The Garden Academy offers a 100% immersive English experience thanks to our native English speaking teaching team which makes us fundamentally different from a bilingual or micro-nursery. It is beneficial to having children start a 2nd language while they are young as their brains are like sponges that absorb the language unconsciously. They also uninhibited from fear of making any mistakes. By starting early on, parents are given them the benefit of a strong anchor to the language as well as mastering the accent early on. Children will have the privledge of acquiring the international language into their daily life.

Active Pedagogies

While assessing the specific needs of each child, the teachers at The Garden Academy are trained in active pedagogy which aid children in gaining autonomy, as well as sharpen their critical thinking skills while progressing at their own pace. The teaching team welcomes students using a unique pedagogical approach inspired by the methods of Maria Montessori which takes into account each child’s strengths and challenges to become more autonomous, Freinet method which promotes experimental trial and error, Reggio Emilia which promotes creativity, and the American STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathmatics) approach. The combined aim is to offer children the possibility if learning through experimentation to promote stimulation, autonomy, information retention, and unlock their true potential.

A Personalized Approach

The small class sizes at The Garden Academy allow the teaching team to follow the development of children more individually thanks to perfectly adapted learning methods while also participating in workshops completely in English. During registration, The Garden Academy selects students in order to make sure the values of the school correspond to the aspirations of the parents so that it is a good fit for everyone involved. We also want to make sure we are able to follow the development and progress of each student throughout the school year. Each year, The Garden Academy welcomes both expat and French families to its three private schools in Paris.

Music, Movement, and Art

The teachers in the preschool program, professionals all experiences in early childhood education, help stimulate and develop children’s curiosity and autonomy in particular through the methods of Maria Montessori. We offer courses like yoga and mindful meditation next to more academic subjects such as phonics, literacy, and fundamental mathmatics principles. Art, specifically music and signing, remains at the heart of learning. Language is a series of sounds that make a melody for children to assimilate to while learning through music and play.

Practical Life Experience

Children from the age of 2 will start to discover, exclusively in English, all aspects of daily practical life. They will practive activities such as cooking and gardening, taking care of oneself, and basic principles such as saying “please” and “thank you.” By completing these tasks in English, children are opened to a world of culture that will help anchor them to their new language. In a safe environment entirely designed for them while surrounded by qualified professionals, children acquire knowledge attached to their daily lives that they can reproduce at home with their parents.

Advantages compared to a crèche or micro-crèche

Unlike a tradtional bilingual crèche or micro-crèche, The Garden Academy is 100% immersive English education in the heart of Paris (15th, 7th, and 5th arrondissements). From an early age, children learn through total immersion while learning naturally. They are simultaeously developing two or more languages which boosts problem solving, critical thinking, and the ability to multi-task. This gives students a jump start on their future educational and personal lives.

100% Organic Products

Morning snack as well as lunches are entirely made from French organic products. In preschool, the teaching team support children in acquiring the skills to clean up after and taking care of themselves. The school also provides organic diapers. For young children, this is important stage of development is also an opportunity familiarize themselves with specific English language voabulary that is linked to their daily life.

Do not miss a thing

Follow the delvelopment of your child on a daily basis thanks to an application that allows teachers to communicate directly with you. Recieve daily news and updates about your child and their day. Your child’s daily life will no longer be a mystery to you!

Our three schools in Paris

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 8:30 am to 16 pm.
Locations: three establishments situated in the 15e, 7e arrondissement, and 5e arrondissement.
Included in pre-school: snacks and meals made from French organic products, nappies from organic agriculture.

Typical day

Arrivals & Free Play 👋
Circle Time : Theme & Vocabulary 🔤
Activities : Yoga, Sensory, Art 🧘
Park / Parcours & Snack 🌳
Stories Time 📚
Activities : Phonics, Counting, Music, Dancing 🎵
Lunch 🍽
Nap / Quiet Time 💤
Montessori Worshops 🪁
Cognitive workshops, fine & gross motor skills, math concepts, STEM 🧮
School End of Day

Tuition fees 2022/2023

Full day

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8h30 – 16h

11 050 €

* The annual price includes organic lunches and snacks offered in the mornings and afternoons

Half days

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8h30 – 11h30

7 050 €

* The annual price includes a morning snack

Options

Wednesday morning 8h30 am – 11h30 am : 1 500 €
Full day Wednesday, 8h30 am – 6:30 pm : 4 500 €
Monday, Tuesday,Thursday, Friday, 4 pm – 6:30 pm : 3 200 €
Month of July 8h30 – 4 pm : 1 190 €

Find all the answers to your questions about our english school program in Paris

Will introducing English to a child at such a young age slow down the acquisition of their mother tongue?2021-12-21T19:09:02+01:00

Absolutely not! Children are resourceful and are able to adapt to new environments at incredible speed. Second language acquisition will happen naturally with any given method. Neural paths are built and put into place which are reinforced by positive learning experiences while learning any new language.

What workshops are offered?2021-12-21T19:08:38+01:00

The Garden Academy offers many artistic and musical workshops as well as reading, writting, games, sports and well being activities.

What is the difference between full immersion and a bilingual school2021-12-21T19:08:10+01:00

Unlike a biligual school, The Garden offers a 100% English Environment. All activities take place exclusively in English, supervised by native English speaking teachers. In addition learning is fun and always a postivie experience at the Garden Academy.

What does a typical day in the preschool look like?2021-12-21T19:09:29+01:00

A typical preschool day starts with drop offs happening between 8h30 and 9h. Children are welcomed into class where they are encouraged to autonomously prepare themselves for the day by putting on slippers and washing their hands. Children have circle time every morning where they are introduced to a wide variety of new vocabulary, music, and activities based on developmental needs and interests. Our learning themes and objectives change every 1-2 weeks. Within each theme there are different workshops each day ranging from phonics, sensory, math and counting, arts and crafts, motor skills, and music and movement. We also have montessori workshops each afternoon that are applied based on the child’s developmental abilities. All of our programs are given through a positive, play based learning environment. Snacks are given every day along with our catered lunch program. Full day students also have a nap time that is taken each day after lunch. Half day students stay until 11h30, with full day students finishing their day at 16h.

What age can children start learning English2021-12-21T19:07:30+01:00

Children can learn English at any age but the optimal ages are between 2 and 6 years old while ears, mouths and palates are being formed. Learning happens especially quickly in an immersive environment.

Are the meals included in the fees for Preschool and Kindergarten?2022-06-27T13:56:29+02:00

Yes, the meals are included in our offer, including the morning and afternoon snack, nappies and other necessities. Meals and snacks are organic and we attach particular importance to the selection of our supplies and materials used during our various workshops.

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