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School2022-06-27T11:52:13+02:00

Kindergarten
3 to 5 years old

The Garden academy welcomes children between the ages of 3 and 5 years old in to its kindergarten program. Much more than a biligual school in Paris, Our program prepares your children for school in a 100% English speaking environment.

Pedagogy

Our kindergarten program applies the knowledge required by the National Education and much more. It is through an experimental approach that children will learn mathematics, an enriched vocabulary, improved oral expressions, developed imaginations and improved pysical abilities. Unlike a bilingual school, the English-only environment will allow your child to quickly be able to comprehend and express themselves in English at an age where learing comes easy. The teaching is delivered by a highly qualified team of native English speakers. Our kindergarten program encourages children to ask questions and sharpen their critical thinking skills, something that they will use the rest of their academic careers and personal lives.

Personalized teaching

Our personalized approach allows us to value children and thus develop their self confidence. The school progrm is designed to suit each child’s needs and abilities, while being demanding enough to move them through the educational process of discovering and learning English. Every child is unique and our role is to support them in their development at their natural pace.

A 100% immersive English environment

The kindergarten program at the Garden Academy allows children to open up their horizons, develop their own passions and critical thinking in an exclusively English speaking environment. Total immersion is a major advantage in learning a language to promote bilingualism. The results are much more impressive that those of a biligual school.

We strongly believe that eduation shouldn’t just be about delivering a curriculum, however brilliant it may be. Education is an exciting field which should allow children to be intellectually stimulated while developing real affinities for the subjects they are learning, starting with English and Music.

The program: Children are recieved every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 8:30 am. The morning is made up of circle time, autonomous tasks and the approach of a different subject each day of the week. Lunch and nap/ rest time follows, an important moment to promote learning. The afternoon is reserved for discovery workshops and a recreational outing in the community to get some fresh air. Dismissal is at 4pm. Services: Children will be offered a snack in the morning, a catered lunch and a snack after naptime. The meals provided by the Garden Academy are organic to guarantee the best for your children!

Find all the answers to your questions about our kindergarten 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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