A WORD FROM THE PRINCIPAL
We must have faith in our children and turn our focus towards their immense potential rather than their limitations or faults. We should strive to go beyond academic programmes and not content ourselves with staying within the standard limits. Let us be bold and think outside the box to instil courage and a desire to dare, create and do in our children.
This school came to be because of conviction. Founded in 2012, our establishment may still be young, but it is also flourishing and innovative. We believe in a school that puts children at the centre of their own learning, that challenges and supports students, that allows each child to progress through a rich and varied educational programme, that encourages and values its students, that fosters student-teacher relationships created by trust and mutual respect. We believe in a school filled with initiative, purpose, dynamism and creativity.
Our educational programme consists of:
- language learning from a very young age (English and Chinese from preschool, German or Spanish from Year 7)
- small class sizes to allow an individual monitoring of each student
- a unique bilingual curriculum based on recognised curricula (French State Education and Cambridge International) taught through creative and active pedagogical methods (Montessori, importance of investigation, experimentation, questioning and independence)
- a holistic approach through numerous activities that go beyond a purely academic programme and develop a child’s physical, emotional and spiritual capacity as well as their intellectual capacity.
Parents, children and staff communicate and work together to ensure that our children’s heads are not just full of information, but of their own thoughts and ideas so that they may become fulfilled individuals who are prepared for the new challenges of the 21st century and who are actively engaged with the world around them.
Balance is essential. There is not just one magical method, one perfect pedagogy. We are guided by our common sense, our critical minds and our passion. Our team’s skills and enthusiasm, our training in modern pedagogical methods, our shared values and our willingness to progress together are the keys to our school’s success. We work side by side in a welcoming, inspiring and fulfilling environment.
Come to visit our school to discover this for yourself. A warm welcome awaits you.
Valérie Harlé d’Ophove
Principal and Founder