Preschool & Kindergarten
Welcome to ISB’s Maternelle, a distinctive and unique bilingual environment where learning comes alive for our Preschool and Kindergarten students.
Here, daily activities establish the foundation for all future learning and give your children as early as 3 years old the opportunity to safely explore the world around them.
Art, music, drama and gross-motor skills activities allow children to discover their innate abilities to feel, act, question, reflect and imagine.
Speaking, reading and writing words and numbers in both French and English, and collaborating with classmates from around the globe, introduce your children to different cultures and put them ahead of peers at other schools. ISB’s English- and French-speaking teachers work with students, often together, to enhance the bilingual experience.
Based on the official French national curriculum, the Maternelle program provides a well-planned pedagogical approach to children at a young age, one that is maintained and reinforced each year at ISB.
When it’s finally time to move on, Maternelle students begin Lower School with a great sense of resourcefulness and independence, thanks to their blossoming bilingualism and their increased confidence and self-esteem.
Sophie Fontana, Maternelle Director
Please note that our Arlington Campus will be relocating to our Cambridge Campus in September 2019.