Approach to Learning
Maternelle: Explore the world in a creative and caring environment.
The Maternelle curriculum is designed to prepare your children for the Lower School by encouraging them to exercise their gross- and fine-motor skills and develop their unique capacities.
The program teaches children to live together while developing their own personnalities. Children learn to become students and take an active role in their education.
In Toute Petite Section (TPS), students are immersed in a nurturing, French language structured class and receive a play-based education. They socialize and interact, learn and play together, explore and experiment. An early start will help our youngest students to flourish and thrive in a bilingual and multicultural learning environment.
The Maternelle curriculum incorporates the academic program of the French government, as well as the Massachusetts Common Core Preschool and Kindergarten standards.
- Using language in all of its dimensions
- Acting, expressing and understanding through physical activity
- Acting, expressing and understanding through art
- Developing the first tools to structure thoughts
- Exploring the world
Learn more about the Maternelle curriculum: download our Curriculum Overview (in English and French).