Our programme starts with a fully immersive experience in pre-elementary school. Obviously, our teachers are experts, as English is their native language! This is the best way for your child to speak English in a natural way, as she/he will learn, play, sing in English in an environment which will help developing her/his curiosity and instinct for learning.
We know that a child should start learning languages as early as possible. It is often said that at a very young age, children are like sponges. This is why they are able to learn to read from the first year in elementary school (our CP class), and their new skills will apply to every language. Throughout elementary school, the curriculum will get enriched and deepened in every subject: verbal and written skills, languages, art, music, mathematics, science, history and sports.
But our curriculum goes far beyond: students not only learn to communicate and learn in two languages, they also develop skills and attitudes which will really help them in their future life. Indeed, developing personality is extremely important at EBiHS, through daily actions which will help students to become self-reliant, responsible, good at listening to others, ready to help, to get involved in the community and resolve conflicts. We do consider that learning languages is much more than acquiring tools to communicate, it’s also the way to develop essential qualities such as empathy, open mindedness, curiosity and an open mind for other cultures.
At the end of primary education, our students are capable of progressing to secondary education in French as well as in English or to an international curriculum. After primary school, our students can naturally continue to our secondary school, and are then ready to study new languages and address a fully comprehensive curriculum over the four years of “Collège” before entering “Lycée” or high school.