We understand that parents have many choices for their child’s education. From other prestigious local private schools to top-notch area public schools the competition is fierce. So what makes families choose L’Etoile French Immersion School and stay until their child graduates? The fact that so many great things can be found #OnlyAtLEtoile. Let us tell you more.
Every morning, students at L’Etoile rise and shine and usher in the brand new day with a song. We shout out birthdays and show love for each other. We also have a moment of peace and practice a new mindfulness technique weekly to set the tone for productive learning and self-care.
As part of our postcards from around the country program, we share the newest postcard we received each week! This is exciting because it builds a connection with others across the country, and it also teaches our students about worldliness and citizenship.
The culminating event for our 5th grade students is our 10-day trip to France, where students immerse themselves in French culture and participate in a true exchange of the language.
While the itinerary changes yearly, the trip is always centered around appreciating French history and culture as students see the advantages of their French education. Some previous experiences have included spending time in the South of France, discovering ancient ruins, exploring a medieval town, and learning about the unique tapestry of French history. We have also seen the beauty of Paris through a cruise along the Seine, and its key monuments such as the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower. However, sometimes the biggest lessons are found in the simple act of ordering food, asking for directions, or meeting up with their pen pals for the first time – all en Francais!