FRENCH IMMERSION PRESCHOOL
As an Immersion School we embrace the French approach, and add the whole child approach. The French Education system is a learning which emphasizes the mastery of academic concepts through problem solving within the framework of art, craft, drama, music, and manipulation of numerals, shapes, patterns, and measurement. By delivering this curriculum in a full, dual-immersion setting, we hope to achieve the following:
Incorporate French into our students' daily lives such that it becomes their form of communication within the classroom. By consistently introducing French in a structured way we are setting the stage for the acquisition of native-like pronunciation and intonation, and advanced language proficiency.
Build solid critical thinking skills that will enable our students to excel in their future academic and practical endeavors. With 2 languages cognitive flexibility improves and will help to instill confidence and self-esteem in our young learners.
Prepare children to become global citizens and inform them of their responsibility to care for their World. We honor the varied traditions of French speaking countries with the aim of broadening our children's world. Through drama, music, and reading we explore diverse customs and develop a respect for cultural differences. Through tactical discovery-based activities such as gardening and plant exploration we foster an appreciation for their physical surroundings.
Promote collaboration by encouraging the verbal exchange of ideas, feelings, and concepts. Our SEL (Social Emotional Learning) group discussions allow children to balance their needs and desires with those of others. Group art projects and sing a longs teach our children to be courteous, patient, and self-aware, skills that will be highly useful in their daily and future lives.
ABS goal is to set values that reflect:
Partnership—engaging in collaborative relationships in the classroom, within our school, in our community, and with the network of French and neighboring Schools to help provide the best possible experience and opportunities for students
Respect—exhibiting respectful behavior in all that we do
Strength—instilling a global awareness that keeps our minds open and adaptable, promotes excellence, and makes a positive difference in the lives of our students.
Diversity—embracing diversity and multiculturalism that results in an appreciation of different perspectives and points of view
Curiosity—encouraging critical thinking, innovation, and a love of learning
Joy—pursuing our work, studies, and relationships with a joyful spirit and optimistic attitude.
ABS students not only flourish emotionally, physically, and academically….
They are happy and healthy beings learning and excelling through another language and culture. Voila! With engaged, amazing and determined educators, students and invested parents a empowering community is built.
We have created a win-win for our community.