Educational structure of the institution
Cycle 1 – Nursery School (TPS, PS, MS, GS)
Originality of the French system, the nursery school (Cycle 1) welcomes children before compulsory schooling which starts at 6 years old. It is most often organized in Very Small Section (TPS), Small Section (PS), Medium Section (MS) and Large Section (GS) depending on the age of the children.
At the Arthur Rimbaud French School, the programs taught are French programs.
The purpose of the nursery school is to help each child, according to appropriate procedures, to become independent and to acquire knowledge and skills in order to succeed in the preparatory course in basic learning.
At the Arthur Rimbaud French School, to facilitate students’ success, a GS / CP liaison is implemented every year. Beginning in April, CP teachers teach GS students once a week in a half-group. This allows kindergarten students to discover the class and the teacher who will be their next school and teachers to know the level of their future students even before the start of classes.
The main purpose of the nursery school is the acquisition of a rich oral language, organized and understandable by the other.
At nursery school, the child establishes relationships with children and with adults. He exercises his motor, sensory, affective, relational and intellectual capacities. He gradually becomes a student and he discovers the world of writing.
The kindergarten program (Cycle 1: Early Learning Cycle (Small, Medium and Large Kindergarten)) is divided into 6 areas of activity:
- to appropriate the language
- discover the written word
- become a student
- act and express oneself with one’s body
- discover the world
- perceive, feel, imagine, create
Certified Elementary School – Direct Education –
Preparatory Course – CP – (6-7 years)
Elementary Course 1st year – CE 1 – (7-8 years)
Elementary Course 2nd year – CE 2 – (8-9 years)
Middle course 1st year – CM1 – (9-10 years)
Middle course 2nd year – CM 2 – (10-11 years)
Certified College – Direct Education –
Schooling of children aged 11 to 15 in the current calendar year.
1 class of Sixth – 6th – (11-12 years old)
1 class of Fifth – 5th – (12-13 years old)
1 class of Fourth – 4th – (13-14 years old)
1 class of Third – 3rd – (14-15 years old)
Examination: National Diploma of the Brevet (DNB)
High School homologated CNED – Teaching face-to-face –
Schooling of children aged 15 to 18 in the current calendar year.
1 class of 2nd – 2nd – (15-16 years old) Open in September 2015-2016
1 class of First -1 – (16-17 years old) Open in September 2016-2017 (ES and S series)
Exam: Baccalaureate Early Examinations
1 class Terminale -Ter – (17-18 years old) Open in September 2017-2018 (ES and S series)