Living School, Paris
The Living School in the 19th arrondissement provides a bilingual education for Preschool, Primary and Elementary level. The school follows the Ministry of National Education programmes (language, learning about the world, living together, self-expression through movement and creation) while adding some indispensable features such as life skills, health and vitality, sustainable development and computing. Children 2.5 to 8 years old are grouped together into 3 double-level classes, where they can develop at their own pace. This method allows children to move ahead with the older ones on the subjects they master and helping the older students develop empathy and leadership with those who do not grasp a concept as well. During the morning workshops, the children are divided into sub-groups to follow the programme of their section. For the entire afternoon, a teacher from an English-speaking country is present, leads activities and speaks to the children in English only.