French education

" Impossible is not French. "

Napoleon Bonaparte

The excellence of children's education is guaranteed in the French education system by a high level of education in many subjects but also by the development of their personality , their critical and analytical thinking , their working method and their ability to work in groups.

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The French education system is organized by cycles at the end of which the pupils must validate the acquisition of a certain number of competences fixed by the French national programs. 



The nursery school welcomes children from 3 to 6 years old. It has three levels:

  • the PS (Little Kindergarten Section),
  • the MS (middle section),
  • and the GS (large section).

The role of the nursery school

Here children develop their fundamental faculties, perfect their language and begin to discover the world of writing, that of numbers and other areas of learning. The learning that the children achieve there are decisive, particularly in terms of language, a decisive skill for the subsequent success of their school career. Providing a first successful school experience is the major objective of the nursery school.

Learning in kindergarten

The small section, the middle section and the large kindergarten school form cycle 1, which is the "cycle of early learning"; this cycle is organized into 5 areas:

  • mobilize language in all its dimensions;
  • act, express themselves, understand through physical activity;
  • act, express themselves, understand through artistic activities;
  • build the first tools to structure your thinking (mathematics);
  • explore the world.



Elementary school welcomes children aged 6 to 11. It has five levels:

  • in cycle 2: CP, CE1, CE2,
  • in cycle 3: CM1 and CM2 (and 6e to college).

Learning in elementary school

In CP and CE1, students develop: foreign languages, mathematics, discovery of the world activities, artistic education, physical education and sports.

New courses are offered in CE2, CM1 and CM2: literature, history and geography, experimental sciences, technology.

Information and communication technologies are tools at the service of various school activities, the appropriation of which will lead to the first level of the Computer and Internet Patent (B2i).

The "common base of knowledge and skills" 

It constitutes the set of knowledge, skills, values and attitudes necessary to succeed in schooling, in his life as an individual and as a future citizen. From primary school to the end of compulsory education, students gradually acquire the skills and knowledge of this common base.


"A healthy mind in a healthy body", Juvénal

Physical activity contributes to the overall development of the child. The efim has a spacious sports hall for practicing sensorimotor activities (cycles 1) and physical and sports activities (cycles 2 and 3).

This space is completed by two large outdoor courtyards, a park in front of the school and for older children, the beach a few minutes walk away.

Learning in kindergarten

  • Act in space, in time and on objects.
  • Adapt your balances and movements to various environments or constraints.
  • Communicate with others through expressive or artistic actions.
  • Collaborate, cooperate, oppose.

Learning in elementary school

  • Develop motor skills and build body language.
  • Appropriate alone or with others, through practice, the methods and tools for learning.
  • Share rules, take on roles and responsibilities to learn to live together.
  • Learn to maintain your health through regular physical activity.
  • Appropriate a physical, sporting and artistic culture.