Ecole Montessori Bilingue de Rueil-Malmaison

Bilingual pre-school and elementary school for children aged 2 to 12 years old

Ecole Montessori Bilingue de Rueil-Malmaison
4b/6 avenue de l’Impératrice Joséphine, 92500 Rueil-Malmaison

www.ecole-montessori-rueil.fr
Director: Nadia HAMIDI
+33 (0)950 574 265
contact@ecole-montessori-rueil.fr

Human Ressources :  Brigitte JELEN
+33 (0)7 82 61 05 71
bjelen.embr@gmail.com

Located at the heart of Rueil-Malmaison, across the road from Bois Préau Park, the school is staffed with a team of bilingual professionals who are always available for the children and their families. 

The school is in a detached and secure building, in a quiet environment, with a play area, a sports area, and a vegetable patch in the grounds. 

Practical information

Level: Nursery, preschool, and elementary
Number of classes: 4 classes: 1 class for  2-3 years old, 2 classes for 3-6 years old and 1 class for 6-12 years old 
Pedagogy: Montessori Bilingual
Number of children: 105
Age of the children: 2 to 12 years old
Surface of the premises: 370m²
Surface of the grounds: 250m² Play area, sports area and vegetable patch
School days: – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm
– Wednesday morning from 8.30 am to 11.30 am
Day-care: every day from 4.30 to 6.30 pm
Meals: canteen on site or the children can bring a lunch box
Extra-curricular workshops: every Wednesday from 11.30 am to 4.30 pm
School holiday campus: all school holidays except Christmas

The specificities of our teaching methods

Bilingualism in immersion: School curriculum delivered by English-speaking and French-speaking teachers. The children learn the language progressively, without using translations or pure language lessons.  Children are learning English or French by repeating daily activities with an English or French-speaking educator who only speaks his or her native language.

Initiation to new technologies: A external specialist comes in every Wednesdayduring the school year to carry out on-screen programming activities with the children that have been invented and selected purposefully to initiate your children to technology, coding, and language (mainly Scratch programming language) These activities also foster the development of many more skills: the ability to apprehend abstract concepts, to solve problems, to think logically, mathematics, and vocabulary.

Teaching workshops: The theoretical classroom learnings are systematically applied in the workshops  

Evaluation: Individual support and monitoring of each child. 3 annual reviews per year with each family

Teaching programme for children aged 2 to 6

The school allows each child to fulfil his or her own potential thanks to our individual approach. Since not all children have the same needs at the same time, we must listen to them, pay attention to their needs, and take their own rhythm and personality into account. They can be involved in their own development through experiences they select themselves in a suitable environment.

“Explore to Learn», the educational programme of the school, fosters 4 key learning factors: Attention, active involvement, feedback, and knowledge reinforcement. It is based on an active learning method: the Montessori approach with activities divided into 4 themes (practical life, sensory life, mathematics and language) and many activities in science, art, cooking as well as concrete projects carried out by the children.

PRACTICAL LIFE

  • Development of global motor skills
    (motor skills exercises and team games for modern coordination),
    work on fine motor skills
    (exercises on gripping, preparing the hand to handling pencils)
  • Development of concentration
  • Understanding the codes of his or her culture
  • Developing social skills

Help me to do things by myself: becoming autonomous

SENSORY LIFE

  • Differentiating and identifying concepts by using all sensory abilities (touch, smell, etc.)
  • Abstract concepts materialised by setting them apart (by naming the concept), ranking them (comparison, grading), and generalising them (in their environment)
  • Accumulation of mental images (concrete representations of shapes, sizes, colours, etc.)
  • Refinement of the artistic sensibility
  • Help with orienteering in the immediate environment

Indirect initiation to botanic, geography, arts, history, sciences, language, and mathematics.

EDUCATIONAL GOALS

Autonomy, independence –
Self-esteem, confidence –
Adaptation to the environment –

– Socialisation and collaboration
– Development of logical thinking
– Development of intelligence

LANGUAGE 

  • Development of vocabulary
  • Symbolic representation of graphemes and phonemes
  • Expression of the child’s personality
  • Accessing culture via a common code
  • Total reading: Long individual process allowing the child to progress to expressive and enjoyable reading

Direct preparation to culture

MATHEMATICS 

  • Sensory representation of various concepts 
  • Perfect knowledge of numbers from 1 to 99
  • Awareness of the concept of the number zero
  • Knowledge of the decimal system
  • Preparation to big mathematical operations
  • Accumulation of mental images
  • Mental arithmetic

Direct preparation to logical thinking and development of the understanding of mathematical concepts

Specificity

New technologies are included in the school curriculum for all children.

  • For children aged 2 to, Coding in English: Screen-free activities selected and invented to initiate your children to technology, coding, and logic. 
  • For children aged 6 to 12, an external specialist comes in to carry out on-screen programming activities with the children that have been invented and selected purposefully to initiate your children to technology, coding, and language (mainly Scratch programming language)

These activities also foster the development of many more skills: the ability to apprehend abstract concepts, to solve problems, to think logically, mathematics, and vocabulary.

Annual prices for 2019-2020

Registration fee: €370
Full-time school fees: €7,200
Part-time school fees:5,400
Meals: €1,224
Day-care*: €1,500
Wednesday workshops: €1,479
Wednesday day-care: €600
Holiday workshop: €275 per week

*Day-care: 4 days a week, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday after school from 4.30 to 6.30 pm

Payment terms: 

  • Due dates: Annual payment (12th August), Quarterly (12th August, 2nd December, 2nd March) or Monthly (on the 1st of each month)
  • Payment methods: Direct debit, bank transfer, or cheque
  • For children who are not pupils of the school, see prices for Wednesday workshops and school holidays.

One week at the school

Communauté enfantine (2-3 years old):

Visual arts: performing arts, and music initiation
Body awareness: with an external educator, yoga, relaxation, motor skills, nursery rhymes with gestures, dancing and gym
Coding: Binary system, use of the Cubetto robot, and nomenclature

Each group of children carry out these activities once a week.

Maison des enfants (preschool 3-6 years old):

Arts: Visual arts, performing arts, and music initiation
Body awareness: with an external educator, yoga, relaxation, motor skills, nursery rhymes with gestures, dancing and gym
Coding: Binary system, use of the Cubetto robot, and nomenclature
Music: with Anne-Laure Boutin, music and singing teacher

Each group of children carry out these activities once a week.

Elementary class (6 to 12 years old):

IT programming: with the company Les Arts Connectés
Visual arts and music: Montessori programme delivered by two educators, one French-speaker and one English-speaker
Multi sports: team sports, basketball, table tennis
Drama: Class lead by an external educator

Each group of children carry out these activities once a week.

Do you have questions?

If you have any question, or to make an appointment, please fill in this form and our school principal, Nadia Hamidi, shall get back to you shortly.