The team of Ecole Montessori Bilingue de Rueil-Malmaison:
Educators are trained to the Montessori method, they are graduates of the AMI (Association Montessori Internationale). Teacher training is essential, it requires one year of full-time study for each age group.
Natalia ANGEL & Justine DE OLIVEIRA
Elena DUFRESNE & Stéphanie MEYER
Salomé BRY & Haiying KERHUEL
Alison HUNEAU & Clara LOURENÇO
Elise MANECHEZ & Katalin VINCZE
Learn and flourish with confidence
We believe education is helping life by offering children an environment in which they can develop their personality and live up to their full potential. Seen as such, education lays the foundation of a responsible society, aware of how everyone depends on everyone, and fosters peace. We want everyone to progress with confidence and benevolence.
In today’s world, speaking several languages perfectly is essential. Being able to speak several languages is a great asset. This develops executive functions, increases creativity and concentration abilities, and improves intellectual agility and faculties of adaptation.
Therefore, our school offers its pupils a bilingual environment in which children are exposed daily to English and French through immersion. The children learn the new language progressively, without needing translations or proper language classes. They learn through songs, nursery rhymes, books, but mainly through the repetition of daily activities.
Each class is led by two adults, one French-speaking and one English-speaking. The Montessori equipment is presented in both languages.
Our pupils are exposed to different cultures as much as possible. This task is made easy because our pupils come from many different countries. The presence of English-speaking and French-speaking children creates the perfect atmosphere to foster bilingualism. The children get use to the concept and the sounds of another language from a very young age.
Furthermore, being able to understand various cultures fosters open-mindedness.