Our establishment is a Montessori school. Named after Maria Montessori (italian doctor), who put in place an alternative pedagogy more than a century ago. There are more than 8,000 Montessori schools all over the world, spread across more than 50 countries within each inhabited continent. There are several hundred Montessori schools in France, they meet a need by many parents for an « alternative » school approach.
The pedagogy is based on the self-confidence acquired by the autonomy and the respect of the rhythm of each child. We first opened a French-English bilingual kindergarten, also known as a «Maison des enfants (home for children)» and then we opened the Elementary school for the "6 to 12 years old" children.
The manor house is arranged and equipped so that the child gains maximum autonomy. All the learning is done through sensory methods. This is thanks to specific pedagogical material which makes it possible to solicit the different senses of the child in order to allow them integrate the object of their work. This mixture of ages is a great source of wealth in exchanges between children.
In September 2018, the elementary school opened. Laura, the French guide, and Sally, the AMI Australian assistant are delighted to teach, help and show the way to the children for this new life adventure.
Since end of April 2019, the Elementary school children's moved to their new classroom in the manor's attic that we fully renovated. In this huge room (more than 220 square meters) bathed in natural light, with high wooden ceilings, the children can see all the outsides surrounding the school and most of all, admire the 1834 made wooden roof support structure.