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At L'École de Denver, we believe that the goal of education is to develop well-informed, well-rounded, responsible and compassionate—in a word, “enlightened”—students who can create and connect to a world filled with possibilities. This belief is at the heart of our uniquely-designed bilingual program, in which students learn to not just speak, read, and write in two languages, but also to think, feel, and act in ways that are informed by two cultures. To always see, explore, and understand the world around them from two perspectives is the gift of the deeply bi-literate student.
Artfully blending the curriculum requirements and pedagogical approaches of the French and American systems, our native-speaking faculty create rich academic environments for a diverse, international student body. From Pre-K through Middle School, students at L'École are guided through the core language arts, social studies, math, and sciences content, as well as character and cultural enrichment, in both French and English, for all subjects. In our intimate classroom settings, or out in Denver’s many artistic and historical institutions, using traditional and technology-based techniques, our teachers aspire to provide individual and group bilingual learning opportunities that engage, challenge and inspire.
L'École de Denver's bilingual program embraces and amplifies the flexibility and fluidity of developing minds, enhancing our young student’s innate ability to adapt to changing environments. Immersed, from Pre-K to Middle School, not just in two languages, but in two educational systems, students at L'École have the unique opportunity to learn two ways to approach every problem, no matter the subject, giving their growing learning muscles twice the exercise and twice the opportunity to understand. As they progress, they develop the confidence to select and apply those that work best for them, whether in the classroom or out in the world.
Surrounded with classmates of wide-ranging nationality, but connected through their two shared languages, students at L'École de Denver develop an understanding of themselves and how they fit into the world that is shaped by friends and families with experiences and perspectives other than their own. Through these personal connections, they discover how differences make their world more interesting and rewarding and why empathy, respect, and integrity are so important. Together they learn to nurture in themselves and champion in our school community the character of truly caring global citizens.
From the first day of Pre-K to Middle School graduation, we aspire to build our students’ excitement about, capacity for, independence in, and success at learning. Both French and American standardized tests provide opportunities to honor achievements relative to a larger body of students, focus activities around personal growth areas, and map long-term educational plans. Our goal is to produce an alumni community that will be a source of great pride and proof that L'École de Denver's unique bilingual program prepares students to both flourish in, and contribute to, the world beyond our walls.