What is the name of your child's school? (Please report on one school per survey.)
Ecole Internationale de Marne-la-Vallee
In what town or city is this school located?
How would you describe this school? (i.e. American, British, International, Local, etc.)
What grade levels are represented at this school?
CP1 to CM2
How do most children get to school everyday? (bus, train, walk, etc.)
Car - the school is in a rural village, so parents drive/carpool the kids to school every day.
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
Small, but very, very good. The school is currently in small buildings, but the construction of a new building is well underway and is anticipated to be ready for the start of school in September 2009
There is a choir after school, as well as art workshops, etc.
What has this school done to help your child transition from the curriculum in your home
country into the curriculum in your new country? Are there programs to prepare your child for repatriation?
Most of the families in the school have relocated from somewhere else, so the faculty are very well accustomed to kids who are feeling out of place. (And because most of the kids are from another country, there is a common bond amongst them.)
One-on-one tutoring is a regular feature, and the school has been really terrific at helping our child adapt to another culture and another language.
How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school? Are there parent-teacher organizations?
The parents actually make up the board of governance for the school, as well as the parent-teacher association, so parental involvement is key to the operation of the school.
What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?
If you are an Anglophone household (even if only one parent is Anglophone), and will be on the eastern side of Paris, this school is a fantastic choice to help your kids make the transition.