What is the name of your child's school? (Please report on one school per survey.)
International School of Fontainebleau
In what town or city is this school located?
How would you describe this school? (i.e. American, British, International, Local, etc.)
International-English section attached to a French Public School
What grade levels are represented at this school?
First through graduation
How do most children get to school everyday? (bus, train, walk, etc.)
Busses for Jr & Sr High, Primary students walk or are driven by parents
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
Children are taught primarily in French but includes 6 hours per week of English instruction in reading, grammer, history, and creative writing, which is at levels commiserate to English or American education systems.
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?
There is a special course for new students to teach them the French.
How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school? Are there parent-teacher organizations?
There are various extra curricular activities offered during lunch and after school. These include chess, recorder, Spanish, needlework, and art clubs. Parents are invited to help or start new clubs that interest them.
What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?
We really like the balance we've found of being able to keep our children up to speed (or ahead of) in their English courses while at the same time being able to take advantage of all the French system has to offer.