Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles Elementary curriculum offers a stimulating International and French School Program, from Kindergarten 2 to Fifth grade. Elementary school is an exciting time for students. It is a time to instill life-time learning habits and self reliance. It is a time when students have the freedom to learn in a safe and nurturing environment, while being guided with structure and care. It is natural and inevitable for a Lycée Français de Los Angeles student to develop an early love for learning given such opportunity.
The Lycée Français Elementary student is exposed to an expansive and inspiring bilingual curriculum. Each language reinforces one another and streamlines into a lifetime undercurrent of knowledge and connections which would not be available in monolingual setting. The juxtaposition of French and English language creates both contrast and comparison for a student, and as Joanne Wolfgang von Goethe says, “Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own."
Both the International and French sections of the Elementary Curriculum benefit from a generous schedule of French and English coursework as well as Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, Art, Computer Science, Music, and Physical Education. Students learn from many resources as each campus has a full bilingual library, computer center, and garden. Class projects take center stage in the International and French Program giving life like meaning to a student's learning and individual expression.
Each campus has an after school program consisting of various activities such as: Ballet, Fencing, Karate, Drama, and Sports. Students may also attend Study Hall and receive guidance in their academics and homework.
Kindergarten II is located at both the Century City Campus and Pacific Palisades Campus (as well as Preschool and Kindergarten I). Most studies show that a youngster's ability to develop linguistic skills is particularly enhanced during these formative years and many Lycée Français students become proficient enough to transfer to the French School Program by the Second grade.
First grade is located at both the Century City Campus and Pacific Palisades where they set an example of excellence in conduct and work habits to their friends in the Kindergarten II program. First graders are guided towards more self reliance in the classroom and in homework. Students are gradually exposed to homework habits, which support and reinforce what they are learning in class. Homework involves the guidance of parents as well, such as continued practice of actively reading aloud to children.
Most studies show that a youngster's ability to develop linguistic skills is particularly enhanced during these formative years and many Lycée Français students become proficient enough to transfer to the French School Program by the third grade.
The Second through Fifth grades are located at the Main Campus on "Overland Hill," (with 2nd grade also at the Pacific Palisades Campus) Students are ready for a larger selection of co-curricular and extra-curricular courses. As students become more sophisticated, they are trained to think for themselves, encouraged to solve problems and become involved in research and resources. This is facilitated by collaborative projects in both the International and French Programs. By the end of the Fifth grade, they are unquestionably ready to tackle the demands of any middle school program and can certainly move seamlessly into the Middle School program at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles.
Elementary grades are offered at the following campuses:
Pacific Palisades (Pre-School through 2nd Grade)
Century City (Kindergarten through 1st Grade)
Main Campus on "Overland Hill" (2nd Grade through 5th Grade)