L’École de Denver is committed to offering an equitable French Immersion program for students in Cycle 1 – Collège. At each level, we blend the best of the French and American educational systems, gifting our students with deep bi-literacy, whole-child skills and knowledge, and a multi-cultural perspective.
“In this information age, language and culture are the new ‘soft’ware.”
Our school curriculum follows the guidelines of the French Ministry of Education and the Colorado Department of Education.
L’École provides a unique educational experience wherein students learn two languages and two cultures simultaneously. L’École incorporates the structure and rigor of the French educational system as well as the flexibility and creativity of the American system.
L’École is a small school with small class sizes. Classes are multi-grade and organized by French cycle:
- Cycle 1: Cycle des apprentissages premiers (La Maternelle)
- Cycle 2: Cycle des apprentissages fondamentaux (L’École Primaire) – Not offered during the 2021-22 school year
- Cycle 3: Cycle de consolidation (L’École Primaire)
Instruction Language by Cycle:
|% French Instruction||% English Instruction|
|Cycle 1 (ages 3 and 4)||90%||10%|
|Cycle 3 (grades 4 – 5)||70%||30%|
|Collège (grades 6 – 8)||50%||50%|
Robust Remote Learning Plans: In the event we are unable to hold in-person classes, we have worked with curriculum experts to establish detailed plans for each grade level in order to ensure continuous learning throughout the school year. In addition, our teachers are actively training in using the necessary technology to implement these plans. Remote learning will incorporate daily live video instruction, a predictable weekly routine, centralized platform for families to track assignments, online learning exercises, physical materials that will arrive as part of your child’s customized “school in a box” kit and fun virtual events to boost your child’s sense of well-being and of belonging to a community.
The school day at L’École de Denver will begin at 8:15 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. The first day of school will be on August 24th.
NOTE: Dates may be subject to change depending upon governmental orders and approvals. We will communicate all changes to the calendar with families in a timely fashion.
Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis for Cycle 3 and Collège for the 2021-22 school year. Students applying for Cycle 3 and Collège will be required to demonstrate grade-level proficiency in French.
Cycle 1 is currently full, so any new applications will be added to the waitlist. We do not require previous French language knowledge for students entering Cycle 1.
We do not plan to offer Cycle 2 in 2021 and suggest families consider the French American School of Denver for their Cycle 2 student.
We are committed to offering an affordable French education.
L’École de Denver does not discriminate in its education policies (including admissions and scholarships) and employment policies against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, or on any other basis proscribed by federal, state, or local law.