Primary school

Pupils from 6 to 11 years of age are enrolled in the Primary cycle: discovery programme.

Discovery programme

It represents cycle 2, which goes from CP to CE2 (6-8 years) and cycle 3, which goes from CM1 to 6ème (8-11 years) and includes 5 year groups:

  • Foundation Year: CP
  • Cours Élémentaire (Primary Programme) Year 1: CE1
  • Cours Élémentaire (Primary Programme) Year 2: CE2
  • Cours Moyen (Middle Years Programme) Year 1: CM1
  • Cours Moyen (Middle Years Programme) Year 2: CM2

Schedule

Lundi : 8:30am-3:30pm

Mardi : 8:30am-3:30pm

Jeudi : 8:30am-3:30pm

Vendredi : 8:30am-3:30pm

Supervised study available until 5:30pm

Mercredi : 8:30am-12:30pm (Co-curricular activities until 5:30pm)

During most of the school holidays an outdoor centre is run by the ASD.

Learning the fundamentals

Languages

for thinking and communicating.

Methods

and tools for learning.

Personal and civic

development.

Natural

systems.

Technical

systems.

Representations

of the world and human activity.

French Italian English

Introduction to French – Italian – English Multilingualism:

The French National Education Programme is followed and enhanced by an Italian programme in line with bilateral agreements between the AEFE and the host country. This is combined with English teaching in line with official French guidelines. At the ISD, children develop three languages starting from preschool.

  • 20hrs of French
  • 3hrs of English
  • 1hr of history, geography and sciences in English according to the CLIL methodology (Content and Language Integrated Learning)
  • 2hrs of general Italian + 1hr for Italian speakers

On the one hand, pupils will continue to open themselves to multilingual realities. During this period, everything they have heard and seen during their 3 years of preschool will be reflected in the syntax, the exactness of the spoken word and more theoretical aspects of knowledge. On the other, they will start to engage. Engage with the school environment: inside and outside the classroom. The school park becomes not just a playground but a learning ground, where the environmental reality through the educational garden—soon to be a farm—situated on our premises, is an opportunity to prepare children for the reality of a world they must understand and love. The primary school is also when children have their first examinations.

Spiritual education is offered to children from preschool to sixth form.
Extra-curricular activities are run by the ASD (Saint-Dominique Association for Sports and Culture).

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Admissions for the 2022-2023 school year are open.