IMMERSION

Strong French Foundation with 100% French Immersion at a preschool level & an advanced international French curriculum that aims towards the prestigious International Baccalaureat.

CURRICULUM

Supplemented French Curriculum by the es­sential elements advanced in American private-school education. This dual approach produces academically-adept, bilingual students, pro­ficient in both English and French.

SMALL CLASSES

Reduced size classes with a maximum capacity of 12. Students work in small, ability-based groups. Students do progress through groups when they are ready, not just at a planned interval.

PEDAGOGY

Active pedagogy fostering intrinsic motivation, self-direction, and the ability to learn how to learn following the philosophy of the Gardner Multiple Intelligence Theory.

Now accepting pre-enrollment applications for a NEW toddlers classroom!

ATTEND AN OPEN HOUSE OR SCHEDULE A MEETING

Open House: Saturday, October 21, 2017, 10am – 12pm.

Please fill out our inquiry form and a member of our admission team will contact you soon.

When French Meets Academic Excellence!

A Dual Language Program Following The Guidelines of the French Ministry of Education Curriculum – *Scholarship Program starting Cycle 3 (Grade 4)

Ecole Jean-Jacques Rousseau has provided an outstanding preparatory education to American, French and international students in Austin since 2005. Beginning at age 3, and continuing through Grade 8, our students thrive in a unique multicultural, multi-language learning environment where instruction is provided in French and English with optional Arabic and Spanish courses.

The school curricula are based on the guidelines of the advanced French Ministry of Education international baccalaureate program, a curriculum world renowned for its rigor and strength in preparing students for high school, university and beyond. This French program is supplemented by the es­sential elements advanced in American private-school education. This dual approach produces academically-adept, bilingual students, pro­ficient in both English and French.

This comprehensive curriculum is taught in reduced class sizes, tailored to the students’ needs, by highly qualified teachers. The program is enriched by a performing arts and music string program. The flexible curriculum follows the learning style and type of intelligence of each student to fit his or her needs, rather than the student fitting the needs of the curriculum. This allows the students to reach their full academic potential at an early age.

While traditional education typically relies on teachers presenting information to students who passively receive it, we believe that an active pedagogy, where the students are actively engaged through a compelling, interactive and dynamic curriculum, fosters intrinsic motivation, self-direction, and the ability to learn how to learn.

Through the multilingual curriculum and international exposure, our school students develop their intellect and character in a bilingual and bi-cultural environment, and are better prepared for their future in a multicultural workforce and global environment. As our world becomes fully interconnected, succeeding in the 21st century will require new ways of thinking, strong language skills and an open mind. Speaking other languages and understanding other cultures is an undeniable need for tomorrow’s world.

Christine and the Queens

Large & Small Circulation - Grade 6

RECENT NEWS

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2016 National Awards & Academic Achievement
Mathematics Competition We've enrolled our Second Graders in the 2016 NLMC Mathematicscontest in March 2016, at the last minute. The competition is a semiannual problem solving contest for Elementary and Middle school students. We registered for the Spring Contest. The goal of the competition is to encourage students' interest in math, to develop their problem [...]
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End of School Year Performance

Another delightful performing arts show at the end of this 2016 school year at Ecole Jean-Jacques Rousseau! Congratulations to all the students for their wonderful performances and the teachers for their hard work! From our preschoolers singing traditional French songs to our oldest students displaying true showmanship throughout the performance, the show was a real […]

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School Carnival – La Kermesse

Our first school carnival was a success! A giant “thank you” to all our school parents, volunteers, teachers and last minute helpers…and YOU! Thank you for coming out and spending the day with us. Your support for our school is greatly appreciated! The event featured children games, face painting, raffles for electronics & childcare certificates, […]

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WHAT PARENTS SAY

“We appreciate the small class sizes, one-on-one attention she receives, languages and cultural diversity exposure, and we see benefits of students across a range of ages being given opportunity to knowledge share and in a loosely structured way provide mentorship for each other.”

UPCOMING EVENTS