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.