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Maternelle (TPS-K)

Beginning with our Toute Petite Section class (early preschool for 2 ½ year-olds), French International uses play-based inquiry in a nurturing French immersion learning environment as a springboard to the IB Primary Years Programme which starts in preschool.

Maternelle (Cycle 1 in the French curriculum) is the early childhood program which includes TPS (Toute Petite Section ), preschool, prekindergarten, and kindergarten.

Maternelle Learning and Programs

French Curriculum

We follow the guidelines set forth by the French Ministry of Education for Maternelle. There are five domains Maternelle students work in to prepare them for elementary school.

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A photo of a student giving a peace sign while riding a tricycle
Two kindergarteners writing letters
An architect showing preschoolers blueprints of a building
A student walking on obstacles during parkour.
A preschooler and teaching assistant laughing.
A student gardening and rakes the dirt
A student runs towards the camera out on the playground
A kindergarten eating breakfast in Discovery Park
Two preschool students holding bunnies
Two TPS students in pajamas smiling at a camera
A student makes a beaded bracelet
A student holding a baby goat
A student flips a crepe