Voir le monde à travers deux prismes. Établir des connections à travers deux contextes. Imaginer les nouvelles possibilités offertes par deux points de vue. Ce sont les dons que nous veillons à insuffler chaque jour dans notre programme bilingue au Collège, en permettant aux étudiants d’acquérir un rôle personnel plus important dans leur expérience éducative et de se sentir fiers de leurs capacités.

Notre programme pour le collège est conçu de manière à encourager les étudiants à déployer leurs capacités et leur savoir jusqu’à atteindre leur plein potentiel. Il leur demande d’acquérir les compétences recommandées à la fois par le Ministère Français de l’Éducation Nationale et les États-Unis. Le programme commun pour chaque matière fondamentale – les lettres, les mathématiques et les sciences – est enseigné en Français et en Anglais par des spécialistes natifs dans l’une ou l’autre langue, ce qui expose les étudiants aux attentes pédagogiques de chaque système universitaire. Afin qu’ils développent une vision globale et multiculturelle, leur apprentissage du Mandarin se poursuit ou est remplacé par l’Espagnol. Notre programme unique «World of Work» connecte ensuite les contenus étudiés en classe avec les opportunités du monde réel, inspirant les étudiants pour réfléchir plus en profondeur à leurs futurs domaines d’études potentiels.

Des esprits agiles

Mettre les perspectives en action

C’est pendant les années de Collège que nos étudiants commencent à reconnaître personnellement et à utiliser les bénéfices de leur expérience bilingue. En immersion au fil des années à The École, non seulement dans deux langages mais également deux systèmes d’apprentissage, ils comprennent naturellement qu’il y a une manière alternative d’envisager et de résoudre un problème, quel qu’en soit le sujet. Renforcés par des approches et des outils multiples, ils développent une confiance pour employer ce qui fonctionne le mieux pour eux dans leurs études ou au quotidien et pour aborder et s’adapter à de nouvelles expériences culturelles, à la fois en classe et ailleurs dans le monde.

Des cœurs ouverts

Donner une voix à la gentillesse

Les étudiants de The École sont entourés de camarades de toutes nationalités avec lesquels ils partagent deux langues. Ils développent une conscience d’eux-mêmes et de leur place dans le monde que constituent leurs amis et leurs familles, enrichis par des expériences et des perspectives différentes des leurs. Enrichis par notre Programme d’Éducation Civique et par nos clubs scolaires et d’aide à la communauté, ils mûrissent en eux, entre-eux et dans la communauté les traits d’une société réellement tolérante.

Des avenirs brillants

Se préparer pour un monde plus vaste

Au cours des dernières années à The École, nos équipes travaillent avec les étudiants – et leurs parents -pour aller au-delà de la salle de classe tandis qu’ils se concentrent progressivement sur la préparation pour le lycée à New York ou à l’étranger. Elles les aident à entrer en contact avec les écoles de leur choix et à naviguer à travers les processus de tests et de candidatures. La réussite brillante de nos anciens étudiants est une source de fierté immense et avec l’élargissement constant de notre communauté d’anciens élèves, c’est la meilleure preuve que le programme bilingue unique de The École prépare les étudiants à s’épanouir et à apporter leurs contributions au monde autour d’eux, où qu’ils aillent.

Curriculum

Sciences humaines

Système Français

6th Grade Humanities in French is comprised of: French Language and “Histoire Géographie”. In French Language, there are five fundamental and interdependent components: (1) reading, (2) writing, (3) language study, (4) oral expression and (5) art history. Classroom activities vary: they can be done with the teacher, alone or in groups. Required reading is regularly offered to students, supplemented by individual free reading. The main objective of written expression is to prepare readable and coherent text, organized in paragraphs. Oral expression is practiced during classroom activities, and also through the preparation of lectures on a specific topic every quarter. In Histoire Géographie, the aim is the acquisition of a humanist perspective. The periods covered in History reach from the Ancient Worlds (“Haute Antiquité”) to the beginnings of the Middle Ages. Geography explores the notion of “living”.

Système Américain

English Language Arts and Social Studies for Grade 6 are combined into one integrated Humanities course in which history and cultural studies inform, enrich, and contextualize the study of literary texts. Students discover legends, myths, and folklore, beginning with the Greeks and Romans, which the French program expands upon later in the year. Students also examine the traditions and myths of Native American and African cultures. They continue the exploration of the stories and history of colonial and revolutionary America and Native Americans started in earlier grades. Further investigations include poetry and theater, drawing on students’ knowledge of ancient cultures acquired in their French courses.
Mathématiques

Système Français

6th Grade Math in French is mainly centered on geometry (60%). We study the concepts of straight lines, half-lines and segments, distances and mediators, circle, particular angles and bisector, perimeters and areas, axial symmetry, rectangular parallelepiped and volumes. About 20% of the teaching is dedicated to the representation of data (tables and graphs) and the notion of proportionality (situations of proportionality, presentation in tabular form, percentages). Some topics covered in Grade 6 Math in English will be studied in French as well (20%) to ensure that students are able to transfer knowledge acquired in English and use it in solving problems in French (decimal numbers, fractions, Euclidean division and decimal).

Système Américain

Grade 6 Math in English explores six critical areas: (1) Algebraic reasoning, (2) Integers and operations with rational numbers, (3) Operations with fractions and decimals, (4) Multi-step equations, (5) Statistical thinking, and (6) Proportional relationships and measurement. The course is a balanced integration of procedural fluency, conceptual understanding, and problem-solving. The integration emphasizes developing students' skills in carrying out procedures flexibly, accurately, efficiently, and appropriately, as well as constructing and connecting mathematical concepts and rigorous reasoning evidenced by an ability to analyze and identify the most effective strategy to solve problems. Geometric concepts are studied in 6th grade Math in French.
Science

Système Français

Grade 6 Science in “Sciences de la Vie et de la Terre” or “SVT”— consists of four parts: (1) Know your environment, (2) The origin of matter and living things, (3) Settlement of environments, and (4) The unity, kinship and diversity of living beings. It is a naturalistic approach that allows students to better observe, know and understand the world around them and their environment. It is also intended to introduce students to the scientific process, which will be the basis of all SVT teaching in middle and high school.

Système Américain

Science in English for 6th Grade is very much a hands-on course with laboratory experiments, investigations, and activities comprising much of the class time. All experiments are conducted within collaborative groups, inquiry-based, and student-centered. Science learning employs interactive classroom discussions and active participation in learning new scientific concepts and is integrated with literacy, mathematics, technology, creative arts, and history wherever possible.
Langages du Monde

Mandarin

Based on what they have learned in previous years, 6th Grade students further develop their oral language skills, as well as their written skills. Language functions and notions are systematically incorporated in all topics and settings, which prepare our students for continuing their study in Mandarin. Basic rules, which apply all the way through college level, on the writing of Chinese characters, grammar structures, and language patterns are emphasized. Students will be encouraged to recognize and memorize more frequently used characters. Students also begin to use the computer to type Chinese characters.

Espagnol

Grade 6 students are introduced to various linguistic topics in Spanish that focus on speaking, reading and writing introductory Spanish. In class, students receive assignments and assessments that help reinforce the topics being discussed. Students use role-playing activities and oral presentations to demonstrate their own knowledge of the concepts learned in the course. Students will be able to apply Spanish learned in class to real-world situations, thus allowing students to become comfortable using the target language both in and outside of the classroom.
Sciences Humaines

Système Français

7th Grade Humanities in French is comprised of: French Language and “Histoire Geographie”. In French Language, students continue with the five fundamental and interdependent components introduced in 6th Grade: (1) reading, (2) writing, (3) language study, (4) oral expression and (5) art history. Classroom activities vary: they can be done with the teacher, alone or in groups. Required reading is regularly offered to students, supplemented by individual free reading. The main objective in written expression is to prepare readable and coherent text, organized in paragraphs. Oral expression is practiced during classroom activities, and also through the preparation of lectures on a specific topic every quarter. In Histoire Géographie, the aim is the continued acquisition of a humanist perspective. The period covered in History reaches from the Middle Ages to modern times. Geography focuses on the study of the notion of sustainable development. Each lesson is built around a triple objective: acquisition of knowledge, acquisition of know-how, and acquisition of how to behave.

Système Américain

The Humanities in English for Grade 7 curriculum continues to integrate Language Arts, Social Studies and Geography. Classes focus on building strong reading, writing, research and communication skills. Students practice both creative and technical writing. The Social Studies component focuses on the history, geography, cultural, economic, and political life in the United States from the American Revolution through the Civil War and the effects of modern society. A project will span the course of the year and focus on the movement of people around the world for personal, political, economic or social reasons.
Mathématiques

Système Français

Math in French for Grade 7 is a logical continuation of the sixth grade: the concepts already discussed are prolonged and deepened. Geometry (geometric constructions, demonstrations, problem-solving) accounts for about 60% of the program, covering the notions of triangles, central symmetry, particular angles, particular parallelograms, areas, right prism and cylinder of revolution. Proportionality (fourth proportional, percentage, scales) and the representation of data (numbers, frequencies, classes, diagrams) represent about 20%. As in 6th Grade, the remaining time is spent ensuring that students are able to use the knowledge acquired in Math in English in solving problems written in French (fractions, equations, expressions, and relative numbers).

Système Américain

Grade 7 Math in English extends understanding of algebraic concepts, integers, and operations with rational numbers, rate and proportional reasoning, and statistical analysis. Students investigate linear equations, graphs and functions, and the impact of slope in an equation. In grades 6 and 7, developing key practices in mathematics is emphasized and required, including perseverance, attention to precision, abstract and quantitative reasoning, constructing viable arguments, and using appropriate strategies. Math concepts studied in English, which focus on algebra, complement the geometrical concepts that are the focus in the French math course.
Science

Système Français

7th Grade Science in French is comprised of two areas of study: “Physique Chimie” and “Sciences de la Vie et de la Terre” or “SVT”. Physique Chimie is divided into three parts: (1) Chemistry, focused on the study of water, (2) Electricity, focused on the study of series and parallel electrical circuits, and (3) Optics, focused on the sources of light and the propagation of light, as well as the Sun, Earth, and Moon system. The course always incorporates experimental activities that allow students to become personally involved in the construction and learning of the course. In SVT, students begin to study biology in a more detailed and deepened way by looking at the functioning of the organs of the main body systems, including breathing, digestion, blood circulation, excretion. They also explore geology and Earth science by focusing on the role of water in the evolution of landscapes.

Système Américain

Science in English for 7th Grade is a hands-on course with laboratory experiments, investigations, and activities comprising much of the class time. All experiments are conducted within collaborative groups, inquiry-based, and student-centered. Science learning employs interactive classroom discussions and active participation in learning new scientific concepts and is integrated with literacy, mathematics, technology, creative arts, and history wherever possible.
Langages du Monder

Mandarin

The 7th Grade Mandarin course will continue building upon skills learned before as well as developing the four language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. Students will become more comfortable with writing and reading using Chinese characters. More technologies will be incorporated into the class so as to help students further develop their Mandarin skills. More advanced grammar will be integrated and students will understand Mandarin parts of speech, and master expressions in the present, past, and future tenses, as well as usage of sentence particles, conjunctions.

Espagnol

In Grade 7, students will be introduced to various linguistic topics in Spanish that will focus on speaking, reading and writing introductory Spanish. In class, students will receive assignments and assessments that help reinforce the topics being discussed. Students will use role-playing activities and oral presentations to demonstrate their own knowledge of the concepts learned in the course. Students will be able to apply Spanish learned in class to real-world situations thus allowing students to become comfortable using the target language both in and outside of the classroom.
Sciences Humaines

Système Français

8th Grade Humanities in French is comprised of: French Language and “Histoire Géographie”. In French Language, students continue with the five fundamental and interdependent components introduced in 7th Grade: (1) reading, (2) writing, (3) language study, (4) oral expression and (5) art history. Classroom activities vary: they can be done with the teacher, alone or in groups. Required reading is regularly offered to students, supplemented by individual free reading. The main objective of written expression is to prepare readable and coherent text, organized in paragraphs. Oral expression is practiced during classroom activities, and also through the preparation of lectures on a specific topic every quarter. In Histoire Géographie, the aim is the continued acquisition of a humanist perspective. The period covered in History reaches from the Enlightenment to the Industrial Age. Geography focuses on the study of globalization. Each lesson is built around a triple objective: (1) acquisition of knowledge, (2) acquisition of know-how, and (3) acquisition of how to behave.

Système Américain

Humanities in English for Grade 8 continues to integrate Language Arts, Social Studies and Geography. Classes focus on building strong reading, writing, research and communication skills, with a strong emphasis on high school readiness. Students continue to write to express themselves creatively and for academic purposes. Using literature and writing, students explore various topics and themes from US History. The Social Studies component focuses on the history, geography, cultural, economic, and political life in the United States from the Reconstruction Era to Modern American History. Technology is regularly integrated into the course for word processing, research, presentations, note taking and final projects. Students will thematically explore topics such as: What are the causes and consequences of prejudice and injustice? How does technology change the way we live and work? What are the consequences when cultures interact? How do governments change?
Mathématiques

Système Français

8th Grade Math in French is a logical continuation of 7th Grade: the concepts already discussed are extended and deepened. Geometry is more focused on demonstrating and solving problems and represents about 60% of the program. The theories of Thales and Pythagoras, the notion of cosine and tangent, the pyramids and cones of revolution will be studied. Proportionality (cross product, enlargements, and reductions) and data processing (averages, percentages) represent about 20%. As in 7th grade, the remaining time is spent ensuring that students are able to use the knowledge acquired in Math in English in solving problems written in French (fractions and exponents, equations and inequalities, relative numbers).

Système Américain

Math in English for Grade 8 further extends understanding of algebraic concepts. Instruction focuses on three critical areas: (1) formulating and reasoning related to expressions and equations. Solving linear equations including special linear equations such as proportionality to determine the slope of a line; (2) introduction to the use of functions to describe quantitative relationships; and (3) understanding and application of the Pythagorean Theorem.
Science

Système Français

Science in French for 8th Grade is comprised of two areas of study: “Physique Chimie” and “Sciences de la Vie et de la Terre” or “SVT”. Physique Chimie is divided into three parts: (1) Electricity, focused on the Laws of direct current (Current, Voltage, Resistance, Ohm's Law), (2) Chemistry, focused on the study of atmosphere of Earth (properties, molecular description, combustions, chemical transformations), and (3) Optics, focused on the light and color of an object, lenses, the eye. The course always incorporates experimental activities that allow students to become personally involved. SVT is made up of three parts. (1) Geology, focused on understanding the functioning of the Earth, in particular the consequences of the internal activity of the Earth on its landscapes, (2) Biology, focused on explaining sexual reproduction, in humans and other animals that evolve in different environments, and (3) Communication within organisms, in particular, nervous and hormonal systems.

Système Américain

8th Grade Science in English focuses on both biology and physics. The biological course introduces students to the structure and function of DNA & genetics; cellular study, bacteria and immunology; etc.. In the physical course they are introduced to the atomic structure and Bohr’s model of the atom; the Periodic Table of Elements and periodic trends, etc.
Langages du Monde

Mandarin

8th Grade Mandarin will continue building upon skills learned before as well as developing the four language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. Students will become more comfortable with writing and reading using Chinese characters.

Espagnol

In Grade 8, students will continue to be introduced to various linguistic topics in Spanish that will focus on speaking, reading and writing introductory Spanish. In class, students will receive assignments and assessments that help reinforce the topics being discussed. Students will use role-playing activities and oral presentations to demonstrate their own knowledge of the concepts learned in the course. Students will be able to apply Spanish learned in class to real-world situations thus allowing students to become comfortable using the target language both in and outside of the classroom.

Des questions sur notre programme au Collège ?

Rachel Loble, Directrice de la Vie Scolaire et Directrice du Collège

Si vous souhaitez en savoir plus sur notre programme rigoureux pour les étudiants du Collège, n’hésitez pas à nous contacter. Nous sommes fiers de notre programme et nous serons plus qu’enchantés de répondre à toutes les questions que vous vous posez ou de discuter dans le détail sur les bénéfices pour votre enfant d’une éducation bilingue à The École.

Rachel Loble, Directrice de la Vie Scolaire et Directrice du Collège