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November 24, 2021

The École Launches its 2022-2023 Scholarship Program 

The École is extending its scholarship program so that even more families can offer high-quality, truly bilingual education to their children.

For the 2022-2023 academic year, The École will allocate $1.5 million to enable more students to benefit from its unique dual French-American curriculum.

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November 19, 2021

Weekly Letter From Jean-Yves - The Best Job in the World

One of the things I’ve noticed in my 16 months in this city is that when New Yorkers eat out in restaurants, they have the excellent habit of striking up a conversation with the people at the table beside them. At least that is how, on a fairly regular basis, my wife Andria and I surreptitiously get to know and share delicious moments with complete strangers. What always surprises me is their reaction when I tell them what I do for a living (I can’t help myself).

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November 15, 2021

Introducing The Émission - The Podcast of The École

Our 4th and 5th Grade students have been working on a Webradio Workshop with our performing arts teacher, Remy Souchon, and they are now ready to share the results of their work with The École community.

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Categories: Community, Elementary, Radio
November 12, 2021

Weekly Letter from Jean-Yves - Contributing from a Distance

Becoming a head of school means having to adjust to not being at your students’ sides for all of their achievements. For that to happen, you need to be in class with them all the time. Learning to read, for example, doesn’t happen overnight: it’s a journey strewn with obstacles, signs to decode, and churlish letters that a child may recognize one-by-one but when coupled together, make an entirely different flummoxing sound.

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November 5, 2021

Weekly Letter from Jean-Yves - Areas of Strength & Room for Improvement

I mentioned to you a while ago that one of the challenges The École faces is preserving our identity despite an everchanging demographic–there is a constant flow of families that join us and families that leave. Last year, those arrivals and departures were coupled with my wish–as a newcomer myself–to bring a fresh perspective to the school.

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October 29, 2021

Weekly Letter from Jean-Yves - Fantastic Creatures & Superheroes

As I was putting on my Clark Kent/ Superman costume this morning, I remembered how, when I was younger, I took issue with traditions. I couldn’t stand the rhythm they seemed to impose on my life and I shirked them whenever I could. Then time passed and through education, I discovered a universe where traditions are in fact important milestones in children’s learning. My grudge against them softened.

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October 22, 2021

Weekly Letter from Jean-Yves – Finding The Right Path

I had the good fortune to sample some delicious hot chocolate and scrumptious freshly baked madeleines during Noémie Tessier’s visit yesterday. Noémie, Executive Pastry Chef at Angelina Paris, New York came to meet our 7th and 8th graders as part of the World of Work (WoW) program, masterfully coordinated for eight years now by Franck Le Martelot with the assistance of Gayle Hampton.

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October 13, 2021

World of Work 2021-2022 Season 8

The World of Work is back for its eighth season at The École in 2021-2022! We are delighted to be welcoming a variety of industry experts to meet our 7th and 8th Grade students in their classroom—either virtually or in-person—and share their professional experience, values, background, and knowledge with them.

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October 8, 2021

Weekly Letter from Jean-Yves - Taking Stock

As the first part of the school year draws to a close, it’s time to take stock of how things are going so far. With that in mind, I set time aside this week and last to meet individually with colleagues that are new to the school this year. First impressions are always invaluable and provide us with a fresh perspective on our identity and our way of doing things. In the same ‘taking stock’ mindset, we also sent a questionnaire to parents of newly enrolled students at The École– I will undoubtedly discuss those responses with you in a future letter.

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October 1, 2021

Weekly Letter from Jean-Yves - Putting Our Best Face Forward

Transparency has been a hot topic this week. Primarily due to news of a positive COVID-19 test–a result that turned out, as we now know, to be a false positive, with the subsequent tests being negative (the flipping of values that makes a negative result a good thing and a positive test a nightmare continues to perturb me).

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