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January 28, 2022

Weekly Letter from Jean-Yves - Assessing Evaluations

I mentioned last week that I haven’t been spending enough time in Maternelle lately. And yet wonderful things are happening there and it is always a huge pleasure—as Laurence will concur—to drop into the classrooms and watch the children learning, playing, and growing. 206—as insiders refer to it—is a unique place where kindness, generosity, and respect are imbued with a special meaning.

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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 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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