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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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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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November 24, 2020

What Does Friendship Mean to You?

In celebration of FriendshipWeek!

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Categories: Community, Culture
December 10, 2019

DELF for Adults at The École

This year, and for the first time, The École has offered a test prep class for the Adult session of the DELF exam

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Categories: Culture, Parents
November 8, 2018

Anne-Claire Kleindienst et la discipline positive

Fondé sur la discipline positive, l’ouvrage d’Anne-Claire Kleindienst présente un guide pratique pour mieux comprendre l’enfant dans les situations du quotidien.

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Categories: Community, Culture, Parents
May 18, 2018

Rubin Museum of Art Visit, Middle School

On Wednesday, May 9, 2018, a group of Middle School students got to experience the museum to see Tibetan art through a mindfulness-focused group tour.

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Categories: Culture, Middle School
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