This year, our Camps are back on both campuses!

Our Camps have been designed to provide children with an immersive bilingual experience similar to The École’s regular school year program–with lots of fun. At our Flatiron District campuses and the surrounding Madison Square Park and Peter’s Field, campers learn and practice both French and English through daily art, music, sports, theater, and many other workshops and activities.

Throughout the day, children are guided through workshops and activities by a camp team composed entirely of The École’s School Life assistants and teachers, and instructors from our after-school program partners. All are native speakers of French or English and all are deeply experienced in working with language learners of all levels. They ensure campers have the opportunity to improve their French and English language skills, at their own pace and in relaxed—yet enriching—settings.

October Camp 2021

Our October Camp runs from Monday, October 11 to Friday, October 15, we are welcoming children from Nursery to Kindergarten in our Fifth Avenue Building, and Elementary students in our Main Building.

Download the October Camp Brochure

Other Camps to come!

The École is planning to offer several other Camps:

  • During the February Break: from Monday, February 21  to Friday, February 25
  • The first week of the Spring Break: from Monday, April 11 to Friday, April 15
  • And during the Summer: from Monday, June 27 to Friday, July 15

More information will be shared soon!

Daily Schedule

Maternelle: Nursery to Kindergarten

Our October Camp is held at the Fifth Avenue Building. The days begin at 8:30 a.m. with a morning welcome followed by the first activity, an outdoor recess (at Madison Square Park or on our rooftop, weather permitting) followed by a second activity. Then it’s time for lunch and quiet games, and–for our youngest campers–nap-time. The three afternoon workshop activities, just like those held in the morning, are run in French or English. A snack is provided in the afternoon. Parents can pick their children up between 4:45 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Please note that lunch will not be provided by the camp. Parents are required to pack lunch for their child(ren) and make sure the children have it with them at morning drop-off. Please do not pack any food containing peanut products, as The École is a peanut-free environment.

Click here to see our daily schedules.

Fees & Registration

Maternelle: Nursery to Kindergarten

Our program is intentionally flexible, to work around your family’s schedule, with options to sign up for a half-day (8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.), a full day (8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.), or a full week (5 full days).

By Day

  • Half-day: $90
  • Full day: $160

Full Week

  • 5 full days: $680

Click here to register

Daily Schedule

Elementary: Grade 1 to 5

Our October Camp for Elementary students is held at the Main Building. Drop-off starts at 8:15 a.m. In the morning students participate in three different activities, followed by an outdoor recess at Madison Square Park, before lunch. Just like the morning activities, the three afternoon activities are offered in French or English. The day ends with a snack before parents come and collect their children between 4:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Please note that lunch will not be provided by the camp. Parents are required to pack lunch for their children and make sure they have it with them at morning drop-off. Please do not pack any food containing peanut products, as The École is a peanut-free environment.

Click here to see our daily schedules.

For our Elementary students, we are offering even more options this year!

  • Soccer Practice with French Football Academy (FFF) coaches: in the morning, children can choose to register for a 2 and a half hour soccer practice and games with the FFF coaches. In that case, instead of participating in three morning activities, the children walk with the FFF coaches to Peter’s Field for soccer practice and return to the school for outdoor recess. Note: on Wednesday the practice takes place at St. Vartan Park, which is a 20-min walk away. This activity is optional and involves an additional fee.

 

  • Afternoon Session at Tennis Innovators: in the afternoon, students have the option to register for a 2 and a half hour tennis class with Tennis Innovators at their Midtown location at 500 8th Avenue btw. 35th & 36th Street. Children registered for this activity leave the school by private bus at 1 p.m. (15-20 minutes transport) and are back at The École for the last pick-up time at 4:30 p.m. This activity is optional and involves an additional fee.

Fees & Registration

Elementary: Grade 1 to 5

To offer more opportunities to our Elementary students to practice their favorite sports with our afterschool program partners, we are proposing different options for the morning and the afternoon sessions of our October Camp. You can register for the entire week of regular camp (5 days, from October 11 to October 15, 8:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m.), full days of regular camp (8:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.), or the entire week or full days of camp with additional FFF Soccer in the morning and/or Tennis Innovators in the afternoon. You can also select half-days of regular camp (8: 15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 12:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m), or mornings with FFF Soccer (8: 15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) or afternoons with Tennis Innovators (12:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.).

By Day

  • Full day regular camp: $160
  • Full day with FFF Soccer in the morning: $190
  • Full day with Tennis Innovators in the afternoon: $220
  • Full day with FFF Soccer Option in the morning and Tennis Innovators in the afternoon: $250

Full Week

  • 5 full days: $680
  • 5 full days with FFF Soccer in the morning: $810
  • 5 full days with Tennis Innovators in the afternoon: $940
  • 5 full days with FFF Soccer in the morning and Tennis Innovators in the afternoon: $1,060

Half-day

  • Half-day regular camp: $90
  • Morning with FFF Soccer: $120
  • Afternoon with Tennis Innovators: $150

Click here to register

Questions about our Camps?

If you would like to learn more about The École Camps, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d love to tell you more about our approach to bilingual learning, how we’ve brought it to life in fun activities, and why it will be a wonderful experience for your child!