If you’re interested in providing your children with a multicultural and multilingual education, you’ll be interested in learning about École Jean-Jacques Rousseau, also known as Austin French for Kids. This school, located in North Austin, is based on the French national curriculum, emphasizes both academics and creativity, and offers French immersion as well as Spanish and Arabic instruction.
École Jean Jacques Rousseau serves children in pre-K through 12th grade in a small school community made up of teachers, parents and students of diverse social and cultural backgrounds. This rich education includes the following key elements:
The French School Program: Pre-School, Elementary, & Middle School Program
The French program is designed for students who started their full-time French education at a preschool level and fluent in French by the sixth grade, and wish to pursue the French Middle school program. All classes are taught in French with the exception of the English course. Like the English Language students, Jean-Jacques Rousseau tests the French Section students with American standardized tests yearly as an assurance that the program is relevant to students who are planning to enter American colleges and universities.
The Integrated Dual-Language Program: A French Prep Program for US Students
This is a prep program for students transferring from other US schools. Depending on the French level of these students, other courses can be offered to be taken in French: Math Prep, Life and Earth Science, Physics and Chemistry, World History and Geography. Spanish and Latin classes are mandatory during the spring or fall semesters.
The English School Program: For American and International Students
This program is designed for the American and International student who has transferred from other US schools and who wishes to attend college and would like to learn in English. The faculty designs this college prep program adhering to the guidelines of the Texas Standards to guarantee that all requirements for college are not only met but exceeded. Instruction is in English in all classes of this section with the exception of the French class.
–> Parent Info Sessions & Enrollment: Learn everything about the school at one of their informal informational sessions held throughout the year. Parents are invited to attend short sessions of 45 minutes to an hour to give them the opportunity to meet with the owners of the program and with existing parents. To schedule your tour & info session, please call 512-339-6000 or click here to fill out an online request form.
Following your tour of the school, you can follow the steps on this Admissions page of their website if you are interested in enrolling your child.
–> Learn More: For much more information, testimonials, detailed program descriptions and more, please visit www.austinfrenchforkids.org. You can also view their Facebook page for updates on current school programs and events.