Admissions & Registration
2019-2020 Academic Year
The application period for the 2019-2020 academic year is closed. Registration for Admissions to academic calendar year 2020-2021 are from November 2019 to the end of January 2020. The School accepts applications via its website, App or by post. A confirmation email will be sent to parents when the full application is received. February 2020: The School reviews all completed applications. March 2020: The School will contact parents if a space is available for their child. Both parents and the child must attend this meeting which will last about thirty minutes. April 2019: Families are contacted with an acceptance letter or an opportunity to join a waiting list. Factors considered when reviewing an application: Class composition (age/gender/language balance) and indications that the Montessori education is a preferred method of instruction for the family. Preference is given to siblings of current students and children transferring from another Montessori school. Children must be toilet independent to enter the Children’s House program.
One time new student fee: 500 euros
The Toddler Community
(2 to 3 year olds)
While respecting individual personalities, the focus at this stage of development is on cultivating basic motor coordination, independence, and language development, in a nurturing, social community. One French-speaking, and one English-speaking teacher welcome twelve children in each toddler classroom. Care is taken to respect different levels of maturity and separation concerns.
(3 to 6 year olds)
Children at this stage of development have the ability to embrace knowledge and activity without effort, or fatigue, because of an ‘absorbent mind’. One French-speaking, and one English-speaking teacher welcome children into each primary classroom.
Hours: First Year
Hours: Second and Third Year
(6 to 12 year olds)
At this stage of development, children have an appetite for understanding the universe and their place in it. One French-speaking and one English-speaking teacher welcome children into the elementary classroom.Their curiosity is engaged in a research style of learning, either individually or in small groups, which helps them develop reasoning abilities and life skills while broadening their knowledge base.
Extended Day Program – Junior
Extended Day Program – Senior
For Second Year Children’s House and older
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Friday
A variety of extra-curricular activities including sports, coding, theater, yoga, chess and cooking led by external educators.
Extended Day Program (EDP): 3000 euros
|Second and Third year Children’s House||15h00 – 16h30||Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday|
|Elementary Program||15h00 – 16h30||Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday|
Start Code in Early Age
Children today are learning to interface with technology at younger ages, but they are still rarely prompted to think about where the applications they use come from. Coding and programming (computational thinking) are becoming vital parts of a child’s experience and knowledge base formation.
We encourage very limited exposure to electronic screens for children ages 0-6yrs, and offer specially adapted courses for technology learning.
Once a year a group of children travel by train to the Alps to experience a week of ski and winter fun! Accompanied by our Montessori teachers and ESF monitors, the children enjoy a full morning of skiing followed by an afternoon of school work and various evening activities. Living, working and enjoying nature together is a stimulating experience that will be cherished for a lifetime.
The Pony Club welcomes our children in June each year for a week of discovery. In the company of our teachers and the club counsellors. The children learn proper care and enjoyment of riding their pony. They are involved in brushing, feeding and tacking-up their pony before they ride. The accommodation and grounds provide ample space for enjoying meals and living all together, and for organized indoor and outdoor activities at the end of each day.
Each July the School organizes a month of activities in English and in French for children between the ages of 4 and 12 years.Our educators and assistants engage the children in a program full of art, music, cooking and gymnastics in a Montessori environment as well as visits to cultural institutions in Paris.Children can join for a weekly or monthly basis.
Places are limited and inscriptions must be made before June 1, 2019. An inscription is confirmed only when the full payment has been received by the School.Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions concerning the Summer Club.
A lunch box can be brought to school from home or families can order a cold meal prepared by the School caterer. A typical cold lunch is a sandwich with a protein and vegetable served with a fruit and yogurt or cheese.A lunch box is required for any child who has allergies or food aversions. Products are bio when possible and no pork is served.Children bring their own water bottles to school.
|Month of July: July 1 – 26||160 euros|
|Week 1: July 1 – 5||40 euros|
|Week 2: July 8 – 12||40 euros|
|Week 3: July 15 – 19||40 euros|
|Week 4: July 22 – 26||40 euros|
Educational & Family Services
You can personalize your child’s supplemental learning and benefit from family services upon request here. All private tutors are AMI certified Montessori teacher guides providing one-on-one personalized learning for your child. Each lesson can be hosted at the Bilingual Montessori School of Paris in a dedicated space for any student ages 2-12 years old. Private sessions can also be arranged through the school upon request at a location outside the school campus on a case-by-case basis. All other service providers will have Montessori related professional experience.
- Languages (spoken, written, reading, spelling)
in English, French, German, Italian, Arabic, Chinese, etc.
- Practical Life
- Harmony & Courtesy
- And more.
To request a Private Tutor or family service provider
After School Activities
Montessori Parental Coaching
Parental support is offered by a bilingual Montessori Directress (AMI trained) and certified by the Institut de Coaching International. Meetings can be held at the home or at the School outside school hours.More information:email@example.com
Parents’ Montessori Activities
A variety of events, lectures, orientations and workshops are offered for the parents to learn how to apply the “Montessori spirit” at home and in your family life.
The school welcomes you to enroll and attend !
More info : firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent Community Activities
Je suis certaine que le début d’apprentissage de mes enfants dans votre école dès leur plus jeune âge a donné confiance en eux, le sens du respect des autres et une vrai autonomie.
Our time at BMSP has been so formative and special for us; we have learned a great deal as parents, had the opportunity to be a part of a wonderful community, and our child has had the best start to a ‘whole’ education that we and she could have hoped for. The fact that she has always, every day, wanted to go to school, as much for the teachers and learning as for her friends, is a testament to all that you have given her, both in and out of school.
Training & AMI Diplomas
AMI Training Programs
All training courses and training centers are staffed by highly qualified AMI teacher trainers supported by a pedagogical team of experienced advisors to ensure that the objectives of Maria Montessori’s pedagogical principles are upheld. Diploma Courses are examined by external examiners appointed by AMI, who serve to maintain the high standard and integrity of AMI course programs.
AMI training centers are located around the world (https://montessori-ami.org/training-programmes/training-centres). These centers offer AMI diploma and certificate courses that are recognised internationally for their quality and authenticity. Each year, thousands of teachers and classroom assistants are trained worldwide.
The courses offered by AMI prepare adults at the following levels:
* Assistants to Infancy (0-3)
* Primary/Casa dei Bambini/Children’s House (3-6)
* First Plane (0-6)
* Elementary (6-12)
* Adolescent (12-18) (12-15 is Montessori Secondary; after 15 is Montessori High School)
* Core Knowledge
* Dementia and Ageing
* Inclusive Education
* Montessori Administrator
* Montessori Classroom Assistant
* Montessori Sports Coach
Explore AMI Training Course here:
We accept spontaneous job applications but only consider educators certified by the Association Montessori International (AMI) and whose native language is English or French. For requests concerning internships or observations, please send an email with the subject line: Request for internship or observation. Due to high demand, we respond only to applications selected favorably for our recruitment process.Contact: email@example.com
Maria MONTESSORI, L’enfant. Desclée de Brouwer, 1936Dr Catherine GUEGUEN, Pour une enfance heureuse, Robert Laffont, 2014Dr Catherine GUEGUEN, Vivre heureux avec son enfant, Robert Laffont, 2015Dr Catherine GUEGUEN, Heureux d’apprendre à l’école, Les Arènes/Robert Laffont, 2018Jane NELSEN, La discipline positive, Editions du Toucan, 2012
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Donations & Support
The Bilingual Montessori School of Paris is funded solely by tuition and private donations*. As a School hors-contrat in France, public funding is not available. The annual expenditure supports the highest quality education possible for the students of the School.
Breakdown of Expenses
*As a French association 1901 as well as a 501(c)(3) in the United States, financial donations to the School are tax-deductible to the extent allowable to the respective country’s laws.EIN # 98-0036184Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students:The Bilingual Montessori School of Paris admits students of any race, color, nationality, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discrimate on the basis of race, color, national, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, and other school administered programs.