Because we believe that a school today must be open to the world and to an international perspective, the gift School is bilingual English/French. The school environment is bilingual, and children experience the two languages in a natural way. In mornings, younger children do their activities with a French teacher and a native English-speaking assistant while the older children have more structured “academic” learning in French. In the afternoons, all classes have activities in English.
Because most of the world’s children today are multilingual, we believe that bilingualism is not a goal in and of itself, yet a tool by which children learn that there is more than one word which correspond which each concept. Multiple languages open a gateway for children to experience new cultures, thereby allowing them to better understand their own identity.