School Schedule and Calendar

The Gift School is open from 8 am to 6:30 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

On Wednesdays (Gift Wednesdays and Montessori Wednesdays) the school is open from 9 am to 5 pm.

In keeping with the recommendations of the French National Education Board, children are therefore in class for 24 hours each week. Class time takes place between 9 am and 12:30 pm and between 2 pm and 4:30 pm. Children can be dropped off at school between 8 and 9 am.

A daycare service is offered between between 5 pm and 6:30 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Parents sign up in advance for daycare service which is invoiced in 30 minute slots.

In keeping with the latest research on chronoeducation (the influence of the biological clock on the learning process),  morning sessions are longer than afternoon sessions, and take place between 9 am and 12:30 pm. Morning sessions are dedicated to structured and academic learning. Afternoon sessions are dedicated to various activities, such as theater, art, movement/sports, gardening and other outdoor activities.

A special room in the school is prepared every day for naptime and children of any age can use this time to rest and sleep.