The International School of the Bassin d'Arcachon will grow at the same time as its students.
Our training allows all our students to continue our course until Baccalauréat International,
as well as returning to a classic course at any time with solid foundations and fluent English in addition!
Welcome to our cocooning and stimulating classrooms !
Classrooms are cheerful, colorful, with different hands on and fun game spaces.
There are fully equipped with rich material and interactive teaching activities
(Montessori, Singapour, STEM & Waseca).
Assuring that children receive kind attention from two professionals;
one native teacher and one specialized childhood care and all this in a perfect
The first year of Kindergarten is a social and welcoming gathering point.
Routines helps children to feel in a suited environment.
These first years are crucial and our privilege environment allows children to build
a strong future education. After 3 or 4 years in our institution, bilingual apprenticeship
and other opening to the world will enable your children to integrate easily all other
Thanks to hands on activities, teachers cover all the National program and more.
The timetable, runed by different workshops, allows a strong autonomy and personalized
our small classes enables student to receive strong personalized attendance according
to their own rhythm.
Our award programs allows each student to finish their education here with a higher level
in every topic. They can then enter primary school easily.
All these skills are studied and evaluated :
Nursery and first grade Kindergarten
Living with independence and living together
pre maths ans scientific logic models
Sensory experience and easy going locomotion
Artistic and musical approach
Body locomotion and expression
(MS/Reception) et grande-section (GS/Year 1) :
Living with independence and together
Reading ans French writing initiation
Maths: Singapour method
World discovery ( history and geography)
Technological and scientific approach
Music and arts
Body locomotion and expression
A smooth transition
Before 6, children are still learning every day routines and living together, they slowly
learn new learnings.
Our specific accompaniment allows children to freely play games and move as to
integrate progressively rules of living together.
Everything has been thought as to respect one's rhythm : in the classroom, diapers are accepted and the teaching of being diaper free comes within the right time. Children also enjoy nature everyday.
Bilinguism 50% French, 50% English
We welcome children who are French or English beginners.
3 passionate professionals, qualified and with a strong experience, take care of the children : one French teacher, a care et an English teacher. For a complete linguistic immersion, each teacher builds its program and only speaks its native language.
They use comforting words and attitudes for the English and French children to live together and speak fluently rapidly.
For them to reach this aim, we also offer extra tuition.
A rich and dynamic multi level system
Children often learn by imitating older ones. They adopt social codes and feel more at ease in a mixte small age group. Social science have already proved these last 40 years that a heterogeneous group is beneficial for children.
In our school, children access to their own knowledge without having to pass in September to the upper classe, doing curiosity-driven work.
Together, lets experience great adventures !
Together, we are going to experience great adventures and learn all main topics in a playful way ! It is by experimenting and by doing scientific manipulations that children start learning and this answers to all their questions : Why is it flowing ? How does it float ? How many cones represent mum's age ? Who is older or younger than me ? How do I write my name ? And my friends'.....?
Important world topics are always a good inspiration to approach a concept :
Space, volcanoes, children of the world, family, world animals, Living beings' evolution, Earth, meteo, countries and different cultures, Food and cooking, ..
Sports and activities
The younger ones have every day several hours outside in our big wooded park to run, play (sand pit, mud kitchen and wooded park)
From reception, sports are offered each week by a PE teacher (baby gym, yoga, sport tracks and supportive games)
Music and singing
Children learn each week bilingual songs and have several musical workshops with percussions and songs.
At EIBA, we have chosen the learning by doing method rather than screens, apart from occasional documentaries or movie outings.
As we know, screens have heavy impacts on our brains and this is why we have chosen not to introduce screens too soon ans they are a omnipresent all our life.
Choosing the learning by doing method enables children to develop their curiosity, imagination, patience and perserverance/
The progress of the students is evaluated every day in continuous assessment. At the end of each school period, you will be able to consult your child's work and we invite you to meet the teachers as well . Every end term you will have a success booklet relating your child's progression.