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Our educational project

The Lab School Paris is an innovative, bilingual, united, secular, and eco-responsible school. It supports children in acquiring knowledge, skills, and culture from the Ministry of Education’s curriculum, while paying particular attention to the development of socio-emotional skills (creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, empathy, etc.). It aims to transform pupils into responsible, enlightened, autonomous, supportive, and blooming citizens.

Hybrid pedagogy

The pedagogy of the Lab School Paris relies on a hybrid approach, that is to say it is a synthesis inspired by contributions from different approaches. On the one hand, it draws on the contribution of pioneers in educational innovation, such as Maria Montessori, Célestin Freinet, John Dewey, Alexander Neill or Rudolf Steiner. On the other hand, it uses the current research in educational sciences and in other fields such as psychology, sociology, neuroscience, philosophy and anthropology. It functions in collaboration with the pedagogical council and the researchers of the Lab School Network. The educational team takes into account studies which scientifically evaluate teaching practices -both from the point of view of academic success and one’s well-being at school- and put them into work with children.

Co-teaching

The teaching team functions in pairs of French and English-speaking teachers. The supervision ratio is one teacher for a maximum of 15 children. 

Bilingualism
via mutual immersion

The simultaneous teaching of disciplines in two languages is the model chosen by the school. It is based on co-teaching in two languages and on the presence of children in the class whose language levels of French and English vary from beginner to native. 

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Primary school at Lab School

Primary school pupils are divided into four different groups, in double grades: 1st/2nd grade, 3rd/4th grade, 5th/6th grade.

Pupils in 6th grade participate in the 5th/6th grade class group, but are counted as middle schoolers and pay the middle school rate.

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From 8:30 a.m. 

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Welcome

Children are welcomed with their parents. This first moment ensures a smooth transition between home and school, while promoting exchanges with the team and between families

12:00 - 02:00 p.m.

Lunch and park outing

Meals take place in the classes.

Lunch is taken together with members of the educational team.

It is treated as a moment of exchange and learning in its own right. Parents who wish to can come and have lunch with us (bringing their own meal) from time to time and help supervise the meal. Recreation takes place in a nearby park.

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8:45 - 11:45 a.m.

Fundamental learning

The school rhythm and organization of work are partly inspired by Montessori pedagogy, which provides for long periods of work. Learning is personalized, respecting the child's pace and way of learning. The materials we use often allow for self-correction, and we encourage collaborative learning and peer tutoring.

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02:00 p.m.

Project-based learning

The organization of school time takes into account the child's biological rhythm. Numerous studies show that the early afternoon is the least favorable time for new learning requiring attention. After recess, a moment of relaxation is proposed, followed by various activities, in groups or on their own, which reactivate fundamental learning: artistic practices, collaborative projects, yoga, scientific experiments, discovery of different professions, etc. This is also the time when children can review, at their own pace, notions they haven't yet fully assimilated in class, or view the reverse classroom capsules.

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04:45 p.m.

End of the day

The school day ends at 4:15 p.m. to allow parents to pick up children who are not taking part in the arts and science Lab's extracurricular workshops.

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After school

After-school activities

After school, children can take part in extracurricular workshops as part of the Arts and Science Lab. 

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The Lab School Paris follows the academic calendar of the Parisian school district. Classes are held all day Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, as well as Wednesday and Friday mornings. Only middle school students have classes on Friday afternoon; classes for elementary school students end at 11:30 a.m. A daycare is offered to all elementary students, as is a study hall for middle schoolers. 

School Routines

One day in at Lab School Paris 

Pictures of the school

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