A laboratory school is a school affiliated to a university department or a teacher training structure.

Three complementary activities are associated with it: teaching, training and research. Because of this structure, an organic link is naturally drawn between education and research, which allows to “Develop and test new approaches, by modeling the best practices” ( Cucchiara, 2010 ).


What is a Lab School?


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 in the class of children whose language levels of French and English vary from beginner to native.

Bilingualism by mutual immersion

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 at transforming pupils into responsible, enlightened, autonomous, supportive and blooming citizens.

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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 of 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 or anthropology. 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 well-being at school- and put them into work with children.


The teaching team works as a duo of French-English teachers. The supervision rate is one teacher for a maximum of 15 children.

School routines:

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

School routines:


Lab School Paris

We welcome children from years 2 to 9 , divided into three different classes, by “cycles” (2, 3 and 4). There are generally around ten students per level, and therefore around thirty per cycle.


The school is located at 46-48 rue de Montreuil, 75011 Paris.


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Cycle 2

8.30 am - 8.45 am

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.


8.45 am - 9.00 am

Fundamental learning


8.45 am - 11.45 am

The school routine and the organization of work is partly inspired by the Montessori pedagogy, which provides ample working hours. The learning system is personalized, respecting the child's pace and his way of appropriating knowledge. The support we use often allows self-reflexion and encourages collaborative learning, as well as peer tutoring.

Lunch and outing to the park


12 pm - 2 pm

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.




2 pm

School time takes into account the

biological rhythm of children. Many works indicate that the beginning of the afternoon is the least favorable moment for learning requiring sustained attention. Upon returning from recess, a moment of relaxation is offered, followed by various activities, in groups or independently. They allow a reconnection with fundamental learning: artistic practices, collaborative projects, yoga, scientific experiments, jobs discovery, etc. It is also the time when children can review, at their own pace, concepts that they have not yet fully assimilated or explore the flipped class’ content.



Cycle 2: 4.15 pm

CM1-CM2: 4.30 pm

College: 4.45 pm

The school day ends at 4:15 pm to allow parents to pick up children who do not participate in the extracurricular workshops of the Arts and Sciences Lab.

Extra-curricular workshops


After school

After school, children have the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular workshops as part of the Arts and Sciences Lab

The teachers

Gabrielle Cummins

Enseignante anglophone du cycle 2

Florence Arfi

Enseignante sciences et mathématiques du collège

Philippine Woitiée

Enseignante francophone du cycle 2

Alice Guin

Enseignante anglophone du collège

Claire Sharp

Enseignante anglophone du cycle 3

Isabelle Laville

Enseignante de français et d'histoire géographie du collège

Cécile Emeraud-Perin

Enseignante francophone du cycle 3

Claire Sophie Dagnan

Enseignante de musique

School routines:


Pre-registrations for 2020-2021 for classes from 1st to 4th year are open. Pre-registrations for 2021-2022 begin in November 2020.

The pre-registration procedure consists of three stages:

1- Come to an information meeting. The next meetings will take place on Monday 11/16/2020 at 7 p.m. ( link to registration ) and Friday 12/11/2020 at 7 p.m. ( link to registration ). They will take place online, and it is necessary to register in advance so that we can send you the link the day before.

2- Fill out the form via Scolana which allows us to get to know your child and your motivations better. A member of our team will contact you for a first telephone meeting.

3- If, at the end of this exchange, you wish to engage in the second part of the registration procedure, you can do so on Helloasso . The application fees are 50 € per child, including membership in the association, an appointment with a member of the team and a half-day trial (in cycle 2) or a day of 'test (in cycles 3 and 4). This amount is deductible from registration fees once it is finalized.

We welcome as a priority the students who seem to us to be able to benefit the most from our pedagogy. The adequacy between the educational project of the family and that of the Lab School is also taken into consideration. We want, as far as possible, to achieve a balance between French, English or bilingual mother tongue students, and between girls and boys. For students from cycle 3 (CM1, CM2 and college levels), at least an intermediate level of English because part of the teaching takes place in English. We also wish to welcome students from different socio-economic backgrounds, as well as 10 to 20% of students with specific educational needs (to be defined beforehand with the families and, where applicable, the MDPH).

For the year 2021-2022, there are only scholarships left for tranches 5 and 6.


These prices do not include:

  • registration fees: € 600, payable upon first registration, € 200 in the event of re-registration. These fees are not refundable in case of withdrawal (on request, the registration fees can be paid in several installments).
  • school supplies: at most 90 € for the school year.

In order to welcome children and families from all backgrounds to the Lab School Paris, we have set up a scholarship system.

The maximum tuition fee is €1,045 per month over 10 months (excluding solidarity contributions and middle school extra).

Depending on their income, families can apply for grants - partial or total -. They are awarded after examination of applications by a committee made up of members of the steering committee and the educational council. The commission takes into account both parental income, and the situation of families (number of children, additional income, etc.).

The number of children who can be enrolled in each rate bracket is limited and fixed in advance, so as to preserve the financial balance of the establishment. It depends on the subsidies and sources of income that the school manages to generate in addition to the tuition fees paid by parents.

Payment is made at the start of the quarter, over 10 months (September to June of the current school year). A solidarity contribution of € 25 per child per month is added to the school fees: it is paid by all and intended to reduce the cost of schooling or certain services for the families who need it most, or to finance other projects (outings, school trips, etc.).


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