Spotlight on Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley (EB) - 510 Families

Spotlight on Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley (EB)

Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley children receive the gift of bilingualism.

Every day Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley (EB) students learn to speak, write, and think in two languages, becoming open-minded, adaptable learners who discover their best selves while respecting the differences of others.

This post is sponsored by Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley, educating children from age two to grade 8 including an opportunity for those entering first and second grade with no French language experience.

EB offers several enrollment opportunities for families seeking a high-quality bilingual education in French and English: preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and middle school.

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The exterior of Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley (EB)

Bilingual Preschool and Kindergarten Programs at EB

When children start bilingual education as young toddlers, preschoolers, or kindergarteners, they develop mastery and fluency and read, write, and learn about all subjects in two languages (The EB preschool begins at age two!). Learn all about Preschool at Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley >>

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The EB preschool and kindergarten classes (for ages 2 to 6) are project-centered and play-based. The children are immersed in French language and culture for approximately 80% of the day. | Photo: Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley

The Accelerated French Program for Grade 1 and Grade 2 students

Recently, EB has launched an Accelerated French Program (AFP) for first and second graders with a custom-designed curriculum that will allow children to bridge the skills gap and join the traditional bilingual section after two years of concentrated instruction.

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Students in the Accelerated French Program | Photo: Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley

The Accelerated French Program leverages bilingual immersion with an intensive two-hour session each day in a very small learning cohort with a specialized teacher. Then students rejoin the full Grade 1 classrooms and AFP students are given special attention, ensuring they understand and connect with the material.

Middle School with or without prior French language experience

Since the fall of 2019, middle school at EB has offered another on-ramp for language acquisition. Speaking French is not needed to join the Middle School International Track. Applicants must have a keen interest in learning a second language at an accelerated pace and a desire to pursue a renowned international curriculum that encourages rigorous skill development, critical reasoning, and empathy with perspectives from around the world.

Learn more about Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley

Visit Ecole Bilingue during an Open House, schedule a tour on campus, talk to an EB parent, or learn more during a virtual info session. Admissions at EB >>

The admission season is in full swing and families can now register for visits: Open Houses for preschool, kindergarten, or AFP: Saturdays Nov. 18 at 10 am and Jan. 20 at 10 am. Open House for the middle school is Saturday, Dec. 9 at 10 am. Regular weekday on-campus tours are also offered.

Email the admissions office: at [email protected] with any further questions. They look forward to hearing from you.

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Thank you to Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley for sponsoring

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