Quick Facts about The French Maternal School

FMS: private, coeducational, non-denominational nursery, preK, K program focusing on the teaching of the early childhood fundamentals, early academics and the development of the French language.

Year founded: 2004

License, Accreditation: District of Columbia license, National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Grades: nursery (2s), pre-K 1 (3s), pre-K 2 and (4s) and Kindergarten (5s).

Classrooms: 5

Programs: choice of 2,3 or 5 days per week in Toute Petite Section and Petite Section, 5 days per week in Moyenne Section and Grande Section.

School Hours: 9am to 3pm. School doors open at 8:30.

Aftercare Hours: 3:15 pm to 5:30 pm.

Lunch Program: catered lunch everyday at 12 noon (optional)

Drop off: 8:30 am to 8:55 am with drop off assistance offered.

Curriculum: The Fundamentals of Learning (Les Apprentissages Premiers)

Student to teacher ratio: between 1:4 and 1:7 depending on the class size.

Location: 3224 N Street NW

Parent Association: yes

Services: Hot lunch, aftercare in French until 5:30 pm, after school classes from 3:15 pm to 4 pm, 7 week summer camp.

School year: early September  to mid-June.

Summer Camp: 7 weeks from mid- June to end of July.