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).
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.