Union School is in the heart of Paris and children are at the heart of our school. Union School is a newly established bilingual, English - French, Primary School in the 16e arrondissement with a novel and fresh approach towards Early Years and Primary education. Union School offers both the UK National Curriculum and the French Programme de l’Education nationale. Our successful, Montessori inspired approach, is built around 5 fundamental principles – Excellence, Confidence, Well-being, Charity and Team Spirit.
Our teachers are kind, caring and dedicated educators. Our children, 180 in total, from Nursery (TPS) to Year 6 (CM2) are nurtured in classes of 20 friends under the expert guidance of 2 teachers, native speakers of English and French.
Included, for all, in our holistic curriculum are – yoga, mindfulness, chess, philosophy, inhibition training, well-being, music appreciation, gardening, philanthropy, emotional literacy, our unique SMARTs programme, ecological awareness, civic and global responsibility, alongside the more traditional offer of the 3Rs, good manners and academic excellence.
At Union School, we nurture interests and talents whilst fostering a love of learning. Each child has individual and differing needs. Our outstanding teachers are aware of and responsive to those needs, adapting their programmes and pedagogy accordingly. Our Board of Experts, world renowned pedagogical practitioners, support our teachers enabling them to enhance and expand our children’s learning based on the latest scientific findings.
Extra support is provided for second language learners some of whom arrive with little or no English or French. In school SEND support is provided where appropriate and intervention from outside specialists is tailored to individual needs. We work closely with a network of Speech and Language Services, Physical and Sensory Services as well as Educational Psychologists.
Our bilingual graduates are fully prepared for the next stage of their educational journey at top Senior Schools, whether this be in the UK, France or Internationally.