Life at school

Rethinking the educational framework (rhythms, setting, resource people) and creating the best conditions for students to learn and find fulfilment.

Rethinking the educational framework

“Taking into account over twenty years experience in education and to allow our goals reach their objectives, we propose to organize the spaces in our building so that they are in coherence with our pedagogy, helping students and adults feel welcome thanks to a calm atmosphere that fosters working and living together positively and peacefully. Our project stems from a global vision that involves rethinking school rhythms and the organization of after-school clubs and extracurricular activities, bringing meaning to the entire school day.”

– Naïma, Cédric and Élie, iféa founders

Émilie du Châtelet school, in Clichy-Levallois.

Emilie du Châtelet school will open in September 2020. It will serve students from Year 2 to Year 10. Years 11 to 13 will open progressively between 2021 and 2022.
Equipped with modular furnishings, our classrooms are adapted to our educational approach to encourage cooperative work whilst respecting individual working times. Each year group has its own classroom. Teachers move from class to class, so that students’ work can remain undisturbed (models, robots, drawings, etc.).

Address
28, rue Petit à Clichy-la-Garenne (Hauts-de-Seine, Paris outskirts).
Transport accessibility
Clichy Levallois station (Transiliens J et L)
Bus lines 165, 174 et TUC
Metro line 13 Mairie de Clichy
Classes open from September 2020
Year 2 to Year 10

Timetable and school rhythm

SCHOOL TIMETABLE

The school is open from 8 am to 7:30 pm. Lessons are taught from Monday to Friday, from 8.40 to 4 in primary school, and 9 to 4 in middle school. On Wednesdays, the school day ends at 12 for all students. Teacher-assisted homework sessions are mandatory, except on Fridays. They end at 5:30 for both primary and middle school students. There is no school on Wednesday afternoon. Our breakfast club opens from 8 am. The school is open for extracurricular activities on Saturdays and for some school holidays.
Lessons are organized according to a comprehensive approach that respects children’s rhythms. For example, students enjoy a real midday break over lunch, with time to relax in the playground or indoors. Friday afternoons do not have fixed timetables in secondary school and can involve cultural outings or conferences as part of interdisciplinary projects.

PRIMARY SCHOOL RHYTHMS

From year 3, students are in English immersion half of their school time. Their timetable is organized around school routines, individual or collaborative periods and assembly time. Students are encouraged to work independently with the help of individualized tools, but also to cooperate with one another. In addition to fundamental teaching in writing, reading, and math, the scientific education students receive is through investigative-based methods, taught in part by secondary school staff. Sessions devoted to philosophical and democratic debating, discovering cultures, history, geography, the arts are also favoured. After snack time, students are supervised by their teacher for their homework.

SECONDARY SCHOOL RHYTHMS

In Middle School, core topics are mostly taught in the morning. They take place in classrooms that are suited for collaborative work, which also contributes to breaking down year group boundaries (mixing Year 6 and Year 7 students, or Year 8 with Year 9, for example).
Students then enjoy a real midday break over lunch, so they have time to relax in the playground or indoors. In the afternoon, lessons continue through interdisciplinary sessions. Two afternoons a week are devoted to projects that are aimed at being presented in front of classmates or families at special times. Friday afternoons are partly devoted to civic education. Students review their lessons and are supervised by a teacher for their homework.
Secondary School rhythms, which are linked to speciality teaching and preparing for the Baccalauréat, are forthcoming.

School calendar

The school is closed and there is no day care on inset days (in blue print in the calendar). After-school clubs and extracurricular activities are open.
The calendar will be updated regularly, to reflect special events and presentations of students’ work to families.

The 2020-2021 calendar will be available soon

Catering

Our meals are prepared by an organic catering service and heated at school.
A ground-floor common room serves as a dining hall from 11.45 to 1:20 pm (with staggered mealtimes depending on the year group) and is open to students who want to have their meals at school. Dining hall staff take care of delivering meals from the catering service and serve students. Students help clean and tidy up after their meal.

iféa Families

Accueil iféa - clichy

Our students’ families have a real importance at Émilie du Châtelet school. Through their involvement and support in their child’s education, and in school life (according to individual availability), parents and guardians help create an environment that encourages fulfilment and acquiring skills and knowledge. At the center of our approach, we welcome parents and guardians, provide regular information and foster constant dialogue. We invite them to actively participate in specific activities such as orientation highlights like sports and cultural and festive events, etc… By supporting and encouraging positive parenting with guidance from specialists, we also offer parents and guardians the opportunity to come together and find answers to their concerns.