Your Child’s Future Success Starts at the French School


French Immersion Preschool and Kindergarten

The French School, located in the heart of Chicago’s North Shore, is a total French immersion preschool and kindergarten. Founded in 2003, the French School offers a comprehensive early childhood education and the unique opportunity to acquire the gift of a second language naturally. Our program gives your child a solid academic foundation while providing a warm, nurturing environment where learning is fun and age appropriate.

  • Starts at age 2
  • Half and full day programs, 5 days a week
  • Native French-speaking teachers
  • Continuing education program for elementary and middle school students
  • Summer camp

French School Closes

After providing French immersion preschool education years in the North Shore for 17 years, the French School has closed. My strong belief in the value of a bilingual education and its innumerable benefits propelled me to create the French School. From its inception, and thanks to its staff, the French School successfully provided a solid preschool education to young children while they naturally acquired the French language. I have deep gratitude to all the families who have entrusted their children to our care and hope they will benefit from their French School education for years to come. Moving forward, I continue to embrace my favorite quote from Le Petite Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, “J’ai des amis à découvrir et beaucoup de choses à connaître.” That is, “I have friends to discover and so many things to learn.” Je vous souhaite à tous le meilleur! I wish you all the best! Maria Kurt
I have thoroughly enjoyed the challenge and stimulation of learning such a beautiful language.
- Mary Clair R, Northfield