The French School, located in the heart of Chicago’s North Shore, is a total French immersion preschool and kindergarten that follows the internationally renowned curriculum of école maternelle, set forth by the French Ministry of Education. Our school, reminiscent of a quaint French home, provides a cheerful and inviting environment where native French speaking teachers warmly welcome our students. Our French School families come from not only different areas of Chicago and the North Shore, but also from all over the world: France, Canada, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Australia, China, Peru, Morocco, among others.
The French School uniquely provides an intimate, friendly and learning-focused environment where our daughter can learn the French language and culture, while having a positive and gentle first experience of school.
The French School’s mission is to empower children to learn the French language using an engaging, stimulating curriculum that provides a superior education, builds a solid foundation for future academic achievement, fosters intellectual curiosity, and instills an appreciation of French culture and awareness of our multicultural world in a nurturing, child-focused environment.
At the French School, we understand the need for open communication between staff and parents and we offer a variety of ways for parents to become involved in their child’s learning.Learn More
Our School & Facilities
The immersion experience is embedded in the building itself as children learn and play in classrooms named and inspired by iconic French locations.View Our Facilities