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Understanding the Universe

Lunchboxes for Lunch

Children can have lunch at school. They bring their meals and eat in the classroom with the teachers or in the yard on sunny days. Hot meals should be brought in a thermos. We do not have microwaves because of their potentially harmful nature.

Lunch is a time when children take a break during the day; they are neither in the classroom to learn, nor in the playground to breathe and relax.

This is a very personal moment because for a young child, eating without parents is an exception. They will therefore choose whether he will have lunch alone or with the classmates they prefer, as well as the place (within the confines of the school) to settle.

Any unnecessary help stops the development.
Maria Montessori

Children become autonomous in the management of their meals. They continue to learn to respect the rules of the community by taking time for lunch, practicing eating politely, and clearing and cleaning their table.

We will never cease repeating that when we give children the opportunity to take responsibility, not only do they seize it, but they also carry out actions (with a real purpose) conscientiously and with the joy of feeling fulfilled.

School Vacation

The school holidays are identical to those of the National Education’s calendar for Zone A for the academies: Besançon, Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon, Grenoble, Limoges, Lyon, Poitiers.


The schools open at 08:00 am.

The paid daycare will end at 18:30.

Homework help is offered every day to elementary and middle school students from 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm.

In kindergarten classes are held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8:45 am to 4:15 pm. The option of part-time for four mornings is possible.

In elementary and middle school, classes are held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8:30 am to 16:00 pm.

Optional Activities

For kindergarten students, English activities are offered on Wednesday mornings as a paid option: Montessori workshops, general culture, handicrafts, sports, art and music.

For elementary and middle school students, homework help and enhanced English classes are offered daily from 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm.