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The French School, located in the heart of Chicago’s North Shore, is a total French immersion preschool/kindergarten. We welcome children when they are at the optimal age to learn French, giving them the opportunity to develop a high level of language proficiency and fluency.

The French School’s comprehensive curriculum is based on France’s internationally renowned école maternelle. Set forth by the French Ministry of Education, this program is revered as one of the world’s best and gives your child a solid academic foundation while providing a warm, nurturing environment where learning is fun and age appropriate.


  • Learn French when it’s easiest and most natural
  • Comprehensive curriculum
  • Begins for children prior to age 3
  • Native French-speaking teachers
  • Half-day program, 5 days a week
  • French continuing education for elementary school students
  • Summer camp

School starts September 6th
Call 847.501.5800 for more information.



  • Sparks Intellectual growth
  • Enhances verbal and Mathematical  problem solving
  • Stimulates creativity
  • Augments understanding of one's language
  • Facilitates learning additional languages
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