Objectif Gard

The coaching team composed of François (Montessori francophone educator), Paul (Artistic educator - Co-Founder), Morgane (Founder) and Christelle (Montessori anglophone educator) (Photo Cap School Montessori)

In September, an alternative school respecting the values of Montessori pedagogy will open its doors in Calvisson. For the moment, the management has about ten registrations out of the 22 places available.

"It is a benevolent pedagogy that adapts to the rhythm, need and desires of the child. For example, if he develops a passion for mathematics, we will make it evolve in this direction", defines Morgane Salomone, director of "Cap School Montessori", to explain the concept of Montessori pedagogy. After Bouillargues and Uzès it is now a third school of this type that will open its doors on 1 September 2020 in the Gard region, in the Vaunage region. Precisely in Calvisson, rue du Levant.

For the moment, after three weeks, a dozen children are registered for the next school year. The reception will be limited to 22 students divided into two classes of 11. On the one hand children aged 3 to 6 years and on the other hand those 6 to 8 years. At least for the first year since the establishment intends to accommodate children up to 12 years. In this international alternative school, there is no nursery and primary school as in the classical education system but children grouped by age group.

Another peculiarity is that it is a bilingual education with, in each class, a duo of educators composed of a francophone and an anglophone.To ensure total immersion, the English-speaking teacher constantly communicates in the language of Shakespeare with children and parents. The school is therefore open to French-speaking children, who are aware of English or not, as well as English-speaking children (even if they do not speak French at all).

"Cap School Montessori" is a private secular and non-contractual institution, that is to say, declared and controlled by the National Education but receiving no grant. Even if this other mode of education remains little known, some parents do not hesitate to take the step and invest in the education of their offspring by financing nearly €5,000 a year. A school that also places a great deal of importance on the environment and children's relationship with nature. So for the catering, the meals will be carefully prepared by an organic caterer.

For further information, please contact capschoolmontessori@gmail.com or visit www.montessori-nimes.fr 

Corentin Corger