Why to choose Les Tournesols
We chose this symbol because today we are deciding to give the child a truly respectful environment.
Sure they will find everything they need to learn how to read, write , and count. But first of all, we want them to blossom in a nice little green field. This is why the atmosphere of the whole school is based on Maria Montessori pedagogy, which means children are free to move, free to behave, to express themselves and get involved in everyday life in a respectful environement.
We want to give them the opportunity to turn to their own specific interests, and explore them, just like the sunflower would turn to the sun that gives him the light he needs to grow up and live.
How does a Montessori classroom work?Are you curious to find out how a Montessori classroom functions? What does a child's day look like in a Montessori school?
Season cooking workshop (photo gallery)Pumpkins are coming in the garden. Here are some pictures of our latest cooking workshop. Enjoy!
A day at school... to the school of life (video)We are delighted to share this video of young students enjoying a typical day at Montessori school
"Les Tournesols has provided a caring, safe and rich environment for our daughter's first step in education. We feel a strong bond of community and respect in the children's interactions. As parents, we watch in awe as she skips and hops her way to school with self-confidence and a strong sense of independence. We highly recommend Les Tournesols to all our friends."
Wendy B. (mother of Ellen 2013)
"Because every child is unique, learning according to their own ways and rhythms. Because between 3 and 6 the mind is fully receptive and adaptive to different languages, cultures and habits. Because, in order to grow, our children need to move, to dare to experience and express themselves in a full-span life environment. Because we believe in autonomy and caring for others as fundamental to their happiness. Because we love that they love to live and learn this way; we recommend Les Tournesols"
Sybille D. (mother of Hélène 2014 and 2015)