Bienvenue! Welcome to La Petite Ecole!

Columbia’s First Dual-Language Immersion School

French & English in a Montessori Setting


Come to our Open House on Saturday, March 11th ~ 10 am to 12 pm!

Your children can experience our exciting classroom environment firsthand.  Find out why we have had such great success for the past 12 years!

Core Programs ~ Classes for children ages 1 1/2 – 6

~  Toddler Class (2, 3, or 5 mornings a week)

~  Preschool or Prekindergarten Class (M-F mornings)

~  All Day Kindergarten.  NEW!!! (2017-2018) 

ALL DAY CARE AVAILABLE ~ 7:30 am to 5:30 pm

We know that small groups are best for greater language learning so we limit the number of students in core classes and maintain an outstanding teacher/student ratio.


Additional Programs

Bonjour Bébé, After School Language Club, and Adult Classes

Bonjour Bébé© First Step in French 

Shared language learning for parents and babies 12 – 36 months on Mondays, 11-11:45 a.m.  11 classes for $100 beginning on January 30th, 2017.

Language Club© French for Elementary Aged Students 

Children ages 5-12 who wish to to be immersed in a fun and interactive oral language environment are welcome to join our club!  Language Club is available daily from 3:00 to 5:15 p.m. (5:30 in the 2017-2018 academic year). Parents have the option to enroll their children for 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 days per week.

French for Adults©  5:30-6:20 p.m.

Whether you have studied French before or not, come and join our conversational courses beginning the week of January 30th 2017.  You will love the dynamic instruction, the fun interactive lessons, and engaging group setting in which your ability to use “real” French will grow!  Only $160 for the entire session of 12 classes!

For more information about all our programs or to enroll, please contact the Joëlle Quoirin, the School Principal, at or call  (573) 999 – 9237.