La Petite Ecole
The Dual-Language Immersion School


Welcome to

La Petite Ecole!


Columbia’s First Dual-Language      Immersion School

French & English in a Montessori Setting


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.

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




1111 S. Fairview Rd.,
Columbia, MO 65203

(573) 999-9237

La Petite Ecole, mid-Missouri's first Dual-Language Immersion school, offers excellent language education in French and English. Our children enjoy multiple activities which help them learn and develop in all areas: academically, emotionally, socially, and physically. Watch us in action!

A video by Gabriella Jones.

Core Programs – Classes for children ages 1.5 – 6

Toddler Class

(2, 3, or 5 mornings a week)

All Day Kindergarten

(NEW!!! Available 2017-2018)

Additional Programs – All Ages

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 September 25th, 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 5:30 p.m. Parents have the option to enroll their children for 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 days per week.  No previous French experience needed!

French for Adults©

Whether you have studied French before or not, come and join our conversational courses beginning the week of September 11th 2017, 5:40-6:30 p.m.  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!