Curriculum & School Hours
The core curriculum consists of Oral and Written Language, Math, Science, Motor Development, and Fine Arts. In addition, children experience an array of opportunities designed to complement the core curriculum. These include Self-Awareness, Independence, Socialization, and Responsibility. La Petite Ecole has an extensive assessment geared to our curricular goals to each level (Toddler, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten) for both French and English as appropriate.
La Petite Ecole is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. School is in session from Labor Day to Memorial Day. La Petite Ecole typically follows the Columbia Public Schools’ calendar.
Core program classes begin at 8:30 a.m. Morning classes (Toddlers, Preschool, and Prekindergarten) end at 12:00 p.m. English Only classes for Preschool and Prekindergarten are offered in the afternoon, until 3:00 p.m. All-day Kindergarten begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. All-day care is available to all of our students beginning at 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.