“The child's development follows a path of successive stages of independence, and our knowledge of this must guide us in our behaviour towards him. We have to help the child to act and think for himself. This is the art of serving the spirit, an art which can be practised to perfection only when working among children.”
Maria Montessori, "The Absorbent Mind"
"Help me to do it by myself"
This educational theory and guiding principle of Maria Montessori forms the basis of our work. The team helps to unfold the strengths and talents of each individual child with affection and skill.
The Montessori approach provides:
Within this triangle, the aim of the teacher is, to create the right circumstances so that your child can be guided to find what he needs from what is on offer. He learns at his own rhythm and pace focussing on his own individual development needs at that moment. He then becomes an active learner is able to reach his own unique potential.
The PER (Plan d'Etude Romande) is of course respected.
After three years of exposure, children have already acquired a very good level of English and French. Therefore, in the 6-12 yrs. classroom, two teachers are present and consequently your child will be naturally exposed to English and French on a daily base. We follow the one-person-one-language principle so the children can link one language to each person.
Of course, all teachers are AMI Montessori certified.
Additionally, our experienced AMI German teacher is exposing the children in a natural and explorative way to her language - from the age of 6 years! Starting with lunch, children are spending the whole afternoon in German, followed by a playful, but effective way to learn the language in line with our Montessori principles. Native speakers are separately supported to be on the same level as their friends in the German Grundschule.
Our classroom consists of over 450 books in all three languages: dictionaries, stories, research books and more! The right book for every reading level or topic.
“There must be provision for the child to have contact with nature; to understand and appreciate the order, the harmony and the beauty in nature.” Maria Montessori
Especially from the age of 6 years old on, children need to explore what is outside of the classroom. We fulfill this need by spending time outside in our idyllic, spacious park or by going for a long walk, every day and in nearly any weather. This allows our children to explore nature in their own way and to learn how to treat its beauty with respect and care. In addition, we will expand the classroom by having field trips or inviting experts.
Our balanced meals are freshly prepared on site by our own cook, with predominantly organic and regional products. Religious and allergy-related restrictions can be accommodated.
We know that daily routines are often stressful and tiring. We provide an inspiring experience to our students but, just as important, we ensure a stress-free experience for you as parents. Our offer includes free scheduled transportation to Nyon and the surrounding villages as well as free before-school care starting from 7:30. In addition to that, we offer daily after-school care until 18:00 at an additional cost. Our teachers ensure that you are kept up-to-date on your child's activities and progress.
The personal touch is very important to us, and the small size of the school makes it possible to react with flexibility to your needs.
Welcome to our Montessori School! Contact us today.
Please find more information about our 6-9 class attached. We are very happy to welcome you for a visit and to present you our campus.
Deux Mille Feuilles
École Montessori Bilingue
Bilingual Montessori School
Route des Bois 2, 1278 La Rippe, Vaud (near Nyon)
Phone: +41 76 580 61 78