At Deux Mille Feuilles Montessori school our teachers, management and staff believe in growing naturally as children love to learn and to discover – in their own natural way. We believe that understanding, enjoying and respecting nature complements the classroom experience. Therefore we offer them a rich and stimulating environment inside and outside in nature. At our school children do not only learn for the moment, but gain a preparation for life. Our children learn to respect themselves as well as respect the differences of others. For us building self-assurance, developing trust in others and learning to respect go hand-in-hand.
We love the enrichment different cultures and languages from all over the world are bringing to our children. And we can see that appreciating different cultures and learning languages early in life are a pre-requisite to be at ease in today’s complex world.
All this is at the heart of everything we do – and our promise to you by acting caring, personal and trustful.
Connie Tosch - Director
I am welcoming you to our Montessori school Deux Mille Feuilles! As your first person of contact at school I am very happy to help and support with all your questions and needs. Originally I am a psychologist and a nutritionist with more than 10 years of business experience but found my passion in the field of education and learning. I am part-time teaching psychology at Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany, but also get taught every day by my three little children: about the miracles of life, how to show my love and passion towards them and of course about education. Having lived in Germany, the USA, Austria, France and now in Switzerland has taught me that meeting someone leaves tracks in your heart – a credo I believe in and I am following in my daily life and every interaction.
The teacher at Ecole Montessori Deux Mille Feuilles
Boglárka Mira Kovács- Bimbó (Bogi) - Montessori teacher & teacher in our afterschool care program
I'm Bogi, a Montessori Preschool Teacher from Hungary. I was working in the biggest Montessori public kindergarten of Budapest for 3 years altogether. My passion about multicultural atmosphere guided me to Switzerland 2 years ago. I'm convinced that the cultural diversity of this country provides individual pillars for the materializing of Montessori philosophy. Creative interest, and a wide range of handcrafted activities are the most essential parts of my professional character - and the highlight of my day is sharing this enthusiasm with children.
Liz Caloghiris - Montessori teacher (English speaking)
Born in Ireland, mother of five, I studied at the AMI Montessori Institute in London. Earlier in my career I worked with special needs children both in Ireland and the UK. I have been teaching Bilingual and multilingual children for more than twenty years. I’ve held my current position, as the English speaking Montessori teacher since 2009. I believe that all children deserve an education which is tailored to their individual needs, which can help them to become confident and competent in themselves and in their education. This is supported by “Deux Milles Feuilles” Montessori, where the children’s individuality is at the core of our teaching.
Lucia Bonanni - Enseignante Montessori
Je suis Lucia Bonanni, éducatrice sociale de formation, et j'ai travaillé dans le domaine du sociale pendant plusieurs années dans différents pays (l’Italie, la Roumanie, la France et l’Espagne).
J'ai connu la pédagogie Montessori lorsque mon premier enfant est né, en cherchant une autre approche pour
l'accompagner dans son apprentissage. Les valeurs de cette pédagogie m'ont tout de suite conquise et depuis je m'en inspire à la maison. Mes enfants, de 9 et 7 ans, sont également scolarisés dans
une école Montessori.
Depuis plusieurs années j’envisageais de faire de ma passion mon métier et l'année passée j'ai eu l'occasion de me former en tant qu'assistante Montessori à l’Institut de Formation Maria Montessori (IFMM) à Genève et d'intégrer l'équipe de Deux Mille Feuilles.
Medhavi Kumararatne (Mimi) - Montessori teacher (English speaking)
Hello, I am Medhavi Kumararatne (Mimi) a primary trained Montessori Directress from Sri Lanka. I have obtained an AMI Equivalent Montessori Diploma from Sri Lanka, and AMS Montessori 3-6 Diplomas during my work time in Canada. I gained more than 15 years of experience working at different Montessori environments in Sri Lanka, Canada, in Europe - Belgium and now in Switzerland, at an AMI, AMS and Bilingual Montessori schools.
I am a mother of two grown up children. A daughter and a son. Both my children began their journey of learning by stepping into the Montessori world. It opened the doors for me to experience the Montessori education and later I started to volunteer at different Montessori and primary schools where my children attended in different countries. With my own experience as a mother and a Montessori Teacher, I believe Montessori Education provides a good foundation and structure to build a well balanced and strong personality to walk through the life journey with independence. I am happy, that I found the opportunity to join the professional team at Duex Mille Feuilles in this beautiful country, Switzerland as a Montessori teacher as I can see their clear Montessori vision towards preparing today’s children for future world!
Je suis Samantha Pinet, enseignante Montessori depuis 9 ans et également éducatrice de la petite enfance. Travailler avec des enfants a toujours été une véritable vocation.
Je suis une personne passionnée par mon métier et toujours très à l'écoute des enfants et des parents. J'ai étudié en Sciences de l'éducation à l'université de Genève et également à l'école d'éducatrice de la petite enfance. J'ai rencontré la pédagogie Montessori il y a 8 ans et depuis j'utilise cette pédagogie au quotidien avec mes deux enfants. Je trouve que cette méthode constitue la meilleure façon d'apprendre pour les enfants, puisqu'elle respecte chaque individu en lui donnant des clefs de son propre développement.
Sindy Reis - Enseignante pour la petite enfance
Récemment diplomée en tant que Assistante Socio-Éducative, j'ai toujours été attiré par la pédagogie Montessori. Lors de ma formation, je l'ai d'ailleurs appliqué. Convaincue de cette façon d'enseigner, je n'ai pu constaté que des effets positifs.
De nature patiente et à l'écoute, je souhaite participer au développement de vos enfants, de manière à ce qu'ils puissent évoluer à leur rythme tout en favorisant l'autonomie.
Amy Reuter - Bus driver and the heart and soul of our school
We invite you to read the article published about us on knowitall.ch in July 2016.
Bilingual Montessori school in La Rippe near Nyon now under new management
Two parents in Vaud have recently taken over the management of the Ecole Montessori Nyon for the age group 3 to 6, to allow the school to focus more on the needs of parents and to ensure high quality AMI Montessori education for their children and those of other parents.
Renamed Deux Mille Feuilles, the school will cater for the needs of children aged up to 6 years, and will offer a unique bilingual version of the popular Montessori approach to education.
Cornelia Tosch, co-Director with two daughters at the school, told knowitall.ch, “We believe in child-centered education, that values and develops the whole child – physical, emotional, social and cognitive. At our school, children do not learn for the moment, but gain a preparation for life. Our children not only learn to respect themselves, but as well to respect others. For us building self-assurance, developing trust in others and learning to respect go hand-in-hand. We have built the school around 3 main pillars: high quality bilingual Montessori education; nature and health; and care and service for children and parents.”
The school believes that full bilingual immersion is the most natural way to acquire a new language, so children spend one week immersed in English followed by a second week in French. There are two identical classrooms, one with English Montessori material, the other with French. Children alternate on a weekly basis between the English and French teachers, who are native speakers and AMI Montessori certified. The school follows the one-person-one-language principle so children can link one language to every person.
Situated on the foothills of the Jura mountains in La Rippe, Deux Mille Feuilles enjoys a uniquely idyllic setting. A large tree-shaded park serves as a daily play and discovery area for the children, who take regular walks through the fields and forest in the immediate surroundings of the school. When the windows are open, the children can also hear the sound of a nearby flowing creek.
Bilal Ojjeh, co-Director with a son at the school, told knowitall.ch, “Being a child- and parent-centered school means that we are very service-oriented, caring not only for the child but the parents too. We offer full day care from 7h30 – 18h00, a free bus service to Nyon and surrounding areas, and healthy meals that are freshly prepared on site every day. The personal touch is very important to us, and the small size of the school makes it possible to react flexibly to parent needs.”
One parent with a child at the school told knowitall.ch, “We chose the school as they offer bilingual Montessori education combined with a high level of service - the combination of pre-school, lunchtime and after-school care all in the same location, transport from the surrounding areas, and the bilingual schooling, as well as the Montessori teaching methods. But on top of that, we love the setting in the middle of the forest - what a great place to go to school! All this topped off with the amazing and friendly pastoral staff, and this school is a winner!”
Classes start at 9h and end at 15h on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 12h on Wednesdays and Fridays. Free before-school care is offered between 7h30 and 8h45, but there is an additional charge for after-school care until 18h.
Deux Mille Feuilles
École Montessori Bilingue
Bilingual Montessori School
Route des Bois 2, 1278 La Rippe, VD (near Nyon)
Phone: 076 580 61 78
The school is part of / L'école fait partie d'École Montessori Mille-Feuilles SA, Chemin des Champs Magnin 8, 1278 La Rippe, VD (near Nyon)