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Topic: Web Radio, Lower School
Date: Monday, October 28, 2019
Webradio show taping with a group of 5th graders in the Library on October 16, 2019.  Listen to the EB Webradio podcast from October 16, 2019. Congratulations to the 5th graders for putting this show together! Topics of the show: Jacques Chirac's life (Marc et Valentin) What's new at EB ? Eco-... read more
Topic: Middle School
Date: Friday, October 18, 2019
This article is part of a series introducing new Middle School teachers. In December: an interview with French International Track teacher David Pruess. She was born in Albania, has lived in four different countries, is multilingual… with her unique qualifications, the new Ecole Bilingue Middle... read more
Topic: Arts, Lower School, Middle School
Date: Friday, October 18, 2019
From January 20 to 31, French pop artist Ramzi Adek will be coming to Ecole Bilingue to work with students in 5th, 6th, and 7th grades. Adek is an emerging artist in France who likes to combine street culture, pop icons and references to modern and contemporary art. Ramzi Adek.  Ramzi Adek grew up... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Lower School, Middle School, Preschool
Date: Friday, October 18, 2019
Are you interested in bilingualism for your child? Are you bilingual yourself? Learn more about what it means to speak two or more languages, what happens in the brain, what's the best age to learn another language and other common questions in these three books (two in English, and one in French... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Lower School
Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019
Hola! Nǐ hǎo! This year, 5th grade students don’t just learn French and English, but are introduced to two additional languages: Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. For one hour a week, students are exposed one of these two languages for the first half of the year, and to the other language for the... read more
Topic: Preschool
Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
On Wednesday, October 16, our Kindergartners had some wild and wonderful visitors - two owls! An educator from the Lindsay Wildlife Experience, an East Bay wildlife hospital and museum, came to EB to teach students about these fascinating raptors and animal conservation. ​ A Lindsay Wildlife... read more
Topic: Community Service, Lower School
Date: Monday, October 14, 2019
Under the aegis of the Lower School Head, Ecole Bilingue is inaugurating a program to make the school greener. The initiative relies on the Eco-Schools model, that was developed 25 years ago in various European countries and that involves not just the facilities’ team in schools, but the entire... read more
Topic: Preschool
Date: Sunday, October 13, 2019
In 2015 the French Ministry of Education created new programs for the Maternelle in order to emphasize the need for a caring education that values the progress and successes of the students from Toute Petite Section to Kindergarten. Promoting the success of all students requires changing the... read more
Topic: Middle School
Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
The International Track officially opened at the Middle School this year. For the first time in the history of the Middle School, it was able to welcome students this year to 6th grade who has no previous knowledge of French.  French as a Second Language teacher David Pruess during a class with... read more
Topic: STEM, Lower School
Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
At the Lower School, students have a dedicated Science class once a week with a dedicated STEM teacher. In 1st and 2nd grade, it’s 30 minutes a week, and it goes up to one hour a week in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade. Students benefit this year from a revised Science curriculum that is unique to EB as it... read more
Topic: Lower School
Date: Monday, October 7, 2019
What is the English curriculum in a bilingual school like Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley? What is taught from 1st to 5th grade? And how can you support your child in his/her learning journey? Find more in this detailed curriculum overview. Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley is a bilingual school where the... read more
Topic: Preschool
Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
What is the English curriculum in a bilingual preschool like Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley? Learn more in this overview of the Preschool and Kindergarten curriculum and how can you support your child at home. Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley is a bilingual school where the French and English programs... read more
Topic: Community Service, Middle School
Date: Monday, September 30, 2019
Friday, September 27th was observed as International Climate Strike Day around the world.  At the middle school, the student body, led by the Social Responsibility Action Corps, made the decision to march during the lunch period in the middle of the day. This required a sacrifice for those... read more
Topic: Alumni
Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019
EB’s Class of 2015 has now entered college and we are so proud of the schools they are attending! Not surprisingly, almost a third of them are attending California-based universities, and mostly in the UC system. Our 2015 graduates though are not afraid to go places for college, and they are... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Lower School
Date: Sunday, September 15, 2019
Students in grades 1 to 5 now have access to two websites that they can use at school and at home and help provide differentiation in two core subject areas: reading and math. Matching students to their right book level in English and French Raz Plus is a website and app which allows students to... read more

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