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Topic: Diversity, Lower School, Middle School
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
EB continuously strives to be a community where all students, faculty, staff and parents feel happy, safe and recognized. A school community that is diverse and inclusive. Those goals are deeply embedded in our Mission, Vision and Values. Every day, our teachers bring these values to life in the... read more
Topic: STEM, Middle School
Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Maps can be profound, beautiful works of art...and they can convey a great deal of scientific information! The Seventh Grade class has been exploring the art and science of cartography in their Science class. They have practiced making their own maps, allowing them to better understand what goes... read more
Topic: Middle School, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Monday, February 3, 2020
What social media platforms are EB students on? Are they *all* on social media? Why are they there, and what can parents do to educate themselves about their child’s presence on social media? EB Middle School counselor Douglas Gostlin answers the questions he most commonly receives from parents.... read more
Topic: Middle School
Date: Friday, January 10, 2020
This article is part of a series introducing new Middle School teachers. In April: an interview with Math-in-English teacher Sylvie Thomas-Droz. For George Speckman, being a teacher means being passionate about learning and exploring. He has spent the last ten years pursuing his passion for nature... read more
Topic: STEM, Middle School
Date: Thursday, December 19, 2019
A combined group of 7th and 8th grade students participated in a semester-long Robotics class, taught by Corinne Pluche and George Speckman. After briefly exploring what robots are, the students worked in pairs to construct a VEX IQ robot from a kit of over 800 structural parts, plus motors,... read more
Topic: Middle School
Date: Friday, December 13, 2019
When is the best age to give a child a cell phone? How many students at EB actually have a cell phone? How should parents handle their child’s cell phone use? EB Middle School counselor Douglas Gostlin answers the questions he most commonly receives from parents. This article is the beginning of a... read more
Topic: Arts, Middle School
Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019
An overview of the art projects that the 6th, 7th and 8th graders have been working on since the beginning of the school year with Ms. Popova (grades 6 and 7) and Ms. Campbell (grade 8). Grade 6: Personal Boxes 6th grade students made personal collection boxes inspired by the art of Joseph... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Lower School, Middle School, Preschool
Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
If you thought that podcasts are only for adults, think twice. There are podcasts for children as young as three years, in English and in French. We’ve tapped the power of our bilingual community of parents and teachers and brought you the best audio stories that you can listen to with your child,... read more
Topic: Middle School
Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Back on November 14th, eight middle school students and two adult speakers inspired the school's largest TEDx Youth@EB audience ever - nearly 100 attendees. The theme of this year's event was "Bigger than Us" and the inspiring topics ranged from learning about the scientific discovery of blood... read more
Topic: Middle School
Date: Monday, December 9, 2019
David Pruess is the current Social Studies teacher in the Middle School International Track, a new program for students who do not speak any French when they enter EB in 6th grade. This article is part of a series introducing new Middle School teachers. In February: an interview with Science... read more
Topic: Middle School
Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Being well-intentioned adults, we want the best for our children, and we begin to think about high school placement, our children’s readiness for college, and our long-term hope for a stellar professional path! As you ponder what might be the best program for your child, I want to offer five... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Middle School
Date: Monday, November 25, 2019
In education we tend to believe that the longer you do something, the better you will be at it. Some parents, however, stop the immersion experience of their children at the end of their primary studies. In this case, the immersion experience ends just when true language learning is beginning to... read more
Topic: Web Radio, Middle School
Date: Friday, November 22, 2019
Last year, the Lower School inaugurated its first web radio with the participation of students in various grades from Kindergarten to 5th grade. This initiative values public speaking in French and let students have a voice in their school, among many other advantages. This year, Middle School... 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
At the end of January, French pop artist Ramzi Adek came 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. His art has been featured at Art Basel... read more

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