Enrichment and Camps
Ecole Bilingue is offering virtual summer camps for currently enrolled preschool to 8th grade students, between June 15th and August 7th.
Although we know nothing could ever replace a real in-person camp, we are pleased to offer families quality virtual options that will provide an opportunity for our students to continue using their French on a daily basis.
Camps during School Breaks
Preschool and Lower School Camps
EB offers camps in English for currently enrolled students during the Fall, Winter and Spring breaks. Each camp has a theme such as “Recycle Reuse”, “Science”, “Circus”, “Sports”, “Animals”...etc that guide the learning and activities throughout the day. Depending on grade level, students will go on field trips such as the Exploratorium, the Oakland Zoo, Muir Beach, Head over Heels Gymnastics. New this year: we are offering camps for middle school students.
Middle School Camps
Camps are now offered to middle schoolers during the breaks. In the fall, students enjoy great outdoor activities around the Bay such as sailing out of the Berkeley Marina, horseback riding in Marin, and whale watching out in the ocean. During winter break, students enjoy a week at a ski resort in Southern California.
The school partners with hot lunch vendor Flo’s Friendly Foods, a local caterer that specializes in “allergy-conscious and nutrient-rich food” for children. It currently works with half a dozen East Bay independent schools and offers affordable meals, with prices ranging from $6.25 to $8 per meal. Its foods are served in reusable containers, minimizing waste and furthering our mission of sustainability.
Parents can customize their child’s meals using an intuitive online ordering platform. Each meal comes with a choice of side, including fresh fruit, nori, salad, house-made granola bars, and more. Menus repeat weekly, with different meal options each day. The entire menu changes monthly.
Sneak Peek at the March Menu
- Monday: Crepes, Spaghetti, Japanese Curry
- Tuesday: Pizza, Hamburger, Fried Rice
- Wednesday: Chow Mein, Burrito, Feuillette
- Thursday: Hot Dog, Penne, BBQ
- Friday: Hoagie, Sushirito
Custom bentos available Tuesday–Friday. Each entrée includes choice of side. Milk and juice available daily.
When ordering, you can customize your child’s meal for each day, or if you’d rather not customize it, simply click the button at the top of every menu that will auto-populate the entire month for you with our default entree. If you have a selective eater at home, get in touch with Flo’s Friendly Foods who are willing to partner with parents to attend each child’s individual needs.
Families are encouraged to start browsing the menu and placing orders for future dates.
When setting up your account, please take note of the school codes:
- Preschool and Lower School: EBB1
- Middle School: EBBMS1
If using the iOS app, please use domain name: flosfriendlyfoods.
- Ordering cut off is 12pm the day before delivery
- Canceling an order: contact Flo’s Friendly Foods by 9am day of delivery to cancel a lunch at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Note that due to the school closure, our lunch service is currently on hold and will resume as soon as school is back in session.
Before and After Care
Our Extended Day program operates between 7:30–8:15 a.m. and 3:30–6:00 p.m. for lower school children.
During “before care”, children are grouped by age and supervised while engaging in arts and crafts activities until classes start. In the afternoons, a healthy, organic snack is served and a variety of activities are organized: outdoor play, board games, and arts and crafts.
We offer several flexible options including an hourly rate or packages that are cost-saving for families. Learn more about tuition and fees.
|Drop-in rate||$9.80 an hour|
|Extended Day Package||$1,260 a year (unlimited morning and afternoon care)|
|Extended Day + School Breaks Package||$2,095 a year (unlimited morning and afternoon care and day camps during school breaks - does not include summer)|
Étude (French for Study Hall) is offered to Elementary School students four days a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 to 5:00pm. Students are separated by grade and do their homework in a quiet atmosphere. Teachers are available to assist with some explanations.
Students in grades five through eight automatically go to Etude; students in grades one through four must sign up at the beginning of the semester. Deadline to sign-up this Fall: September 9.
Etude is billed at the same rate as Extended Day care ($9.80 an hour). For any questions about étude, please contact Sébastien Robert at email@example.com
Clubs and Afterschool Activities
EB offers a wide range of after-school enrichment classes for students from preschool to middle school. Class offerings vary by semester and include sports, science, visual arts, music, cooking and language classes. Some afterschool activities are conducted in French. These classes are offered on a trimester-basis at an additional cost which varies depending on the activity.
At the Middle School, students can choose among about a dozen clubs offered on a rotation basis every trimester. Those clubs all take place on Friday afternoon, they are free and mandatory, and allow students to explore a specific interest or develop a skill set in a small group setting. Clubs are mostly led by teachers, though some are students-led and include yearbook, eco-gardening, mindfulness, or robotics.