Our Story

Head of School Welcome

Welcome to Ecole Bilingue!
 
It is my pleasure to welcome you to an academic institution that has been at the forefront of bilingual education for the last 42 years. Our school is a truly unique learning environment. We nurture creative, multilingual learners, equipped to confidently embrace the delights and challenges of an interconnected world.  We believe that individuals with a strong command of several languages will have greater professional opportunities, be better equipped to face the interconnected world in which we live.
 
The school has been dedicated to high academic achievement by helping our students reach their true potential and guide them to see a world without barriers. At EB, our students belong anywhere in the world and our social emotional learning program combined with the rigor of the French pedagogy give our students the tools to be successful citizens and become active global members of a fast pace society.
 
In the past months, we have witnessed the importance of connection and resilience as we went through the most challenging times we had ever seen in Education. I am immensely proud of the strong efforts and enthusiasm of the staff who believe in the mission and vision of a school, believe in helping students embark on an exciting learning journey and passionately transform that vision into reality. Their individualized approach to each students’ needs is truly unique.
 
At Ecole Bilingue, we not only teach French and American standards but we empower our students to value and respect diverse perspectives.  We encourage and nurture them to be passionate readers, avid learners, articulate speakers and critical thinkers by giving them the opportunity to discover, explore, create, challenge ideas and thoughts throughout their journey from preschool to middle school. Our students benefit from a whole child approach where all the adults embody our core values of Unity, Reflection, Integrity, Zeal and Endeavor. Our school’s purposeful and meaningful inclusion is core to our mission in that it enhances the educational experiences and outcomes for all students.
 
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about EB. While no website can completely capture the dynamic environment that defines this unique school, I hope that your exploration will provide you with a glimpse of the engaging activities that our students experience on a daily basis. We hope you’ll come visit us in person at our lively campuses in Berkeley to see for yourself! 
 
Best wishes,
Sébastien Robert
Interim Head of School

Learn more about Sébastien Robert's background on the Faculty and Staff page.