My children have had a great experience at Lycée Claudel over the past two years. The bar is set consistently high, yet the teachers are patient and respectful of everyone's abilities and opinions. The assignments given in classes do not only encourage independent thought and mastery of the subject, but also tie as much as possible to the current events the children are going through. Children are busy and do not have time to engage in drama, therefore the inevitable episodes of friction between children seem to dissolve fairly quickly, since they are engaged. During COVID-19 closures, the school, its teachers and the administrative staff have done everything possible to continue with high quality education remotely.
Our three children are new to the school and all of them have really enjoyed the school. Our children love the outdoor spaces, the library, and the two gyms. The teachers were very welcoming and supportive, and we felt that the transition was very smooth. Given that our experiences were during COVID-19, we felt that the school did a great job keeping the kids safe while allowing them to enjoy their essential social interactions, physical exercise, and academic activities. Our kids are very much looking forward to non pandemic times so they can enjoy all the additional opportunities such as field trips and interaction out of their designated cohort during recess. This is not a complaint though, the kids still enjoyed school despite the health restrictions that kept them safe.