How Does It Operate?

In the French system, Maternelle (pre-school) is a compulsory 3-year school program included in primary education: Petite Section (first year), Moyenne Section (second year) and Grande Section (third year). Certified and engaged teachers, as well as teaching assistants, work hand in hand to accompany children. A German teacher regularly provides language classes to small groups, and an FLE (French as a Foreign Language) teacher is also available to help non-French-speaking children. 

Children learn and grow together for three years. Play-based instruction is used to discover the world, promote language acquisition, learn mathematics, develop motor coordination, and instill self-discipline and self-confidence. Our teachers are trained to teach in a structured, fun, and exciting way, drawing on picture books, traditional French and German celebrations, the four seasons, and school excursions.

Main Objectives in Kindergarten

Five Learning Areas

  1. Language: Explore all aspects of a language.
  2. Explore the world: Understand the living world, objects, and matter. 
  3. Motor skills: Understand and express oneself through movement.
  4. Arts: Engage in collective and individual creative expression, learning through the arts.
  5. Numbers, shapes, and sizes: Acquire tools to articulate one’s thoughts.

(diagram in French below)

A Day in Kindergarten

7:50–8:15: Arrival, greeting routine, games on the playground
8:15–8:45: Morning group gathering, language activities
8:45–9:30: Recreational workshops (writing, arts, fine motor skills, math, discovery of the world)
9:30–10:30: Morning snack and recess
10:30–11:15: Teacher-guided, semi-guided, or free-play activities in small groups
11:15-12:00: Lunch
12:00–13:00: Rest time or playtime
13:00–13:45: Teacher-guided, semi-guided, or free-play activities in small groups
13:45–14:15: Group gathering, literacy activities
14:15-14:30: Dismissal

(diagram in French below)

Maternelle Cycle 1 (Pre-school)

Welcoming Students With Special Needs

The Lycée Français Victor Hugo meets the needs of children whose education requires special attention, both in primary and secondary education.

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Administrative Staff

Direction primaire LFVH 2021

Marie-Thérèse Furic

Principal School Principal
Tél : 069 74 74 98 – 116

Laurence Hahner

Primary School Secretary
Tél : 069 74 74 98 – 116

Opening Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: drop-off time from 7:50 to 8:15 a.m. and pick-up time from 2:20 to 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday: drop-off time from 7:50 to 8:15 a.m. and pick-up time from 11:50 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Primary School Rules and Regulations