The Renaissance School, A Montessori School, Announces Openings In Its French Primary Classroom
05/18/2012

The Renaissance School, a Montessori School in Oakland, California, has openings in its French Primary class for children born between September 1, 2007 and August 31, 2008. Students are conversed with and instructed at all times in both English and the second language.

Online PR News – 18-May-2012 – Oakland, California – The Renaissance School (TRS), a private Montessori school in Oakland, California, for ages 2 years old through middle school, announces it has openings in its French Primary class for children ages four and five years old, born between September 1, 2007 and August 31, 2008.

The school, founded in 1992, offers a language immersion program. Students in the Primary years are introduced to either conversational French or Spanish. They are conversed with and instructed at all times in both English and the second language. Because they are taught by native speakers, children acquire the correct accent and language patterns. The written form of the language is introduced in both languages at this level allowing the children to learn to write and read by the end of that level.

At the Elementary level, students continue to develop conversational skills; read and write in the languages and deepen their appreciation of other cultures. At the Elementary level the third language is added, bringing to bear a genuine tri-language immersion program. The Renaissance School is believed to be the only Montessori school in the United States that offers a genuine three-language immersion program.

“Our students learn and become fluent in French and Spanish. They are in an environment where classroom teachers, who are native speakers, instruct students at all times in French, Spanish and English,” says Leslie Hites, the founder and head of The Renaissance School. “This multilingual setting results in students becoming engaged in learning languages and developing an international perspective as well as a sense of world citizenship.”

Tours of the school are available by appointment. Contact: info@therenaissanceschool.org or call 510-531-8566.

ABOUT THE RENAISSANCE SCHOOL
Students at TRS experience a Montessori curriculum, and thus, learn how to think critically, do their own research, express themselves well and put their knowledge to practical applications.

Graduates of TRS are happy, well-rounded people who attend public and private high schools including Head Royce, The College Preparatory School, Bentley School, Bishop O’Dowd and Lick-Wilmerding High School.