Learning program at the Preschool


The French Preschool of the Lycée français de Varsovie welcomes children ages 2 to 6. Preschool includes 4 grades : 

  • TPS (Toute Petite Section) : 2-year-olds 
  • PS (Petite Section) : 3-year-olds 
  • MS (Moyenne Section) : 4-year-olds 
  • GS (Grande Section) : 5-year-olds 

At the Preschool of the Lycée français de Varsovie, classes gather between 15 and 20 pupils, so the teacher can ensure regular and individualized monitoring of each child.

Multidisciplinary learning for young children

The French preschool’s curriculum is designed to support kids’ intellectual development and creativity through multidisciplinary learning. It consists of awakening, creative, artistic, linguistic, scientific, and sport activities specially designed to meet the needs of small children ages 2 to 6.

Classes are taught in French by graduated teachers from the French Ministry of Education, with the help of a Polish-speaking assistant.

Children with little or no French-speaking skills can benefit from language courses for learning French as a Foreign language as part of the program FLSco (French as the language of schooling). This program aims to facilitate the integration of non-French-speaking children into the French education curriculum.

A cultural approach to teaching languages

Learning languages is considered a priority at our school. Language classes do not only focus on teaching linguistic skills, but also on exploring the cultural, historical and literary aspects of the language. The book is our favorite educational tool because it allows children to develop their cognitive and creative processes in the language they study.

Many extracurricular activities are proposed in French, Polish, and English.


Non-French_speaking children can benefit at the Lycée français de Varsovie from additional and intensive language courses for learning French as a Foreign language. This program is available from the second grade of preschool (MS) in order to facilate the integration of those children in the French national curriculum. From the third grade of preschool (GS), children can have the support of a specialized teacher for leaning French (help during class, special courses, etc.). The hourly volume can be more or less important according to the needs of the child (up to 3 hours per week).

At the end of CM2 class, all students who are not French citizens can take the DELF PRIM exam (Diploma in French for children at A2 level). The pass rate for this exam has been 100% for years.


Every pupil, from the first grade of preschool (PS) to the last grade of primary school (CM2), has 2 hours of Polish classes per week, taught by specialized teachers. Two profiles:

  • Polish as a native language
  • Polish as a foreign language

In addition to Polish learning classes, students of the last grade of preschool (GS) have 1 hour of a non-language subject (DNL) conducted in Polish. It consists in a physical education class, during which children work in Polish.


  • 45 minutes of Art in English per week.
  • 45 minutes of Sports in English per week.

So, in total: 1,5 hours of a non-language subject class in English.

Children can also take part in extracurricular activities provided in English between 2.45 and 5.30 PM.

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Extracurricular activities and nursery

Example of time schedule in preschool

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