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Ecole Jean-Jacques Rousseau is a preparatory French private school located in North Austin offering very small size classes and programs to reach the highest academic results. We are the only French school that offers 100% French immersion at a preschool level following the guidelines of the French Ministry of Education.
Bourses Scolaires 2015-2016
En vue des récentes restrictions et modifications des barèmes des bourses scolaires par L’Agence pour l’Enseignement Français à l’Étranger (AEFE) pour les familles françaises souhaitant scolariser leurs enfants dans des établissements français, l’école Jean-Jacques Rousseau lance son programme de bourses scolaires au bénéfice des familles françaises résidant aux USA dès la rentrée scolaire 2015-2016. Selon le niveau de l’aide accordée, les familles à enfant unique peuvent bénéficier d’une réduction des frais de scolarité et les familles nombreuses d’une bourse scolaire.
“My children joined JJR in preschool and first grade without any French. Within 2 months, they were able to follow the class lessons, which are entirely in French, and formulate and speak simple sentences. JJR's teachers have a way about encouraging their students to learn. They are consistent about only speaking French and require the students to speak it back. This is unlike the other bilingual/immersion schools our children have attended in Austin where the teachers, while preferring students speak the foreign language, will engage with them when they speak English…” - Kim & Jared S.
“After reviewing all the possibilities, we decided JJR would be the best fit. Academics are strong in all core areas, and the classes are small enough to provide the individual attention necessary to address each child's specific strengths and needs. Art and music are emphasized as well, with weekly violin lessons part of the curriculum…” - Allison & Brian B.
Back-To-School (2015-2016) Important Dates & News
It is that time of year again, back to school ! Make notes of the important dates for the new school year.
August 24-28: Staff Development Week
Tuesday September 1, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00p.m.: General Meeting
Wednesday September 2: First Day of School
Saturday September 26, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.: Classroom Meetings
Prospective Parents Informational Sessions
Ecole Jean-Jacques Rousseau holds several informal informational sessions throughout the school year. In these sessions, parents are invited to attend short sessions of 45 minutes to an hour to give them the opportunity to meet with the owners of the program and with existing JJR parents. The sessions are mainly dedicated to Q&A after a short introduction of the program.
2015-2016 School Year Informational Sessions:
- Saturday August 22, 2015 – 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
- Saturday December 19, 2015 – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- Saturday March 26, 2015 – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
You can fill out the RSVP form under admission to attend one of our information sessions.RSVP Form
Summer Camp 2015 – Week 3 & 4 – Sculptures & Crafts
JJR students and campers worked on several sculpture projects using a wide range of material and tools. Cycle 1 students created a reproduction of the famous sculpture “Nana” of Niki de Saint Phalle using cardboard, newspaper and plaster. They also worked on beautiful animal crafts making frogs, owls, and cats. Cycle 2 students worked with different material such as wood, aluminium, wires, beads, cardboard, colored cardstock to create sculptures “a la manière d’Alberto Giacometti, Louise Nevelson, Alexander Calder, and Keith Haring. They also created sculptures based on the work of famous painters such as Miró and Chaissac. Cycle 3 students studied Alexander Calder artwork and created an incredible mobile using bottles, sand, cardboard, wires, and art tape. They learnt about the famous ‘napkin folding’ to create wonderful table center-pieces. They are finishing up on Monday their sculpture “à la manière de Paul Klee”. Beautiful Sculptures, great job everyone!
Summer Camp 2015 – Week 2 – Drawing & Pastel
This week, the students have discovered the world of drawing and pastels. Cycle 1 students blended colors, shapes and animals producing the cutest drawings. Cycle 2 students learnt about drawing techniques such as space division, plan organization, perspective, and shadows. They explored also the world of African masks and pastel spreading. Cycle 3 students studied movement control, and imaginary expression and perspective through the work of René Magritte, Salvadore Dali and Paul Klee. Great artistic work!
Summer Camp 2015 – Week 1 – Painting
Great first week of art camp at JJR! Campers and full-time students mingled during the week while working on beautiful paintings. Preschoolers used several painting techniques such as straw, sponge and cotton swab painting. Cycle 2 students explored the work of abstract painters with their very own reproductions of paintings such as Vitraux Modernes by Klee, les Nanas by Niki de Saint Phalle, Self-Portrait Style of Dubuffet, Personnage et chien devant le soleil by Miró, Farbstudie Quadrate by Kandinsky. Cycle 3 students studied in depth the famous French painter Dubuffet, and the techniques of self- portrait, shadows, reflection, camouflage, symmetry, and lining. Beautiful! We are looking forward to our drawing and pastel week next week.
May Camp 2015 – Gastronomy Camp
Thanks to a JJR family, our First May Gastronomy Camp was held during our May break. The children enjoyed their introduction to a variety of simple recipes with Madame Louali, our culinary expert! This French culinary camp included simple recipes such as “pain-perdu”, “coulis de concombres”, “Biscuits (couronne)”, “ Mousse de Framboise” et “Lasagne Bolognaise”. A wonderful end of camp get-together was hosted in the backyard. What a lovely setting outside and delicious homemade pizzas. Thank you to all the parents for joining us on the last day of camp!
End Of Year School Performance – May 2015
What an impressive end of year performance from all the students! Thank you to all the parents volunteers, all JJR teachers and staff. On the program this year: French Prehistoric play, French Songs from famous French activists and singers, Arabic play, Violin/Cello/Guitar Recital, and Award Ceremony.
French National Medalists – May 2015
Ecole Jean-Jacques Rousseau students score BIG AGAIN this year; Platinum and Gold Medals for all participants at the National French Contest 2015. Our National Medalists dined out at a French restaurant, with a fun ride in a limousine.
La Dictée de la Francophonie (French Dictation)
Under the Patronage of Français Du Monde et Austin Accueil, and in collaboration with the Austin Public Library, Ecole Jean-Jacques Rousseau organises the First Edition of La Dictée de la Francophonie-The French Annual Dictation Competition for the public, in honor of the month of Francophony On Sunday March 29 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Christmas Performance – December 2014
A wonderful Christmas repertoire chosen by Madame again this year. Thank you to all the parents for their participation.
End of Year Performance – May 2014
Here is a glimpse to our 2014 end of year performance.