Glimpse into the 2014
End of Year Performance

Back-To-School Important Dates & News

It is that time of year again, back to school! Make notes of the important dates for the new school year.

Saturday August 23, 12 p.m.- 5 p.m.: Supply Drop off (all Levels)

Monday August 25 3 p.m.- 5 p.m.: General Meeting

Tuesday August 26: First Day of School

Monday September 8: First Day for After School Program

Saturday September 6: Classroom Meetings (Subject to change)

 - 12 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.: Cycle 2 ( Kindergarten, Grade 1 and 2)

 - 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.: Cycle 1 ( Prek 1 and 2)

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.

2014-2015 School Year Informational Sessions:

  • Saturday August 23: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
  • Monday October 13: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
  • Saturday December 20:10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
  • Saturday January 17: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
  • Saturday March 14: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

You can fill out the RSVP form under admission to attend one of our information sessions.

RSVP Form

 

Who We Are

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.

We are proud to have a highly qualified faculty to serve the academic needs of our students and to help provide a safe and caring environment for each individual who is part of our school community. Our curriculum is data driven and focuses on student achievement. We have high expectations for each student. We expect our students to be on time, to attend school regularly, put an effort in each classroom, and respect the rights of each individual in our school community.

In 2012, we have successfully launched our new school year in our new location. We welcome back again our returning staff and teachers for another wonderful school year at Jean-Jacques Rousseau. In addition to a new building and new classrooms, our educational staff has added new teachers and new faces to our small school community.

 

What We Do

Our mission is, in partnership with students, parents and staff to educate and encourage all students to reach their full potential and become successful contributors to society. In addition to excellent academics, our students speak two to three languages and are fully prepared for global multilingual world.

We look forward to continuing work on the priorities established the previous years in French, Mathematics, Earth and Life Science, Language Arts, World History, Geography and Latin. Technology, History of Arts, Visual Arts, and Foreign Language courses (Spanish and/or Arabic) are scheduled on weekly basis. We are especially pleased with our new science lab.

Music and art are important part of our French curriculum. Violin is mandatory at Ecole Jean-Jacques Rousseau. We've added the option of cello for the school year 2014-2015. Guitar is optional and is offered in addition to violin and cello lessons. Individual violin, cello and/or guitar lessons lessons are scheduled on different days depending on your child's schedule and level. Singing and choir is mandatory for children age 5 and up and offered on Mondays with late dismissal. 

Exceptional Programs Available

We are proud and excited to offer continuing and improving programs to provide the best educational experience for your child. Our improved use and integration of technology for students, arts and music are just a few examples of our recent successes. We will continue and deepen our work around making social justice a reality, keeping our promises to students and families, and ensuring high achieving joyful learning for all. Our heartfelt thanks to the dedicated parents who have helped us get ready for the new school year over the summer 2012. We also thank, in advance, the parents who have volunteered for small projects for improving our school and playground during this upcoming year, and we are looking forward to another exciting school year at Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

Back To School News and Important Dates

You will want to attend the General/ Back to School meeting. The meeting is usually scheduled the last Monday of August before school starts. Parents should check the school calendar for the date of the General/Back To School meeting. The meeting covers all the important updated information for the new school year for your child and for you such as, but not limited to, new school added policies, after school care forms, school year schedules etc... You will visit your child’s classroom and meet the teachers.

Starting the school year 2015-2016, students school supplies will be purchased by the school on behalf of the parents. More information coming soon!. Classroom Meetings are scheduled during the second or third week of school. Date or time may be subject to change. Classroom meetings cover subjects such as curriculum, homework policy and guide, parent-teacher communication, academic goals, demonstration of skills etc...