Our Community

An engaged and collaborative francophone community

EFGB is more than a school, it’s a community. We take it to heart to be very family-oriented, to work and learn together, from each other, to strengthen our bond as a community. This enables us to create a warm, welcoming and nurturing learning environment for our children, in class and beyond, which, we believe, is critical to help them thrive and grow.
Being able to be part of a community that is culturally diverse and yet that has so much in common gives all of us a chance to develop friendships, share and celebrate our love for the French language and francophone cultures (through our programs and events), and help children embrace their multicultural background and build their bilingual identity.
Students
 

P’tits Bouts students come from over 14 different countries. The multiplicity of cultures, languages and socio-economic backgrounds of our families provide learning opportunities for each student. As multiculturalism is one of the cornerstones of our school, we ensure it is highlighted daily in the classroom and in extra-curricular activities. Through this exposure, students learn to understand, respect and celebrate each other.

Parents
 

We believe that teachers and parents should work in unison. Family involvement has been shown to improve student achievement. Parents are regularly invited to speak in class. We also invite families to serve on a school committee (board of directors, fundraising, event or after-school committees).
Throughout the year, we organize family-focused events, such as apple picking, dance parties, and farm outings so that families have an opportunity to socialize outside the school grounds. The school also invites families in for a School Breakfast a few times each year. This is a really enjoyable moment for families, teachers, and children to come together, and a great way to start the day!
Each year, the school receives support from parents who are fully engaged in different projects. We thank them for the way they enrich our school community every day.

Teaching Staff
 

All of our teachers at P’tits Bouts have a teaching degree from the French National Education System or from the State of Massachusetts. Each staff member has international experience in education, which allows them to better meet the needs of students and implement our values and mission. P’tits Bouts parents appreciate the dedication shown by teachers, who pay individual attention to each child and each family’s needs.