Italian school approved by the Ministry
SCMI is an international school of cycle 1 (early and preschool) which welcomes children from 3 to 6 years old, Monday to Friday from 7:45 am to 6:00 pm. It is an international (multilingual) and Catholic school. It is approved by “Ministère de l’éducation nationale, jeunesse et enfance”
Ideally located in Luxembourg City, at 19 boulevard de la Pétrusse, it has a convenient access and a privileged setting. The proximity of the Pétrusse river as well as a playground and the school garden allow us to multiply the outings. Beneficial to the child’s well-being, nature is also an ideal playground for discovery, the acquisition of autonomy and self-confidence.
Multilingual teaching in French, English and Italian
The course is offered in a choice of two languages : English – Italian; English – French; Italian – French. The teachers are qualified and have rich and varied backgrounds (Montessori training for some, degrees in education and teaching sciences obtained in their country for others). In addition to developing language skills (comprehension and expression), the children discover the culture of different countries. The two languages chosen are practised, each, at a rate of 4 half-days per week. One half-day per week is devoted to an introduction to Luxembourgish (for all).
Based on the European Schools’ “Early Education” programme, the school also imbibes the Montessori method. The main skills we wish to develop are communication (in mother tongue and foreign languages), the development of skills in mathematics, science and technology, “learning to learn”, the development of social and civic skills, the development of artistic and psychomotor skills.
Development of children’s potential
SCMI is a family school. The number of children is limited to 25. This small number of children allows us to respect their rhythm. A room of recollection and rest allows those who need it to take a nap while the others benefit from a personalized teaching time.
Our goal is to develop children’s learning potential and abilities by building on their curiosity and creativity in a serene and joyful environment. In concrete terms, learning is achieved through rituals and a variety of media: albums, creative workshops, games, nature, cooking, music. The five senses of the child are solicited and the acquisition of skills is achieved through experimentation. Choirs and artistic workshops are offered every week, places to discover artists and experiment with their own artistic potential.
The awakening to spirituality and the discovery of the Catholic religion are strong commitments of the school. A half-day of awakening to the faith is offered to children from the second year of cycle 1 and prayer is part of the rituals for all children. The discovery of the Gospels allows us to approach themes such as respect for oneself, for others, sharing, eco-responsibility, self-confidence. Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si”, (May 24, 2015), guides our approach.
By celebrating religious and civil traditions and holidays, the child is immersed in his or her roots and evolves in a multi-cultural context.
The children enjoy fresh and healthy meals every day. An in-house cook prepares lunch and morning and afternoon snacks. She herself chooses seasonal products à la Provençale and prepares balanced meals. Attentive to the children’s tastes, she ensures that they discover new flavours and learn to respect food and the importance of not wasting it. Once a month, they take part in a “Cooking” workshop during which taste, smell and touch are stimulated. It is with pleasure and pride that they taste the food they have cooked themselves.
The cook and the teachers’ assistant also contribute to the warm and caring welcome to which the school is committed.
Visits to the school and enrolments, subject to availability, can be made at any time of the year. For more information, please contact the school by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: +352 691 901 568.
Address: 19 bd Pétrusse – L-2320 Luxembourg
Tel: +352 691 901 568