We are a Top-Rated Private PreK-9 French International School in Vancouver
Our 4 Pillars
Cousteau is a school of academic excellence teaching the French Ministry of Education and the British Columbia
Ministry of Education curriculum, giving students the best of both systems.
Our students are open minded, engaged, thinkers, confident and mindful of self and others.
Pre-K & Kindergarten
30 months – 5 years old
France’s renowned and unique “Maternelle” – including Pre-K and Kindergarten – allows children to develop their oral language, to acquire the fundamentals of reading, writing, and numeracy, to discover artistic and physical activities, in French and in English, in a stimulating and caring environment. Socialization, and the development of autonomy and self-confidence are also at the center of the curriculum. Maternelle seeks to develop in each child the desire and the pleasure of learning.
Grades 1 to 5
6 – 10 years old
Elementary School emphasizes mastery of the fundamental tools which are French, English, and Numeracy, knowledge of the world through Sciences, History and Geography, openness to Arts and Culture, and the well-being of the students. Learning to live together and to become individuals and citizens are major objectives. Emphasis is also placed on developing autonomy and organization, as well as taking responsibility in the school life.
Grades 6 to 9
11 – 14 years old
In Middle School, the curriculum is taught by a team of over ten teachers all specialized in a different subject area. Collaborative problem solving work and project based learning enable students to develop cross-curricular skills as well as organization, autonomy and reflection. The end of Middle School leads to obtaining a National Diploma, issued by France. Students can then join the best high schools, in French or English, in France, Canada, and around the world.
What makes Cousteau School different
School trip to San Francisco for our Grade 7 & 8 students
The Grade 7 and 8 students are on a school trip to San Francisco, California, from February 5 to 11. [...]
Register for February break camps!
Cousteau School offers camps during February break, from February 13 to 17, from 9 am to 4:30 pm. For 3-4 [...]