We are a Top-Rated Private PreK-9 French International School in Vancouver

We inspire our students to make a better world

Our 4 Pillars

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Arts – Culture – Sports

Experience Cousteau’s academic excellence
and bilingual education

Cousteau offers a unique academic experience through the teaching of a rigorous bilingual education from Pre-K to Grade 9.
Our students nurture a sense of curiosity and become lifelong learners while developing their personality, an international and multicultural mindset, and a willingness to protect our planet and to respect differences.

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Our Education

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.

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Elementary School

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.

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Middle School

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.

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As the first Eco-School in Canada, we fulfill more than 30 Eco-actions including nature classes, waste management activities, protection of biodiversity projects, and community actions.

Many of these actions embodying the values of respect, solidarity, and responsibility are initiated by our student
Eco-Committee, and implemented by the whole school community.

Our Environmental Actions

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Summer camps at Cousteau

Full-day summer camps at Cousteau for Pre-K students (3-5 years old) and Elementary students (6-11 years old) are offered during [...]

May 15th, 2023|
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