Embracing International Perspectives and Excellence

Our scholars have the opportunity of graduating with French and BC diplomas that will open doors to Upper school in  France, Canada, Europe and beyond. Attending Middle School at Cousteau School is the best way to settle your bright future across borders

Middle School: Grade 6 to 9

Middle School is the next step in the student’s academic journey. Having acquired the building blocks of learning  in Elementary School, students enter Grade 6 ready to embark on a whole new adventure. At Cousteau, the Middle School curriculum emphasizes the French Ministry of Education and BC curriculum. It blends English and French language courses, enabling bilingual and bicultural graduation

A progressive program shaping your middle school experience

The four years of Middle School are organized into two Cycles. Grade 6 (Sixième or 6e) is the end of the Cycle 3: it initiates students into the workings of Middle School and ensures continuity of learning from Elementary School. Grades 7, 8 and 9 are the Central Cycle 4 : students deepen their knowledge and know-how. Physics- chemistry enters the curriculum. Students start questioning their future professional paths and training start.

Navigate academic success with our innovative and bilingual middle school program

Students follow the French Ministry of Education’s mandatory coursework, which is complemented by courses in English for language arts, math and social studies. The program is challenging and requires a real commitment. Coursework can include up to 11 different subjects per year, ranging from art to life sciences. The objective of the French academic program is to ensure that all students have a well-rounded education. This gives them the building blocks to make choices in High School for more advanced studies.

At Cousteau we foster independence to prepare students for future success.

Middle school is meant to prepare students for the shift from elementary to high school by fostering independence, time management, and organizational abilities. At Cousteau School we gradually develop students skills in a multicultural environment, at the end of middle school our students are ready to face high school wherever they want in the world.

Exploration of Interests:

We allow students to explore a variety of subjects and extracurricular activities, helping them identify and develop their interests and passions.

Academic Rigour:

Our program introduces increased academic rigor, challenging students to think critically and delve deeper into subjects, laying the foundation for the more advanced coursework in high school.

Character Development:

We contribute to develop character by providing experiences that shape resilience and empathy, nurturing individuals with strong moral.

Technology Integration:

We integrates technology, preparing students for the digital age and enhancing their technological literacy, a crucial skill for the modern workforce.

Multilingual Proficiency:

Our students are immersed in a multilingual environment and graduate as fluent, confident, and culturally aware young adults proficient in multiple language.

Individual Monitoring:

We emphasize individual monitoring, by providing personalized attention to students’ progress, ensuring tailored support and fostering a conducive environment for academic and personal growth.

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.