• Welcome to Ecole Claire Fontaine, a French art, nature & language school for 2-7 year olds

  • Our philosophy is to nurture a child’s self-esteem so that their confidence and dignity will grow. Our mission is to provide the elements that cultivate this blossoming.

    • Learning and Growing

      At Claire Fontaine, a child develops a sense of himself and his place in the world, a sense of responsibility and inner discipline, and so strengthens his ability to give himself direction and purpose.

    • Trilingual

      Conducting classes in French, English and Spanish, our teachers seek to encourage communication, spark creativity and nourish curiosity about the world we live in.

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  • Our Classes

    Our preschool program has four dedicated classes
  • We offer four programs to help prepare and encourage children ages 18 months - 7 years

  • All of our programs focus on engaging the child in meaningful play, active social engagement and exploratory learning.

    • Pep' In
      Parent Supervised Play
      • Age
        16/18-24 months
      • Session
        Sept - June
    • Westminster
      Peek. Wonder. Marvel.
      • Age
        2-4 Year
      • Session
        Sept - June
    • Abbot Kinney
      Explore. Ponder. Prepare.
      • Age
        4-7 Years
      • Session
        Sept - June
    • Summer By The Sea
      Sea and Shine
      • Age
        2-7 Years
      • Session
        July - August
    • We can honestly say that we have witnessed improvement in our daughters’ social skills, their willingness to learn and their overall sense of well being.

      Kevin and Catherine S.
    • Throughout the more than two and one half years our son has been going to Claire Fontaine we have been impressed by the rare balance between a strong educational foundation and the freedom to naturally evolve and grow that our son has received.

      CF Parent
    • Joëlle has exceeded our expectations in creating such an environment while at the same time engaging enrolled families and community members to be a part of the process.

      Susan A. and Jefferson S.
    • It is a joy to know that my son is enjoying the very best care in a loving stimulating environment. I am truly grateful that a wonderfully staffed facility of this quality is available in my community.

      Hank F.
    • We searched for a preschool that would provide a very sage, loving environment as well as exposing her to other cultures and languages, a difficult combination to find in any neighborhood. We found it all Claire Fontaine.

      Julie & Frank C.
    • Lastly, we are happy that he enjoys a very wholesome and healthy cooked meals during his time at school, that draws from various international flavors, which also widens his palette for broader life experiences.

      The Gs
    • We are very happy with Ecole Claire Fontaine. It’s in a beautiful outdoor setting with gardens and tree swings, and the tri-lingual aspect is amazing.

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