COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:
L'Ecole Française du Maine has been open since May 20, 2020, consistently offering in-person instruction 5 days a week. The School has strict COVID protocols in place and school community members pledge to follow protocols both in and out of school. Thanks to this commitment of all school constituencies, we have not experienced any cases of COVID-19. Learn More
- Academicsgrade A
- Diversitygrade B minus
- Teachersgrade A
Bonjour! The French School of Maine offers you the unique opportunity to give your child the lifelong Gift of Language in an authentic, French Immersion environment that is ideal for young children to become bilingual naturally. The language of instruction in all subjects – math, social studies, science, etc. - in French and students learn the same way they learned their native tongue, first listening and observing, and eventually speaking, reading and writing. Music, art, and play are also integral to our mission to teach the whole child at this extraordinary time in their development.
We invite you to explore our website and set up a visit to our beautifully renovated school and playground - take a private tour, during which you can observe our approach at work in the classrooms, meet our teachers and ask plenty of questions. Our school is growing and we would love to have your family join us during this exciting time. We look forward to meeting you - Merci!
- African American4.7%
- Native American2.4%
- Pacific Islander0%
- Offers Full WeekYes
- Offers Part WeekYes
- Offers Full DayYes
- Offers Part DayYes
Living in the Area
- Cost of Livinggrade C+
- Good for Familiesgrade A
- Housinggrade B
L'Ecole Française du Maine Reviews
I have been teaching in different schools for over a decade now, and I have to say that EFDM is a true gem. I am amazed every day at the children's ability to learn so quickly in a second language.
The curriculum follows the guidelines from the French Ministry of Education. It also integrates the guidelines from the Maine Department of Education. This allows continuity for students attending French schools across the globe and children can also transfer to any American school with ease. In a way, children get the best of both cultures.
If you are a parent considering this school, don't hesitate! Becoming bilingual is the best gift you can give to your child!
The more you find out about what is offered at EFDM - music, swimming, art, ski trips and, of course, becoming bilingual - the more you are amazed at the incredible opportunity these students have. If you haven't been there to see this unique, caring school first-hand, you should visit - it's a true gem in Maine!