The benefits of our small class sizes

Students in smaller classes regularly outperform students in larger classes, in all subjects. We also know nothing is more important than your child’s positive experience in our classroom.

Our small class sizes (less than 16 students per class) ensure greater individual teacher attention on each student, ensuring your child remains challenged, supported and engaged throughout the day. Our smaller pre-school classes also create a more comfortable environment for your child to transition from home to Kindergarten. 

Additionally, our French as a Second Language, English as a Second Language, and Learning Support Specialists are available to assist your child if they need extra help.  

 Here is some further reading on the benefits of small class sizes:

–          Why class size matters today

–          Class sizes at private schools – how smaller classes benefit students

–          Does class size matter

–          Smaller classes for everyone

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The benefits of our bilingual program

Knowing more than one language creates cognitive flexibility in your child, improving their problem solving, focus, working memory and abstract thinking – all critical skills for future academic success .

Our school provides a supportive bilingual learning environment, where children as young as 30 months build confidence while being exposed to new cultures and different points of view. When your child graduates from Cousteau, they are able to communicate, think, create and debate at a very high level in both French and English—both of Canada’s official languages.

They will also join a group of more than 220 million French speakers worldwide, spread across five different continents! 

Here is some further reading on the benefits of bilingualism:

–          Why bilinguals are smarter

–          Six potential benefits of bilingual education

–          What the research shows

–          The paths we choose

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The benefits of Preschool

At Cousteau, we understand the cognitive and social skills that will help your child find success in school and work the rest of their life are developed during their first five years. Our pre-school provides the structure to nurture your child’s critical development of these skills, while offering them the freedom and safety to imagine, play and explore – to still be kids.

Here is some further reading on the benefits of pre-school:

–          Why children should start private school early

–          Research on early childhood education

–          Preschool education boosts children’s academic success, research finds

–          Two years of preschool have more impact than one, research shows

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