La Maternelle French Academy is Houston’s premier french language immersion preschool!

We still have openings for the 2015/2016 school year

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

We opened a new classroom and we still have openings in Pre-K 3.  Children must be three years old by December 1, 2015 in order to be eligible for Pre-K 3. All children must be toilet-trained prior to entry. 


Back to School

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Dear La Maternelle families,


I want to welcome all of our new and returning students and families. We are very excited to start this new school year and we look forward to a great year with your children.  In a few days, your child will begin to have his or her first experiences with school. Your child will discover a new world, make new friends and adapt to new schedules and routines. This is an essential moment for him/her, but also for you especially if this is your first child.

Some children may need more time than others to adjust to new environments, but please know we will do our best to help with the transition.  Saying goodbye on the first day of school is not easy, if you have any concerns regarding this transition period, please feel free to discuss this with your child’s teacher or Miss Charlotte.

Thank you.

We are on Facebook

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

To all our new families, we’re on Facebook! Please visit us every day to add comments or view pictures of your child.  Search for “La Maternelle French Academy” and “Like” us for school updates and information.

Independence Day – Fourth of July

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Mother’s Day 2015

Friday, May 8, 2015

Mother’s Day in the United States is annually held on the second Sunday of May.


This year, Mother’s Day is celebrated on May 10th, 2015.


In France, the Mothers are honoured the last Sunday of May (sometimes first Sunday of June if it’s Pentecost)


La Maternelle French Academy wish all of wonderful Mothers, Aunts, Grandmothers and Teachers a happy day!


April 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015

Dear La Maternelle Families,


We would like to thank all of you for participating to the Francophonie event. We had our annual survey and the school is proud to count 37 different nationalities and 16 different languages spoken among our Families. WOW! It is so impressive!

Spring is finally here and children are witnessing the wonder of the butterfly life cycle and ladybugs in their own classrooms.


The Houston Museum of Natural science is coming to La Maternelle on April 17th!


“Bugs On Wheels: All About Butterflies” introduces the remarkable cycle of metamorphosis and shows how butterflies differ from moths and from other winged insects.  The children from Crèche to Grande section will learn about the different needs of caterpillars and adult butterflies, what happens in the pupal stage. This is a FUN, interactive presentation features a special demonstration teaching the differences between butterflies and moths, and includes live specimens in various stages of the butterfly’s life cycle.


This special event will start promptly at 9:00am, please make sure to bring your child(ren) on time. Thanks!

Mardi Gras 2015 = new date!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Dear Families, 
With warmer temperatures and a 30% chance of rain we are going to schedule our Mardi Gras party for Petite Section – Moyenne Section – Grande Section this upcoming Friday (2/20/15) !


We will try to schedule “mini Gras” (Creche and TPS) next week when the temperatures are better.

Mardi Gras 2015 POSTPONED

Friday, February 13, 2015


With the threat of rain on Tuesday and Wednesday, Mardi Gras will be postponed to a later date. 


 We will keep you updated !


Have a great long weekend as the school will be closed on Monday Feb. 16 in observance of President’s Day.

Mardi Gras 2015!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

We are SO excited to announce our Mardi Gras Party will be on Tuesday, February 17th at 9:30am for the children enrolled in PS, MS, and GS. 
We will have a second party (Mini-Gras) on Wednesday, February 18th for the children enrolled in Crèche and TPS (if your child does not usually attend school on Wednesdays, please feel free to come and enjoy the party).  
 Here’s how you could help us to celebrate Mardi Gras.
The Parades.
  • The teachers and children have been working hard to prepare and would like to make a big entrance outside for the parade. We are asking all parents to meet outside at 9:30am and not in the classrooms. We will provide you with beads to put around the students’ necks.

  • During the parade if your child sees you and wants to be with you, please join the march and follow them to the playground with the parade. This will help us keep track of all the children to ensure proper supervision throughout the parade.
  • Once the parade is over, you can meet your children on the playground and please feel free to take group pictures, eat snacks and have fun!
  • This is “potluck” event; please feel free to bring crepes, fruits, cakes, juices etc….  We will provide plastic cups, plates, and silverware.  You can place your delicious snacks on the tables located on the large playground when you drop off your child.
This is a short parade. Please be on time or you will miss it.
 What if it rains??
 If it rains, we will reschedule the event. Let’s all think about a wonderful sunny morning!