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

Autumn at La Maternelle and picture day…

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Dear Families, 


Autumn has finally arrived in Houston.

We had a little taste of nice weather these past few days: cooler temperatures and sunny sky!


COLUMBUS DAY October 12th, 2015.


La Maternelle will be closed on Monday, October 12th of 2015 in observance of Columbus Day.


Many countries in the New World and elsewhere officially celebrate as a holiday the anniversary of Christopher Columbus‘ arrival in the Americas, which happened on October 12, 1492. “

Since 1970 (Oct. 12), the holiday has been fixed to the second Monday in October.


PICTURE DAY – October 20th & 21st 2015


Lifetouch Pictures will be at La Maternelle for two days to take individual and group pictures.

- Tuesday, October 20th for children enrolled in PS, MS & GS

- Wednesday, October 21st for children enrolled in Creche & TPS


The picture will be taken in the new building (in the gym), please proceed to the new building if you need to take pictures with your child’s siblings. Also, if your child does not come to school on Tuesdays we will take your child’s picture on Wednesday.  Be sure to coordinate any changes of clothes with your teachers ahead of time. 

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.