Philosophy and Foundations

ICE aims to offer a complete education to its students, through the following:

  • Arts: Artistic activities develop the child’s sensitivity, taste, creativity and self-expression. Arts are taught during regular lessons in the STEPS sessions and in certain extracurricular activities.
  • Children with special needs: Children with special needs may be admitted at the school: their case is examined individually by a commission including the pedagogical director, the psychologist, the nurse and the teacher.
  • Coaching and well-being: The school will develop a path which includes health education, education for a balanced diet, and well- being. It consists in offering a holistic educational approach that teaches the child what is good for their body and health, mixing a regular follow-up of their physical and physiological balance.
  • Healthy food: The school provides pupils with their daily meals. The menus are prepared by Organic Food and Cafe, in accordance with regulations set by the Hygiene and Security Commission of the school.
  • Religion and Ethics: All Muslim pupils will be taught the Islamic religion. Non-Muslim pupils will be taught ethical principles allowing them to perceive similarities and differences between them and the others, thus learning to respect other cultures.
  • Safety and Security: A security board meets regularly to study all the questions relating to fire drills and accident prevention policy. It also proposes strategies designed to prevent violence and promote programmes on conflict resolution, peer support, anti-racism programmes, anti-bullying, anti-discrimination and harassment, student leadership and mediation training.
  • Sports: Sports develop physical aptitudes and moral virtues, as well as social virtues. At ICE, pupils will practise all sorts of sports (Tennis, golf, horseback riding, fencing, basketball, football, climbing, gymnastics).

The school relies on the following foundations:

  • Academic work & Rigour: The French education system is based on rigour, discipline and method. It implies steady academic work, which is monitored and evaluated regularly and builds the child’s knowledge.
  • Attendance: ICE requires perfect attendance and punctuality on behalf of the pupils and their parents. If pupils are absent, they will be located and the parents will be alerted by telephone. All pupils and staff must also be present for the national anthems in the morning.
  • Etiquette & Social Skills: ICE has a protocol called “etiquette” that governs the ethics and behaviour of everyone in the school community: students, teachers and other members of staff. This means applying the highest standards of social life.
  • Values & Solidarity: Mutual trust and the capacity to listen to others are the basis of the relationship between the school, the pupils and the parents. ICE also gives its students a sense of solidarity with all human beings based on compassion and altruism.



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