Thank you for your interest in La Petite Ecole & the Lycée Français et International de San Diego!
La Petite Ecole of San Diego is a bilingual immersion school founded in 2006, today welcoming more than 180 students from the Tout Petite Section of kindergarten to the CM2. We are currently expanding our program and opening a middle school!
La Petite Ecole of San Diego is children first…really!
It is absolutely imperative that our educators work in an environment conducive to the fulfillment of our children.
La Petite Ecole is always looking for teachers who support and believe in our educational mission.
Qualified candidates must possess:
- A degree in education from the French Government (Public or Private)
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience
- An ability to adapt to any situation
- Tremendous patience for various children
- A sense of humor
- Dynamism and an unceasing energy for new challenges
- A strong sense of teamwork
- Excellent command of the French language, both written and spoken
For this position no academic qualification is required but you must possess an American work visa.
Qualified candidates must have:
- An excellent command of the spoken French language
- Patience, kindness, and compassion
- Understanding the world of childhood
- A love for working with children
We also train our teachers’ assistants to become teachers at our school. For more information, please contact Thierry Pasquet for more information.
Once your resume is received,
Another interview will take place in France (February) or San Diego,
La Petite Ecole of San Diego is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment and hires employees without regard to gender, race, religion, color, creed or sexual orientation.
Tours & Open Houses
We are always open and always ready to show our wonderful school.
Please feel free to contact us for a tour at your convenience. Walks-in welcome!
Open houses are usually scheduled in November and February.
Q & A with the Director
What is La Petite École?
A French school focusing on the children only: “Les enfants d’abord”
What is your relationship with the parents?
There is a moral contract established between the school and the parents. Our aim is to be partnered with them for the well-being of the child so that there is no inconsistencies between the school and home. If different philosophy’s and education rules are being taught to the child in the two environments they become confused.
What are the benefits of learning a second language?
Find detail information about the benefits of learning a second language here.
You have reached 185 students in a few years, what is the key of your success?
Through continuing to make sure the quality of the education we provide is top tear and delivering on what we promise. When parents are happy they spread the word about our school, and 85% of our new enrollment is through referrals made by our parents!
What happens to a student leaving La Petite École to go into the American system?
Our students benefit from learning a second language by becoming fantastic at adapting to their environment. Our students demonstrate a real interest in learning, and have no issue being in an English only environment. The transition being the two language system to the American system is quick and teachers are always pleased to greet well-educated and rounded students.
What is your policy on homework?
At La Petite Ecole homework should be only finishing what schoolwork a student did not have time to finish in class because in our point of view, homework should not be a burden to the family environment.