Student Life

La Petite Ecole is guided by the concept that every child is a unique individual. It is our belief that children are entitled to fully experiencing their childhood. They have the right to be physically and emotionally secure, and to grow in a caring atmosphere of encouragement, challenge and approval.

We believe that our students will one day become contributing members of our global society, and they deserve respect for their developing qualities, abilities, and integrity. We believe education is an important element of family life. Consequently, interaction with parents is a valued part of our school life.

Student Attire/Uniform

All students are required to wear the following school attire.

Students in all grades must wear the proper attire described below. No holes, no designs, patterns or large logos; solid colors only. Students who are not wearing the proper attire will not be admitted to class.

 

  Preschool (TPS to MS) Kindergarten to Grade 8
Regular days

Daily school attire must be selected from the following items:

    • White, red (not maroon), navy blue, royal blue or light blue:
      • Polo shirt (short or long-sleeved) 
      • Button-down collared shirt (short or long-sleeved)
      • Polo shirt dress (short or long-sleeved)
      • Undershirt if needed (any sleeve length)
    • Navy blue, khaki (beige, not green) or blue denim:
  • Pants or jeans
  • Shorts
  • Skirt or skort
      • Uniform-style jumper (worn over polo/collared shirt)
  • Uniform-style dress (short or long-sleeved)
  • Socks or tights in blue, red, white, grey or black.
  • Shoes (any color): sneakers (no lights) or other closed-toe shoes. No open-toe sandals, Crocs, or flip-flops.
  • Sun hat (any color) with UV protection
  • School badges must be sewn (not ironed) onto the left chest of shirts, jumpers and dresses. New badges may be purchased at school. Older badges are accepted on hand-me-downs.
Cold/Rainy days
  • Jacket/coat (any color)
  • Sweater or cardigan (no badge required) in solid:
  • White
  • Red (not maroon)
  • Navy blue.
  • School windbreaker*.
  • Red school sweatshirt*.
  • Sweater or cardigan (no badge required) in solid:
    • White
    • Red (not maroon)
    • Navy blue.
P.E. days  
  • Blue school T-shirt*.
  • Black or navy blue athletic pants, leggings or shorts (no badge required).
  • Red school sweatshirt or any sweater or sweatshirt in solid:
    • White
    • Red (not maroon)
    • Navy blue.
  • P.E. attire is worn all day in Elementary.
  • Middle schoolers only may change at school.
Spare clothes Any non-uniform clothing.  
Field Trip days School field trip T-shirt, to be worn with any bottoms as described above. 
Non-Uniform Day Same rules for shoes apply. No holes in clothes.

*To be purchased at school

Activities

We try to make the students’ experience fun, educational and memorable. We are pleased to give our students the chance to explore the world around us, by programing field trips and activities that most people never get to experience.

Art

Art is a very important and integral part of the bilingual education that our students receive at La Petite Ecole. Both art education and appreciation are part of our curriculum and start as early as age two. Here is some of our students’ artwork we are proud to showcase:

Sports

Sports are a great tool that improve focus and build confidence in students. And of course, there is no need to speak the same language when you are playing together!

We believe that sports and physical activity should be part of daily life.

Our Preschool, Jr Kindergarten and Kindergarten students have 45 minutes of gross motor skill activities every day. They also have access to tricycles, scooters, jump ropes and balls during recess.

A variety of activities and team sports are introduced in first grade and continued through 6th grade, with a minimum of 3 hours of P.E. every week.

Music

Our younger students are taught music classes by their teachers. Older students receive classes in music, singing and instrumentation by a specialized music teacher. Dance, percussion, and rhythm are all showcased by our students during events such as our Holiday Show and the Kermesse.

Field Trips

Field trips are a fantastic way for students to broaden their knowledge about a variety of subjects. On our field trips, students will learn about subjects they are currently studying, or those that they will in the future. At the end of each trip, the students will complete a report about their experiences.

For logistical and safety reasons, field trips are offered beginning in Junior Kindergarten; for children under 3 years old, speakers and activities are brought to La Petite Ecole. Some field trips include:

Life in the desert
Carlsbad Museum of Making Music
Trees
Upper Grades Camp
Wild Animal Park
Queen Califia’s Magical Circle
Rock Climbing
Whale Watching

After School Activities

After school activities are offered throughout the school year and vary by age group.

STUDY HALL: from 3:45 to 4:30 pm (Elementary grades only)

SPANISH  
MANDARIN 
ART   
LEGOS
DRAMA
MUSIC
SOCCER
CHESS
BALLET

La Journée sur l’Eau

La Petite Ecole and the PTR organize our annual event at Mission Bay Park.

Parents are invited with their children to participate in water activities: kayaking, stand up paddling, sailing, and keelboating with supervision and guidance from instructors at the Mission Bay Aquatic Center.

For children below 6 years old, we offer bouncing house activities.

Finger food and refreshments is served by Girard Gourmet.

It is a fun day for parents, children and the teachers of La Petite Ecole!