Educational framework

Alongside academic achievement, College Saint-Louis encourages the development of life skills.

Saint-Louis aims to foster respect within peer groups, and between pupils and the adults around them. In this regard, the school rules establish a clear framework, and are applied with tact at all times. Teachers are available to assist pupils during school hours, and ensure their safety during breaks and lunch times.

At Saint- Louis the communication between parents and teachers is essential to each pupil’s wellbeing and success. Access to Pronote enables this key relationship and provides transparency around what the student does and how the student is doing; parents have access to their child’s grades at any point in the school year.

In addition, Saint-Louis offers on-going support for each student which takes into account their particular needs. Specific learning support is offered to those that need it and in the daily, supervised study periods, pupils are helped to develop their organisation skills, as well as an autonomous attitude to their work.

We are committed to working with the different needs of pupils and our teachers are trained to adapt to young people with learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, dyscalculia or attention deficit disorder.

The presence of an on-site tutor and counsellor, are part of this policy of inclusion. The tutor is available to support pupils with the organisation of their work and the counsellor to ensure the wellbeing of the individual, along with the class in general.

CHAPLAINCY

Collège Saint- Louis welcomes pupils of all faiths and offers a spiritual education.

The chaplaincy is a place where pupils can explore different ways of thinking and different points of view. Bible study courses are available, as well as preparation for the First Communion.

For the past 11 years, Saint- Louis has held an Inter-Faith day, bringing together an orthodox priest, a pastor, a rabbi, an imam, a Buddhist monk and a Catholic priest. Our Year 11 pupils enjoy a day of philosophical debate, with the aim of developing mutual understanding and tolerance of others.

TRIPS AND OUTINGS

School trips are a rich, educational source for pupils. Every year a wide-range of outings allow pupils to enrich their cultural resources and stimulate their desire to learn. Archaeology, Science, Theatre, History, Fine Art and Geography are explored outside the school, and then studied further in class.

Click here to discover the accounts of school trips from this year and previous years.

SUMMER SCHOOL

Summer classes are available for pupils who are interested in additional preparation, in one or more subjects.   These classes are open to new pupils starting Saint-Louis in Year 9 and for those pupils returning for Year 10 and 11.

Summer classes take place one week before the school year officially begins.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND SPECIAL EVENTS

Visit the Blog section of this site to find out what Collège Saint- Louis and the Parents’ Association organise for our pupils, outside of school hours. Extra-curricular activities include self-defense, Chinese, an introduction to the world of gastronomy, robotics and ancient Greek. There are comments and photos, as well as notices of future events, on the Facebook page of the school.

Every year the school organizes a Science Night in May. The theme of this evening provides inspiration for work in class throughout the year, and across the school curriculum. On Science Night, pupils facilitate workshops for parents, alumni and other guests. The evening ends with a talk from an expert from a chosen field; past Science Nights have explored subjects such as superconductivity; tornadoes; bacteria, archeology and forensic science.