A Multilingual Approach
As documented in numerous studies, bilingual education enhances cognitive development including the ability for abstraction, conceptualization and problem solving. Bilingual children are better at math, focus and adapt better, and receive higher scores on standardized tests. At Rochambeau, bilingual education begins as early as 3 years old and is an integral part of the curriculum at all grade levels.
In addition bilingual children have an easier time learning additional languages. As early as 3rd grade, students can begin studying a third language. By middle school, all students study a third language (Spanish, German, Arabic) and in addition can choose Latin as an elective. Some students even choose to study a fourth language.
Rochambeau is accredited by the French Ministry of Education and recognized by the Department of Education of the State of Maryland.