Le Monde International School received sponsorship approval by the Oklahoma State Board of Eduction to open a public charter, Le Monde International School. The vision for the school is full language immersion education in both French and Spanish, starting in the fall of 2018.
The initial plan is to offer language exposure in pre-kindergarten, as well as kindergarten and 1st grade in Spanish, and kindergarten through 4th grade in French. The school will add one grade each year to reach pre-k through 8th grade in both French and Spanish.
“Le Monde was formed by a group of parents who are dedicated to language education and believe in the overall academic achievement that comes from language immersion early in a student’s academic career,” said Loida Salmond, president of Le Monde application public charter and parent to 5th grader previously enrolled in Reagan’s partial immersion program.
“We’ve seen our children thrive in this environment during their time at Reagan and wanted to continue the vision that Norman Public Schools set in motion. The public charter sponsorship would give us the opportunity and flexibility to build a school around foreign language and culture, allowing our students to complete their language education and offer an even broader program in Norman.”