THE EIB CULTURAL PROGRAM Cultural Knowledge & International Mindedness
We place great importance on our students’ personal development and open-mindedness. For this reason, we have designed a Cultural Program that runs from Nursery to High School, to help them grow and learn beyond classroom work. Just as in other EIB schools, the Victor Hugo School’s educational philosophy is to prepare students for a lifetime of learning though the promotion of multicultural interaction, international understanding and diversity awareness.
OUR CULTURAL PROGRAM RUNS FROM NURSERY TO HIGH SCHOOL, TO HELP THEM GROW AND LEARN BEYOND CLASSROOM WORK.
To this end, we offer numerous extracurricular activities. We make full use of the Paris area for the educational visits of our pupils, whom we take to a wide range of art galleries and museums on a regular basis. Furthermore, at the beginning of the academic year and as of Grade 1, an orientation and integration school trip is organized, with a variety of activities selected according to students’ age. Not only do these trips, which take place in a new destination each year, allow the children to 8
discover various regions of France and to broaden their knowledge of French culture, but they also strengthen ties amongst classmates and teachers and encourage team spirit. Our musical activities also increase their taste for learning and for developing a sense of community spirit. Students are given a chance to discover a musical instrument or to participate in our choir, which meets on a weekly basis. Exciting sports activities are also offered, whether they be individual sports, to foster a healthy competitive spirit between students and encourage them to go beyond their limits, or collective sports, for students to become better team players and build strong ties within their team. Grounded on strong academic standards and the promotion of independence of thought, the Victor Hugo School’s ethos is to encourage students to take initiatives and to become individually responsible for their own academic progress.