Lycée Edward Steichen

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The École Internationale Edward Steichen

The École internationale Edward Steichen is a state school with no fees. As an accredited European School, it is linked to the European Schools system by an accreditation agreement and offers education based on the curriculum and programmes of the European Schools. Our school programme leads to the European Baccalaureate, recognised throughout Europe for access to university and other Higher Education studies or to vocational training.

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Nursery (Early Education)

"Early Education" is the generic term used to denote the first two years of teaching and education in a school setting.

Classes: M1 - M2

Age: 4-5 years


The primary cycle covers five years.



Classes: P1 – P5

Age: 6-10 years


The secondary cycle covers seven years’ teaching and is subdivided into three cycles:

Observation cycle:
Classes S1–S3, Age 11-13 years
Pre-orientation cycle:
Classes S4–S5, Age 14-16 years
Orientation cycle:
Classes S6–S7, Age 16-18 years

Classes of the European nursery and primary school are taking place in Reuler.

After-school care may be provided by the "Maison Relais Reuler".

Organisation of studies

All the programmes of the European Schools are based on eight core elements of the European Framework for Key Competences for Lifelong Learning:

communication in the mother tongue;

communication in foreign languages;.

mathematical competence and basic competences in science and technology;

digital competence;

learning to learn;

social and civic competences;

acting responsibly and entrepreneurship;

cultural awareness and expression.

The complete Nursery, Primary and Secondary school programmes can be found on the European Schools website


Traditional tools
Playful challenges
Educational technologies

Digital tablet use

Usage tablette

Teachers are equipped with a tablet, encouraging creativity in their pedagogical approach and their teaching;

Provision of tablets for students with special needs in order to help them succeed or progress more quickly;

Usage tablette

Group or class work at set times for specific tasks;

Insights and follow-up of student work by parents.


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Early Education (Nursery)

Early Education is designed to:

  • prepare children for a happy, healthy, responsible and successful life;
  • develop children’s personality and abilities;
  • support children’s learning potential;
  • develop respect for others and the environment;
  • teach children to respect and appreciate children’s own cultural and social identity, its values and those of others;
  • promote a European spirit.

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The primary cycle covers five years. In the primary school, the focus is on developing the mother tongue, mathematics and the first foreign language, but art, music, physical education, discovery of the world and religion/ethics are equally important - as are the “European Hours”, where mixed nationality groups meet for a variety of activities.

The portfolio in nursery and primary school

The holistic approach chosen in the "Early Education" curriculum requires a method of assessment which adequately reflects the children’s achievements in their school career, namely the portfolio. It is constructed by the children.

The portfolio is composed of three components, which represent the 4 parts of the “Early Education” programme: a biography, a relevant and integrated collection of the pupil’s work showing the state of achievement of competences and progress made; a passport(a self-evaluation sheet in which the child can tick his/ her successful points or any other simple tool that allows the child to record his/her achievements)

The portfolio may include a variety of visual and audio documents: texts, drawings, comments, symbols, diagrams, photos, videos, sound recordings, interviews, results, etc.


Social psychological support service and networks

In our school, we have a psychosocial advisory and counselling service.
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Parents are cordially invited to exchange views on their children’s development with the teacher in an informal setting. This “Coffee @ LESC” takes place on the 8 november, 10 january, 7 february and 6 june from 7.30 a.m. – 9.30 a.m.

ClevermovePlus means more exercise in everyday school life. Active breaks in all subjects, multi-perspective sports lessons as well as a vast range of exercise should support the students in developing a healthy lifestyle.
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