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School Basics

How many children attend your school, and in what grades?

We have approximately 385 students in grades K through 8.

Is there before and after school care?

We do not provide before school care.  After school care is offered through a third-party provider, Champions, generally until 6 pm, though the consistency of this program depends entirely on that third party provider, as the school does not offer after school care. For more information click on the AFCA tab on the main navigation bar on the homepage of the website.

What is a charter school?

Charter schools are independent public schools contracted by their sponsoring district to provide a specific program under the conditions of their contract. They often have a greater degree of flexibility in programming, and also a greater level of accountability in that they may be shut down by their sponsoring district if performance benchmarks are not met.

Students enrolled in a charter school must meet all state benchmarks and district testing requirements, as well as any additional requirements determined by the district in the charter contract.

Enrollment in a charter school is completely based on lottery; and there is no preference for neighborhood residents. Charter schools are independent organizations, operating under their own administrative and financial policies, with oversight provided by the organization’s board of directors.

More Detail About The School

What is the focus of your school?

Full French immersion, using an international curriculum that meets Oregon standards.

What is the classroom management and discipline approach?

Le Monde strives to offer a safe and secure environment for all children, families, and staff. Whenever possible, inappropriate behavior is responded to with redirection, natural/logical consequences, guidance towards child-led problem solving, and other non-punitive approaches.

Corporal punishment is never used at Le Monde. Suspension and possible expulsion is used in response to severe and/or repeated behavior that threatens the learning environment and/or the safety of students and staff. A copy of Le Monde’s Suspension and Expulsion Policy and Procedure can be obtained from the office.

Do you offer physical education?

Physical education classes are provided at least twice a week.

What are the demographics of Le Monde French Immersion Public Charter School?

The demographics fluctuate from year to year due to our small size. On average we aspire to reflect the demographics of the Portland Public School District in race and income level.

Can parents volunteer in the classrooms, and is it required?

Parents are encouraged to volunteer at Le Monde, though there is no requirement for volunteering. Volunteer opportunities may include field study chaperones or assisting in classrooms if teachers request assistance. We also have many opportunities for parents to help with fundraising and special events outside of school time.

Do you have Special Education services?

Special Education services are provided by Portland Public Schools, with whom Le Monde cooperates in the delivery of services.  Portland Public Schools, in its discretion, has the authority to determine which specialized Special Education services and programs should be provided at Le Monde, if any, and whether students requiring Special Education services would be better served at a district school.

Do students receive art/music instruction?

In elementary grades, students generally have art class and music class weekly, and middle school there is also exposure to art and music options.  Art and Music education includes attendance at performances throughout the city, school-wide events, and visiting artists.

Is lunch available for purchase?

Pre-pandemic, we had a third-party vendor provide a lunch service delivered to the school that families could purchase by ordering ahead on a monthly schedule. Most families pack lunch. During the pandemic, the third-party vendor program has been suspended.