Program Details

Menthe Abricot Cerise School

  • Start Date 2017-02-07
  • End Date: 2018-02-08

  • Location: Roissard, France

The school welcomes 27 children of 3 to 11 years old, and offers Montessori educational methods based on:
·Trust and respectful human relationships
·Unfazed atmosphere which favor the learning process
·Clear and structured educational methods
·Individual work in a collective setting
·Experiences and discoveries by the child himself. The child work with his own rhythm.
·Learn with concrete experience before taking on abstraction
·A self-corrective materiel which allows the child to self-evaluate


The volunteer will be hosted in a family  in Roissard or in a village near to it. It may happen that the volunteer has to move to another host family several times during the year (sometimes once a month). This change can occur in order to facilitate the organization of the hosting structure and the people involved in the program.
Lunch is at school but the other meals are with the family.

The school ambition regarding the education is to reveal to the child all the skills he has in himself, without judgment and to enable him to become a responsible adult who takes initiatives and has a critical mind.
The work of the educators is to guide the children in their learning process in daily life.
Parents’ organization is in charge of the administration. The organization brings together pupils’ parents and is in charge of the communication, the promotion and raising funds. The president of the organization is in charge of the management of the school.

The volunteer must be prepared to teach with different methods and tools. He/she has to make an effort to understand and respect these educational methods chosen by Menthe-Abricot-Cerise School. He/she has to show concern in his/her work with the children, has to be patient and flexible. Besides, the volunteer has to take into consideration that he/she will spend a lot of time with the children. The volunteer must take initiatives.
*As the school year ends in June, the volunteer has to take into account that he/she may participate during July and August in workcamp in France

How to get there?
International Airport: Paris
Domestic Airport:


2.600,00 EUR (6 MTS)

3.600,00 EUR (12 MTS)