Sofia Bossard, Principal

1760 Ames Place, Saint Paul, MN 55106

651-744-6970 | Get Directions

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360 Colborne Street, Saint Paul, MN, 55102

651-744-6970 | Get Directions

  • Bienvenue à L'Étoile du Nord!

    L’Etoile du Nord French Immersion is a public, tuition-free school serving Pre-K through 5th grade students throughout the St. Paul area. Our teachers are native or fluent French speakers from around the globe, and many have studied or lived abroad for extended periods of time. For more than 25 years, our exceptional, dedicated staff have prepared students to be lifelong learners that succeed in a multilingual, global community.  Learn more...

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Preparing Lifelong Learners for Success

  • Why Choose French?

    French is a global language! It is the second most learned foreign language after English, and the fifth most widely spoken language in the world. Research shows that learning multiple languages provides significant academic, cognitive, and social benefits to children.

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  • Pre-K en Français!

    Our Pre-K students are immersed in the French language through fun songs and rhymes, movement and dance, daily read-alouds of French books, oral language games, and engaging playtime in a literacy-rich classroom environment. Our Pre-K program is full-day and always free for St. Paul students.

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  • Free Bussing

    Free bussing is available to all students living in St. Paul. Those outside city limits are also welcome to attend L’Etoile tuition-free, through the open enrollment process, but must provide their own transportation.

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  • Before and After School Care

    Extended day care is provided by Discovery Club. Learn more about the program and pricing at spps.org/discoveryclub.

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  • Family Involvement

    All families of L’Etoile du Nord students are integral to our school community. Whether volunteering to support your child’s teacher or participating in our Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO), we invite everyone to share their gifts and talents.

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School Profile

Sofia Bossard and family
  • Our Principal

    Welcome to L'Etoile du Nord French Immersion Elementary School! My goal this year is to build relationships with each and every student and family, and to continue to develop a welcoming school community with a high-quality, equitable French immersion education for all students with lots of opportunities for fun and social and emotional learning.
    -Sofia Bossard

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