Our Mission & Vision
French Immersion Preschool & Classes for All
Mes Amis French School was founded by in 2005 by Rose Mingo-Holtz, a francophone from Haiti. She is passionate about people and different cultures. As a young child, she dreamed of becoming a French teacher. Rose believes each child has potential for learning another language, therefore confidence in learning French is fundamental. We pride ourselves on the diversity of age, gender, race, nationalities, and the friendships formed at Mes Amis French School. Our teachers are driven by seeing student’s journeys; starting with few words and growing to use many words and sentences in French. What a gift, the gift of language! Mes Amis’ mission is for students of all ages to speak and understand the French language and Francophone culture in a fun, friendly, and safe environment. Our teachers are native French speakers, caring, and CPR certified.
“Knowing another language opens up our minds and strengthens our communication skills. It’s never too early or too late to learn French. Join Mes Amis French School, where en français is fun to learn.”
What makes us special
- Our full French immersion program means all instructions are given in French for students to absorb the language, all of our instructors are native French speakers
- We focus on cultural awareness and self confidence by celebrating diversity and providing an international education
- We emphasize active and engaged learning through assessment, adult-child interaction, a stimulating learning environment, and maintaining a daily routine
- Rose, our owner and director, is a mother and has enrolled each of her children in the program
- Our small class sizes allow each child to receive proper attention and care with a 9:1 student to teacher ratio
Hiring for 2021!
We’re recruiting a part to full time preschool teacher for our French Immersion Program in Fall 2021. If you’re interested in being apart of a tight knit community and making a difference, read about our qualifications!
“We are so fortunate to have found Mes Amis. Madame Rose and the other teachers had a profound impact on our daughter both academically and emotionally. She can’t wait to come again in the summer. Great job to everyone at Mes Amis!”
– Sarah Lynch
“We have been very happy with Mes Amis French School. Our three year old attends the preschool program. I like that they focus on academics as well as emotional and social development. Getting to do this all while learning French is a bonus! I also have two elementary age children in After School Program. I’m always impressed how fun Mes Amis makes learning French. The kids look forward to going every week. Merci, Mes Amis!”
– Maren R.
“Rose is so caring and loving, I knew my child was in good hands.“
– Zachary Zwart
“Our family spent several years abroad in a French speaking country. When we returned 6 years ago I searched for a place where my kids could continue their French. I found Mes Amis French School and all 4 of my kids have been involved in preschool, summer camp, and after school program. It is really a blessing, being able to speak a second language from a young age is a gift.“
– Margie Mueller
“The teachers are the best. My kid loves being there and always has fun while learning. Best program available in the cities.”
– Steph Merfeld
“I love the growth my child has had while in this program.”
– Travis Smith
“Our daughter has been attending Mes Amis French School for almost a year now. The progress that she made during that time is incredible. The staff is so friendly and our daughter is so excited to go every day. I could not recommend this place enough for a pre-school. The peace of mind of knowing that your child is with people you can trust is priceless.”
– Guillaume Desbiens
“We loved this preschool for our child. The teachers speak French all day even to each other. Our child sings songs, speaks and seems to think in French now. We can’t say enough about our wonderful experience at Mes Amis. We are so excited that there is an after-school program for school age kids of 1, 2, or 3 days a week.”
– Juliet Nail
Get In Touch
Location: 13000 St Davids Rd, Hopkins, Minnesota 55305
Mail: 1430 Meadow Ct, Chaska, Minnesota 55318
Telephone: (612) 618-9494
School Hours: M-F: 7:30am – 6pm