About Our School
Our Mission

What We Stand For

Mes Amis’ mission is for students of all ages to speak and to understand the French language and culture in a fun, friendly, and safe environment.  We welcome students from all walks of life.


Mes Amis French incorporates meeting the needs of each child in areas of emotional, social, physical, cognitive, language and creative development.  Child-centered science, art, music, movement, creative dramatics, writing, reading cooking, math, and basic learning concept activities encourage children to be active participants in the process of learning while having fun! We follow the High Scope Preschool wheel of learning.  Theme-based units are introduced each/bi- week to stimulate exploration in French of the world around them through content-based instructions and WIDA standards. Our core value equation; Passion+ Patience+Practice=Progress.

Meet The Staff

Rose Holtz, Director

Rose Mingo-Holtz, owner and teacher, came from the islands of Haiti where French and Creole are the official languages. She speaks four different languages: French, Creole, English and Spanish. She has been teaching for many years in different school districts in the metro area and local preschools. “C’est fantastique!” teaching French. “I believe that French can be learned as a second language in a fun and wonderful atmosphere”.

In addition to Mes Amis French School, I’m currently teaching for different schools districts and Montessori schools within the Richfield, Sunrise International and Montessori metro areas. I also enjoy running a summer camp at St. Croix Academy, located in Stillwater, where all ages are welcome. “C’est fantastique” teaching French!

Knowing another language opens up our minds and strengthens our communication skills. It’s never to early or too late to learn French. Join Mes Amis French School! Where en français is fun to learn.

Eyala Manga, Instructor

Mlle Eyala was born and raised in the French part of Cameroon. All of her education was taught in French, until she moved to the U.S.A. She graduated from Luther College, Iowa in 2016 with a double major in French and International studies. Eyala joined Mes Amis French School in September 2016. She enjoys teaching French, laughing and sharing her Francophone culture with her students.