Le Sallay International Academy

As a parent, what do I need to know?

How can our Academy help parents of homeschoolers?

  • Not all the parents can cope with homeschooling. Finding good teachers and making them work as a team is a difficult task. We have solved this dilemma for you.
  • Your child will be spending most of the year at home — but will travel to our in-person sessions in France to socialize with other students and teachers. If you are worried about a lack of socialization – we have addressed this challenge!
  • Besides excellent teachers, your student will get acquainted with visiting lecturers from around the world — renowned writers, journalists, scientists, and businessmen who are excited to visit and share with Le Sallay about their work. This is a unique opportunity!
  • Engaging students in learning is a difficult task, especially during the formative years in middle school. We have a dedicated team of psychologists who will oversee socio-emotional development of each student and partner with our teachers to ensure positive friendships and engaging classroom environments!
  • Please also read Sergey Kuznetsov’s essay, in which he recalls the feeling of isolation in his own middle school, which lead to his pursuit of opening an inclusive school for all — Le Sallay Academy.


An inclusive space for all learners

Children with diverse learning needs such as ADHD/ADD, learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders as wells as twice-exceptional (gifted) kids do not always receive proper support in a «traditional setting.» Our school is geared to provide a more individualized and differentiated approach to education, and our students will receive the full support of our team of psychologists and teachers.

Children with diverse learning needs often show the most growth in academic classes, given an individualized and engaging approach to instruction, as provided by our dedicated team of teachers.
Our system allows students to first establish a rapport with their teacher during in-person sessions in France, and only then enter into online interaction. For all students, the establishment of a rapport is essential, therefore we dedicate our in-person sessions at school fully to this.
If you are a parent of a child with diverse learning needs, you may have experienced difficulty finding the right fit school for your middle schooler.

Many boarding schools require stringent and stressful testing to be admitted into, which is taxing on students and often does not demonstrate their full range of abilities. Our school does not require stressful exams for admission. Other private and day schools geared towards addressing Autism Spectrum Disorders focus on life skills but do not have a well-balanced academic approach. We will provide both socialization and an engaging academic curriculum across all content areas.

Details can be found in the interview of our psychologist Svetlana Ochotnikova (London) and math specialist Yulia Sorokina (Chicago

Ideal fit for gifted learners

For academically gifted students, it is sometimes difficult to learn in their local middle school. Gifted students are often not challenged in the classroom, and feel disengaged with their peers and teachers. This leads to socialization problems and feelings of isolation. We will prove to them that learning can be fun, challenging, and engaging, and that making friends is easy at Le Sallay.

Our teachers have extensive experience in teaching mathematics, science, history, foreign languages, cinema, art, and literature, and differentiate their instruction to meet the needs of a variety of students. If your child has previously felt disengaged in school, — here they will not be bored!

To learn more about our approach, read the interviews of Yan Rauch and Matthew McConnell, as well as Matthew McConnell's essay on the importance of critical thinking.


Annual tuition including boarding fees for in-person sessions is 35,000 (transportation to camp not included).

We offer discounts for early birds, merit discounts for gifted children, and discounts for families who enroll more than one child. Please, contact us for more details.


It's a great educational option for the kids that don't fit in the normal schools - gifted, twice exceptional, or just ones that need more creative approach to the learning. Very attentive and knowledgeable teachers with experience in creative teaching of academically challenging subjects, small classes, and the innovative approach - blended education that mixes convinience of online education with 3-week offline sessions in the beautiful chateau in the middle of Bourgoundy.

E.K., Barcelona, Spain

So far things are working very well.  This has been a great format for my son. He appears to be engaged and enjoying what he is learning!  A positive change. We very much appreciate the individual attention and different approach to learning as that is what our kid needs! 

D.S., Vienna, Austria

It's absolutely different type of mindset, when "adult" doesn't automatically mean "right". Open-minded and passionate - teachers? no, leaders - who are always ready to listen and really understand their students and help them to find their own unique way to love every area of knowledge and go deeper in it. They love to see the alternative opinion on the student's side and are happy to discuss it.

M.G., Cetona, Italy

Our math-inclined son discovered a love for classical opera while our ballerina daughter was raving for weeks about the Logic class she took. The menace of our times - electronic devices - is permitted from 8pm until 9pm, but don’t expect your kids to call you or check their favorite Instagram. You are lucky if you get a text like the one we got: “was so busy yesterday forgot to take the phone to text you, and now need to run again. Perhaps tomorrow?” But tomorrow there was an important game...

The evaluation parents receive within a month after each session shows that their children are appreciated for who they are and helped to discover in themselves the qualities they weren’t necessarily even aware of.

Alex Friedland, New York

Le Sallay Academy really changes attitudes to studying. My daughter used to hate Maths at her previous school, but it's her favourite subject now! She admires her teachers, they make her love their subjects. Every night she sends me a message that she is absolutely happy in the castle.

A.B., Voronezh, Russia

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