The Gerbert d'Aurillac School

Montessori School

A short introduction...

The Gerbert d’Aurillac School is an independant, bilingual Montessori pre-school and elementary school registered with the Académie de Versailles.

The school is on a human scale and is located within a large house, with spacious classrooms that let in lots of light. There is a recreational garden with trees and a vegetable garden, which meet a child’s essential need of being in contact with nature.

Your Montessori school is open to everyone whatever their nationality or culture, as long as the families respect the school’s spirit and values.

It follows the Catholic Church calendar and for those who wish, the school offers a Rite of Catholic initiation, with an introduction to the catechesis of the Good Shepherd, developed by Sofia Cavalletti, Maria Montessori‘s pupil.


The team

Montessori School in Boulogne-Billancourt

The educational team is currently working on an educational project which is of high importance for the school’s founders. This is managed by qualified and experienced professionals. A Clinical Psychologist Director DESS, specialised in educational psychology and a Montessori deputy educational director (AMI qualified and State Diploma of Educating young children) share more than 20 years common experience within a Montessori school.

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Isabelle Pomerol, director of the Gerbert d’Aurillac school, has more than 10 years of experience in education. After working for 5 years in a private higher education group, she became passionate about Montessori pedagogy and became a Montessori educator with a diploma from the IMA (International Montessori Association). She created and directed for 6 years a Montessori school in the 15th arrondissement in Paris. Very interested in the development of elementary classes with a pedagogy combining Montessori activities and more classic exercises, she joined the Gerbert  Aurillac school in September 2022. She is also a graduate of HEC (1997).

Marie Brink, trilingual German – English – French, joined the school Gerbert d’Aurillac to dedicate herself to the elementary class. With a Bachelor’s degree in teaching, she taught 12-15 year old children in Berlin and organised artistic projects in elementary schools. She has an interesting international profile to welcome pupils of different nationalities to our school.

Abigail Saire,
 British, has more than 10-years experience as an English teacher including seven years in Montessori kindergarten and elementary classes. She is an elementary Montessori assistant (AMI graduate) and provides daily immersion in English for children in elementary class. 


Caroline Pugeat is the educator for the 3-6 year old age group and is IMA and EJE qualified as well. She worked in a day care center and a nursery before working in a Montessori school for 5 years.


Catherine Chu-Bresson is an English speaker and has a Master  in Cultural Mediation, specialized in Arts Education for young children and she is a qualified Montessori assistant (IMA). She is primarily a cultural mediator in museums, looking after children’s workshops, and an English teacher . She is currently a Montessori assistant and English teacher for the 3-6 class.

Continuous thought and feedback on professional practices means that the project can be honed through systematic educational dialogue. This teamwork is a fundamental element so everyone can work together coherently with the child and family to ensure we deliver continuity in your child’s education.


Behind the project: Anne et Pierre BAELEN, the founders

Anne et Pierre Baelen

As parents of 3 children and sensitive to educational issues, we wanted to provide children with a school where they can be happy, and with a method that respects and stimulates them.

Our school is an association; its first goal is the education and well-being of children. If its aim is to be able to be financially autonomous quickly, it is not looking to make a profit.