Ecole Claire Fontaine

An Art, Language & Nature school honoring the inherent wisdom of children & placing a premium on joy.

Ecole Claire Fontaine is an Art, Language and Nature school for children ages 2 until 7 on three garden-style campuses near the Pacific Ocean in Venice, California. Founded more than 30 years ago by director Joëlle Dumas, the French-Spanish-English language school honors the inherent wisdom of children and promotes their happiness. Organic breakfast & lunches are prepared daily with fresh fruits a

Operating as usual

Photos from Ecole Claire Fontaine's post 12/13/2022

Holiday dreams

Photos from Ecole Claire Fontaine's post 12/12/2022

Mixing "All Spice Foot Scrub," "Pine Needle Bath Salts" & "Poppy Eucalyptus Hand Scrub" in Science Class for the Botanical Holiday Market

12/09/2022

Feeling the spirited energy at ECF during this phase of the Cold Moon

Photos from Ecole Claire Fontaine's post 12/08/2022

Dried flowers on water colors

Photos from Ecole Claire Fontaine's post 12/07/2022

Preparing the Holiday Boutique in Botanical Science

12/06/2022

Hummingbirds at home in our gardens

Photos from Ecole Claire Fontaine's post 12/05/2022

Young Architects design & build the foundation for the future

Photos from Ecole Claire Fontaine's post 12/02/2022

Broccoli & cheese muffins warming the kitchen on a rainy day in Venice

Photos from Ecole Claire Fontaine's post 12/01/2022

Dashing into December with our neighborhood community - The Venice Art Crawl & Abbot Kinney's First Friday Holiday Edition with Santa Claus are on Friday, Dec 2nd - On Saturday, Dec 3rd 9-2 is Friends of Venice Library Book Sale & The Venice Sign lights up at 6:15 - On Sunday, Dec 4th from 10-2 is the Winter Fest at the Venice Rec Center basketball courts

Photos from Ecole Claire Fontaine's post 11/30/2022

The art of what we gather

11/28/2022

Sketching your space in an eclectic place

11/28/2022

A magical season begins - Venice Sign Lighting this Weekend - Saturday, December 3rd, 6:15 pm, Windward & Pacific, hosted by the Venice Chamber of Commerce

11/23/2022

Shop green, local & small

Photos from Ecole Claire Fontaine's post 11/23/2022

As you gather around your table, remember to be grateful for the land we inhabit.

Photos from Ecole Claire Fontaine's post 11/22/2022

Gathering supplies for a crafty Thanksgiving Break.

Photos from Ecole Claire Fontaine's post 11/21/2022

Creations in Botanical Science at ECF engage the senses, explore the intersection of art & nature, and delve into chemistry

11/18/2022

Dragon Fruit grown in the Children's Fontaine Forest

Photos from Ecole Claire Fontaine's post 11/17/2022

Creating flower houses for birds & fairies

Photos from Ecole Claire Fontaine's post 11/17/2022

Calling all Ishmaels! Thar she blows this weekend - the annual reading of Moby Dick at the Venice Breakwater with ECF's Oceanography Teacher, Tim, of the Venice Oceanarium. Saturday & Sunday, November 19 & 20, from sunrise - sunset. Come to read a chapter or just listen while exploring the seashore - look out for migrating whales!

11/16/2022

With a crispness in the air, students of Botanical Arts prepare seasonal cards

Click here to support Ecole Maternelle - Elementaire Badoumven by Joelle Dumas 11/14/2022

On this beautiful Monday in LA, we respectfully solicit funds for a roof, floors & doors, playground equipment & teachers at Badoumven Village Preschool-Elementary in Western Cameroon

Click here to support Ecole Maternelle - Elementaire Badoumven by Joelle Dumas We are raising money for the preschool - elementary school in Badoumven Village in western Cameroon that needs to repair roofs, walls, doors & floors, ne...

Photos from Ecole Claire Fontaine's post 11/10/2022

The colors of autumn

Photos from Ecole Claire Fontaine's post 11/09/2022

Inspired by colors

11/08/2022

Playing in harmony

Photos from Ecole Claire Fontaine's post 11/07/2022

Hoping you know what time it is on this rainy day in L.A. (psst... ) The children are cozy & happy

Photos from Ecole Claire Fontaine's post 11/04/2022

The season of the pine cone has flown in with the wind

11/03/2022

Finding gardens everywhere at Ecole Claire Fontaine

Photos from Ecole Claire Fontaine's post 11/02/2022

Creating watermelon soap in Botanical Science

11/01/2022

As we crawl into November, remember to wear a sweater!

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352 Westminster Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
90291

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 6pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 6pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 6pm
Thursday 8:30am - 6pm
Friday 8:30am - 5pm
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