Tour FASPS!

Open the world to your child. Open your child to the world. Today!
 
Tour FASPS and discover the cognitive, social, cultural, economic, and health benefits of being bilingual. Tours last approximately one and a half hours. To sign up for a tour, please email Déborah Worrall, our Admissions Director, at Inquire@FASPS.org. Note: Students do not have to speak French when entering tiny youn pre-kindergarten (Tiny YPK, which begins at two years of age), young pre-kindergarten (YPK), pre-kindergarten (PK), or kindergarten (K), and French does not need to be spoken at home.

We look forward to meeting you and your child!
Sign up for our Tuesday, January 14, 2020, Open House from 6pm to 8pm and discover the cognitive, social, cultural, economic, and health benefits of being bilingual. Our four-year preschool program begins at 24 months of age, with French not required before first grade. At FASPS we challenge students with a robust bilingual curriculum, we adapt to young children and their emotional needs, and we deploy specific learning modalities. If you have any questions (or would like to receive a PDF copy of our current preschool program), please email Admissions@FASPS.org. We look forward to meeting you and your child! Click here to RSVP now.

FASPS Calendar

  • DEC 15: FASPS Sibling 2020–2021 Application Deadline
  • DEC 19–20: Grandparents, Family & Friends Days
  • DEC 23–JAN 3: Winter Break (NO SCHOOL | No Garderie)
  • JAN 18: Full Day of Snowboarding at Stevens Pass (Grade 6–8 + Alumni Students)
  • JAN 21: FASPS Alumni Student & Parent Get-together in Paris, France
  • FEB 28: Ski Night at Snoqualmie (Grade 6–8 + Alumni Students)
  • MAR 14: FASPS Gala & Auction
Read the Automne 2019 Issue of Made in France's le Mag' fr@ncophone: Click Here
 
French Films Showing This School Year on Mercer Island: Either at Aljoya Mercer Island or at the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church. All films are free, are shown in French with English subtitles, will be introduced by noted film expert Lance Rhoades, who will lead a discussion afterwards.
  • February 28: "Le Concert" (Radu Mihãleanu, 2009)
  • March 27: "Le Mystére Picasso" (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1956)

Interviews

This interview with Chloe Rudinoff, FASPS educational assistant, was recorded on October 23, 2019.
 
Lia: How did you come to work at FASPS, Chloe?
 
Chloe: I had a dance rehearsal in West Seattle a few months back, and the rehearsal got cancelled, so I went to Lincoln Park while I was in the area. FASPS was having their open house picnic for new parents, and I remember walking by and thinking, “Hey, that’s pretty cool. I wonder if they have adult classes.” I’d been dabbling in French for a few years. I asked, and they said, “Well, it’s a school for kids,” and out of nowhere I asked if they were hiring because it seemed like a really friendly environment.
 
I then went through the interview process, and, at first, when they offered me the job, I said no because I was afraid of a big full-time job in my life. I’m still pretty young, and I just moved to Seattle, so I didn’t know if I was ready for a nine-to-five with a big morning commute through a huge city twice a day; I have never lived in a city before!
 
Click here to read the rest of the interview.
 
Located on Mercer Island just east of Seattle, the French American School of Puget Sound is a private, bilingual school for children age 2.5 (young pre-Kindergarten) to grade 8. Students benefit from a rigorous academic program, arts and technology curriculum, social and emotional learning, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.