Sign up for our Saturday, November 9 Open House 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 We look forward to meeting you and your child! Click here to RSVP now.


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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 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!

Upcoming Dates

  • OCT 18: Teacher In-service Day (NO SCHOOL | Garderie Camp Available)
  • OCT 21: Boarding School Educational Fair (non-FASPS Event)
  • OCT 21-25: Fall Break (NO SCHOOL | Garderie Camp Available)
  • OCT 28: Classes Resume
  • OCT 30: FASPS Parent DEI Conversation, Led by Heather Clark, PhD (3:45-5:15pm)
  • OCT 30: November Hot Lunch Registration Closes
  • NOV 2: Saturday Science Class Section A (Grades 2-4) Begins (8:45-10:15am)
  • NOV 5: Parent-Teacher Conferences (NO SCHOOL | Garderie Available Only During Your Conference Time)
  • NOV 9: FASPS Lower School Open House (10am-12pm)
  • NOV 27-29: Thanksgiving Break (NO SCHOOL | No Garderie)
  • DEC 15: FASPS Sibling Application Deadline
  • JAN 21: FASPS Alumni Student & Parent Get-together in Paris, France
  • Looking for Native French Speaker: A FASPS family is looking for a native French speaker to spend time with the kids during the weekends. Hours and dates flexible. Please call or text (206) 747-3022. Merci!
  • Looking for a French Tutor for an adult (basic / intermediate level) once a week. Preferably on Saturdays; willing to travel. Please email
  • FASPS Family Seeking French- and English-speaking Nanny: FASPS family with one child seeking a French- and English-speaking nanny for 30–40 hours a week beginning in November. Please email
  • Work for an Amazing Company in Paris: This is a sales support role that has a lot of detail administration. Must speak French fluently. Click Here
  • French Cinema Now Film Festival (Sept. 26-Oct. 3): Click Here
  • Mercer Island Sister City Association Showing French Films This School Year: November 22: "Seraphine" (Martin Prevost, 2008); February 28: "Le Concert" (Radu Mihãleanu, 2009); March 27: "Le Mystére Picasso" (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1956); Click Here for Details
  • Mercer Island Preschool Association Toy Swap at Islander Middle School (Nov. 9): Click Here
  • FASPS Will Host the Cinéclub Francophone, Nov. 19, 6-8pm: Le mystère Henri Pick will be shown. Email with questions.
  • Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Festival at Columbia Tower Club (Nov. 22) (Tickets on Sale): Click Here

2018-2019 Yearbooks Are In

Pick Up Your 2018-19 Yearbook at the Front Desk
If you ordered a 2018-2019 yearbook, they have arrived and are available for pick-up at the Front Desk. Thank you.
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.