THE LEADER IN HARMONIZED BILINGUAL EDUCATION IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
The French American School of Puget Sound (FASPS) inspires the next generation of global citizens to learn, understand, and act wisely in a multicultural world. Students achieve bilingual fluency in a rigorous academic program that combines the best philosophies of both the French and American educational systems. We teach students to view the world from a multicultural perspective, to participate actively in a diverse community that celebrates differences, and to rise to the challenges of a singular academic program accredited by both the French Ministry of National Education and the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS).
FASPS' commitment to bilingual education begins at an early age, accepting students as young as 18 months old. This early exposure to language aligns with studies indicating enhanced cognitive abilities and a strong foundation for future academic success. By providing a nurturing and stimulating environment, FASPS ensures long-term advantages for its students. In summary, the school excels by prioritizing the significance of learning French, the benefits of bilingual instruction across subjects, and the advantage of starting the bilingual journey during the critical early years of brain development.
At the core of our educational approach is language acquisition, integral to our harmonized bilingual program. While our focus extends beyond traditional language education, we embrace a unique method of teaching all subjects, including math, science, history, and more, in both French and English. Starting in sixth grade, we introduce additional languages like Spanish and Mandarin. We recognize and cultivate the significant advantages of bilingualism, which in many countries is regarded as the norm. Bilingual individuals enjoy a multitude of benefits, ranging from economic and cognitive gains to health, social, and cultural enhancements. This comprehensive approach sets us apart, providing a rich, diverse educational experience that transcends the limits of a conventional language school.
In addition to its bilingual focus, FASPS prides itself on its exceptional team of highly qualified teachers and instructors. Drawing from a diverse, international pool of top talent, the school recruits top-tier educators from all over the world. This dedicated faculty brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to the classroom, enriching the learning environment with varied cultural perspectives. FASPS supports its educators through continuous professional development, ensuring they remain updated on the latest teaching methodologies. This investment in teacher excellence contributes to the school's reputation as a leader in private education in the Pacific Northwest.