Accepting Applications for 2021–2022

Our prospective 2021–2022 families can learn about FASPS in different ways:
  • In-person Tour: Families can schedule an in-person tour of the school based on the following criteria: two adults maximum from the same family (no children) and outside regular school hours. We will perform a health screening, maintain physical distancing, and enforce a face covering-on policy while at the school.
  • Virtual Discussion: Families can schedule a virtual discussion with our admissions director, Déborah Worrall.
During our tours / discussions, families will …
  • Hear a short presentation about the school (what it means to be a French-American school, the value and implications of a bilingual education, how the network of international French schools works, the make-up of our student body, the qualifications of our faculty, the structure of our curriculum from young pre-kindergarten through grade 8, and more).
  • Learn about our music program, coding & technology, physical education, and field trips.
  • Hear more about our learning specialists, student and staff wellbeing, and positive discipline.
  • Learn about our popular Extended Day, Hot Lunch, and Bus programs.
To sign up for a tour / virtual discussion, click here. For further information, click here.

On-campus vs. Distance Learning

  • Currently, we have all of our Tiny YPK – Grade 5 students learning in person at our Mercer Island campus or, if they so choose, following our on-campus program remotely from home.
  • As well, we have all of our Middle School (Grades 6–8) students learning in person at our Bellevue campus, or, if they so choose, following our on-campus program remotely from home..

Discover FASPS!

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).
 
Students are not required to speak French before first grade, and students who enter FASPS with no French or English receive individualized language acquisition support. Students who will be 2 years old by September 1, 2021, are eligible to apply for admission to FASPS for the 2021–2022 academic year (please contact our admissions office if you have any concerns about the cutoff date as there may be room for some flexibility).
 
If you would like to learn more about FASPS, please click here to complete a quick inquiry form, and we will get back to you shortly. Thank you, and we look forward to learning more about your family!
 
Déborah & Lia (FASPS’s Welcoming Team)

“Cognitive Development in Bilingual Children”

 
Watch this lively and engaging conversation with Ellen Bialystok, PhD, one of the world’s foremost authorities on the subject of bilingualism (recorded January 28, 2021).

Please Help Support Our Covid-19 Testing Program

FASPS’s top priority is to ensure the health and safety of our community. Mitigating the risk of infection and preventing the spread of the virus is key to providing a safe environment for our students to learn and grow. By supporting our Covid-19 Testing Surveillance Program, you help us make the delivery of our program possible.
 
We are committed to testing our community weekly; however, the cost is significant. The cost to test all students and employees from the start of our testing program through the end of February is $116,283, and we anticipate the cost for testing in March through the end of the school year will be an additional $110,000.
 
We are so grateful for the generous donations we have already received for the testing program. To date we’ve raised $60,498 and would welcome additional support. To make a donation to FASPS’s Covid-19 Testing Surveillance Program, please click here or email Heidi Paige at HeidiP@FASPS.org. Thank you for supporting this critical health and safety measure for our school!

“Teaching Anti-racism” Panel Discussion

On January 11, FASPS and Seattle University hosted a panel discussion on “Teaching Anti-racism” with guests Lilian Thuram and Jasmyne Spencer. Click below to watch the recording.
 

School Year Calendar

Click Here to Download FASPS’s 2020–2021 School Calendar
 
Click Here to Download FASPS’s 2021–2022 School Calendar

FASPS Calendar

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Located on Mercer Island just east of Seattle, the French American School of Puget Sound (FASPS) is a private, bilingual school for children age 2 (tiny young pre-kindergarten) through grade 8. Students benefit from a rigorous academic program, arts and technology curriculum, social and emotional learning, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.