Join Us at Our Feb. 6 Virtual Open House!

Please join FASPS for a Virtual Lower School Open House on Saturday, February 6, 2021, from 10:00am to 11:30am. Our virtual open houses are a great way to discover FASPS, to learn more about our unique, harmonized bilingual program, and to meet our teachers, students, and current parents from Preschool (24 months) through Grade 5. Click Here to RSVP

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..

Join Us Jan. 28 at 5:30pm: Cognitive Development in Bilingual Children

Join us on Zoom on Thursday, January 28, from 5:30pm to 7:00pm, for a lively and engaging conversation with Ellen Bialystok, PhD, one of the world’s foremost authorities on the subject of bilingualism. Dr. Bialystok will lead a discussion on the cognitive effects of bilingual education, neural activity in bilingual children, and the effects of bilingualism across the lifespan. Space is limited; click here to RSVP and add this event to your e-calendar!

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.

“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

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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.