Order Your Torchon Today!

A beloved FASPS tradition is back. Every FASPS student will draw a self-portrait that will be printed on a high-quality “torchon” (tea towel). We have three towels this year: TYPK – Grade 1; Grades 2–5; and Middle School. Price is $15. Like everything else this year, we need to do things a little differently. ALL torchons MUST be purchased in advance by October 23 (extended from October 16). Please click here to place your order. In addition, remote learners will need to print and return completed artwork to Déborah Worrall at FASPS by October 26 (extended from October 16). Please follow these instructions and refer to these FAQs for details. We realize these are short turnaround times, and we thank you in advance! Torchons will be sent home with your student, or mailed to remote learners before winter break.

On-campus vs. Distance Learning

  • Currently, we have all of our students (Preschool – Grade 8) either learning in person at our Mercer Island campus (Preschool – Grade 5) and Bellevue campus (Middle School) or following our on-campus program remotely from home.

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.

School Year Calendar

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

Communications Resource Board

Current FASPS Parents: We have created a new Resource Board on MyFASPS (click here) where we’ll post links to emails that have been sent, a to-do list, deadlines, and more. If you have a question or want to suggest something to post to our Communications Resource Board, please email Kyle at KyleL@FASPS.org. Thank you!

FASPS Calendar

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Parents: Click here to access our Back-to-School Guide for the 2020–2021 school year.
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.
FASPS does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal. This policy applies to applicants, employees, students, volunteers, parents, and coaches. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints alleging violation of this policy: Civil Rights Coordinator: Debbie Newell, CRCoordinator@FASPS.org; Section 504 Coordinator: Benjamin Orillion, 504Coordinator@FASPS.org; and Title IX Coordinator: Debbie Newell, TitleIXCoordinator@FASPS.org.