Autumn’s Arrival Must Be Fêted!

Students: It’s time to celebrate the passing of summer into fall! Collect as many different colored leaves as you can find and create something beautiful out of them. Send us a picture ( of your creation by noon on Friday, September 25, and we’ll include it in our Friday Flash! Oh, and a lucky few submissions will win some more FASPS t-shirts, maybe a water bottle or two. Let your creativity flow this fall!

On-campus vs. Distance Learning

  • Currently, we have our Preschool and Kindergarten students learning on campus and our essential worker students being supervised on campus while they follow their distance learning program.
  • On Tuesday, September 29, we will welcome back to on-campus learning our Grade 1 students (to our Mercer Island campus) and our Grade 6 students (to our Bellevue campus).
  • On Monday, October 5, we will welcome back to on-campus learning our Grade 2 and 3 students (to our Mercer Island campus) and our Grade 7 and 8 students (to our Bellevue campus).
  • On Monday, October 12, we will welcome back to on-campus learning (Mercer Island campus) our Grade 4 and 5 students.

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.

Student Drop-off & Pick-up Schedules

Preschool / Essential Worker / Garderie Parents: Thank you for doing your absolute best to follow the drop-off and pick-up schedules precisely so that we can put our limited resources to use where they are needed the most!
  • Essential Worker Student Drop-off: 8:00–8:30am
  • Preschool Student Drop-off: 8:30–9:00am
  • Preschool Student Pick-up: 2:30–3:30pm
  • Essential Worker K–5 Student Pick-up: 3:30–4:00pm
  • Essential Worker 6–8 Student Pick-up: 3:45–4:00pm
  • Garderie Student Pick-up: 4:30–5:00pm

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 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,; Section 504 Coordinator: Benjamin Orillion,; and Title IX Coordinator: Debbie Newell,