Tour FASPS!

Open the world to your child. Open your child to the world. Today!
 
Tour FASPS and discover the cognitive, social, cultural, economic, and health benefits of being bilingual. Tours last approximately one and a half hours. To sign up for a tour, please email Déborah Worrall, our Admissions Director, at Inquire@FASPS.org. Note: Students do not have to speak French when entering tiny youn pre-kindergarten (Tiny YPK, which begins at two years of age), young pre-kindergarten (YPK), pre-kindergarten (PK), or kindergarten (K), and French does not need to be spoken at home.

We look forward to meeting you and your child!

Spirit Wear

Come one, come all, and order your FASPS Spirit Wear! Show your love for FASPS (and support the Cultural Agility Fund) with some awesome new spirit wear. This cool gear is great for spirit days, sporting events, field trips, school trips, and just to show your school pride. These will make excellent holiday gifts for the whole family! Don’t be left out; hurry and place your order! The last day to place your order is Tuesday, November 26, so don’t delay! Orders will be delivered at school approximately 2–3 weeks after the deadline. Click Here for Further Details and to Place Your Order Now

FASPS Calendar

  • NOV 11–13: Grade 5 Students Attend Classes in Our Middle School
  • NOV 1114: Grade 4 & 5 Family Tours of Our Middle School
  • NOV 18-26: Bring Your French Books to the Library for Swapping on December 3
  • NOV 22: Ski Trips Registration Opens
  • NOV 27: December Hot Lunch Registration Deadline
  • NOV 2729: Thanksgiving Break (NO SCHOOL | No Garderie)
  • DEC 3: Our First-annual (Re)Discover Your FASPS Evening (5:15–7:30pm)
  • DEC 3: During Our (Re)Discover Your FASPS Event, Drop by the Library to Select New French Books During Our Book Swap
  • DEC 15: FASPS Sibling 2020–2021 Application Deadline
  • DEC 1920: Grandparents, Family & Friends Days
  • DEC 23–JAN 3: Winter Break (NO SCHOOL | No Garderie)
  • JAN 18: Full Day of Snowboarding at Stevens Pass (Grade 6–8 + Alumni Students)
  • JAN 21: FASPS Alumni Student & Parent Get-together in Paris, France
  • FEB 28: Ski Night at Snoqualmie (Grade 6–8 + Alumni Students)
  • MAR 14: FASPS Gala & Auction
NOV 14–23: FASPS Alum Playing Orcus: Gabriel (Class of '19) will be playing the role of Orcus in the production of “She Kills Monsters” at Juanita High School on November 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 & 23. Purchase tickets at Brown Paper Tickets.
 
Read the Automne 2019 Issue of Made in France's le Mag' fr@ncophone: Click Here
 
NOV 19: FASPS Will Host the Cinéclub Francophone on Nov. 19 From 6:00pm to 8:00pm: Le mystère Henri Pick will be shown. Email Sylvie@MadeinFrance-usa.org with questions.
 
NOV 22: Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Festival at Columbia Tower Club: Tickets on sale now: Click Here
 
French Films Showing This School Year on Mercer Island: Either at Aljoya Mercer Island or at the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church. All films are free, are shown in French with English subtitles, will be introduced by noted film expert Lance Rhoades, who will lead a discussion afterwards.
  • November 22: "Seraphine" (Martin Prevost, 2008)
  • February 28: "Le Concert" (Radu Mihãleanu, 2009)
  • March 27: "Le Mystére Picasso" (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1956)

Interviews

This interview with Chloe Rudinoff, FASPS educational assistant, was recorded on October 23, 2019.
 
Lia: How did you come to work at FASPS, Chloe?
 
Chloe: I had a dance rehearsal in West Seattle a few months back, and the rehearsal got cancelled, so I went to Lincoln Park while I was in the area. FASPS was having their open house picnic for new parents, and I remember walking by and thinking, “Hey, that’s pretty cool. I wonder if they have adult classes.” I’d been dabbling in French for a few years. I asked, and they said, “Well, it’s a school for kids,” and out of nowhere I asked if they were hiring because it seemed like a really friendly environment.
 
I then went through the interview process, and, at first, when they offered me the job, I said no because I was afraid of a big full-time job in my life. I’m still pretty young, and I just moved to Seattle, so I didn’t know if I was ready for a nine-to-five with a big morning commute through a huge city twice a day; I have never lived in a city before!
 
Click here to read the rest of the interview.
 
Located on Mercer Island just east of Seattle, the French American School of Puget Sound is a private, bilingual school for children age 2.5 (young pre-Kindergarten) to grade 8. Students benefit from a rigorous academic program, arts and technology curriculum, social and emotional learning, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.