Our Mission, Vision & Core Values

The Mission of the French American School of Puget Sound (FASPS) is to challenge students to excel academically and thrive in French, American, and international cultures. Our Vision is to inspire the next generation of global citizens to learn, understand, and act wisely in a multicultural world. And our Core Values, which guide our work and shape our students' educational experience, are excellence, integrity, cultural agility, and community:

  • Excellence: We have high expectations of our students, teachers, and staff ,and each individual thrives in an environment of self-exploration to find their best selves in school, at home, and in life.

  • Integrity: FASPS employees are chosen for their focus on doing what is right. Whether it is educating and caring for our students, managing our finances, developing school curricula, planning fundraising events, or running the after-school program, we always operate with the highest regard for our community and our international network.

  • Cultural Agility: We believe that ‘beyond the classroom’ experiences such as special guest visits, performances, presentations, exhibits, field trips, local outings, and national/international trips are essential to create open minded, successful students who are prepared for life after FASPS.

  • Community: Our dedication to our community drives our actions. We prioritize a diverse, inclusive, and inviting community and work hard to create an environment where individuals look forward to walking through our front doors every day. 
Open the World to Your Child Today at 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 two years old by September 1, 2021, are eligible to apply for admission to FASPS for the 2021–2022 academic year. If you would like to learn more about FASPS, please complete the form located at the bottom of this webpage, and we will be in contact with you shortly. Thank you, and we look forward to learning more about your family!
 
Definitions:
 
DIVERSITY results from the unique blend of what makes us singular as student, parent and employee. It means respect for the values shaped in part by each individual’s background, race, color, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, religion, nation of origin, language, socio-economic status, and any other differentiating factors.
 
EQUITY is the process to provide the broadest possible set of opportunities for each individual’s needs and ensure that students, parents, and employees thrive. Equity is the process; equality is the sought-after outcome.
 
INCLUSIVITY is the intentional creation and nurturing of a school environment in which the engagement of each student, parent and employee is valued and sought.