FASPS offers a bilingual program taught in French and in English that incorporates the standardized curricula from both countries. In preschool, 90% of the instruction is conducted in French in order to develop fluency in both languages by the age of five. We continue to develop the students’ vocabulary and syntax in English through games, songs, counting exercises, and other activities.
In Kindergarten, 25% of the curriculum is taught in English and 75% in French, with reading, writing, math, science, and social studies.
As the curriculum continues to expand, the percentage of English instruction will increase gradually to a proportion of 45% in third grade, with 55% percent in French. This proportion remains the same until the end of Middle School. We have found that this proportion is the most effective to ensure that our students become perfectly bilingual.
In Grade 6, our students add either Mandarin or Spanish. They also have the option of studying Latin starting in Grade 7.