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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 2 years old by September 1, 2021, are eligible to apply for admission to FASPS for the 2021–2022 academic year (please contact our admissions office if you have any concerns about the cutoff date as there may be room for some flexibility).
 
If you would like to learn more about FASPS, please complete this form, and we will be in contact with you shortly. Thank you, and we look forward to learning more about your family!
 
Déborah & Lia (FASPS’s Welcoming Team)
 

Déborah Worrall

    • Director of Admissions and Tuition Assistance

Lia Corrado

    • Admissions and Marketing Assistant

French American School of Puget Sound: More to Explore

 

Learning About Our School Can Be Done in Different Ways:

  1. In-person Tours: You can schedule an in-person tour of our school outside of regular school hours (two adults maximum from the same family, no children, temperatures checked and health screenings performed, physical distancing and face coverings required).
  2. Virtual Discussions / Phone Calls: You can schedule a virtual discussion or phone call with Déborah Worrall, FASPS’s admissions director, so that we can learn more about your goals for your child(ren) and expectations for your school, and so that you can get all your questions answered.
  3. Virtual Open Houses: Though less personalized, our virtual open houses are still a good opportunity to get an initial view of the scope of our harmonized bilingual program and meet our teachers and community members. Our next virtual open house is scheduled for Saturday, February 6, 2021, 10:00am to 12:30pm.
  4. Virtual Breakfasts to Discuss the Benefits of a Bilingual Education: Please grab a cup of your favorite beverage and join us for a discussion about the profound benefits of a bilingual education and to discuss with members of our community. We promise to invite you back for a REAL French breakfast loaded with baguettes, croissants, butter, jam, and cheese as soon as it will be safe to do so. Stay tuned for dates.

During Our Tours / Discussions, You Will:

  • Hear a short presentation about the school (what it means to be a French American school, the value and implications of 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 Tiny YPK (tiny 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.

FASPS at a Glance:

  • 435 Students From Over 55 Countries
  • 7:1 ratio of Students to Adults in the Classroom
  • Tiny Young Pre-kindergarten (Tiny YPK or TYPK) Students Must Be 24 Months Old by September 1, 2021, for the 2021–2022 School Year
  • Daycare (Garderie) Available Before and After School, Including a Wide Variety of After-school Enrichment Classes
  • Hot Lunch
  • Seven Morning and Afternoon Bus Routes Serving Seattle and the Eastside
  • Athletics Offered: Swimming Lessons, Soccer, Cross Country, Basketball, Volleyball, Track & Field, Middle School Ski Trips
  • Staff Learning Specialists in Speech Therapy, Reading, French and English Language Acquisition, Social and Emotional Learning
  • Core Values: Excellence, Integrity, Cultural Agility, and Community
  • Accredited by the French Ministry of National Education and the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS)
 
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.