FAIS of Boca Raton is a private bilingual elementary school combining the best of the French and American national curricula. It is the only French Immersion school in Boca Raton and Palm Beach County. FAIS is now offering the IB (International Baccalaureate) curriculum; PYP (Primary Years Programme) for all grade levels.
New for 2018-2019 : The opening of the FAIS Middle School (grades 6th-8th) and the implementation of the IB MYP (Middle Years Programme).
Our mission is to provide academic excellence to children through second language immersion. We aim to combine and apply the curriculum and principals set forth by the French Ministry of Education, as well as the State of Florida. We believe our students will benefit from, and excel in, a rigorous dual language program, exposing them to the best of the French and American educational systems. We strive to meet the opportunities and challenges of our fast-changing, international world as responsible, global citizens.
We have qualified native-speaking teachers in both language immersion sections: French/English.
The French curriculum offers all elementary school subjects in French, adhering to the French Ministry of Education.
The American curriculum, taught in English, not only meets the common core requirements, but exceeds them with World History, American History and Geography, as well as large selection of enrichment courses; from Art, Art History, Music (Chorus, Piano), Computer Technology (based on the NETS "National Education Technology Standards" and the French Brevet requirements), Foreign Languages and Physical Education.
In addition to this already rich and challenging curriculum, we are now in our first year of candidacy to become an IB World School. We now implement the PYP (Primary Years Programme) of the globally recognized IB program in all of our primary school grades.
Your child will not only become proficient in a new language, but will learn Mathematics, Sciences, History and Civics/Ethics from the famously rigorous French academic program.
Standing firmly behind our commitment to languages we offer Introduction to a third language: Italian and Spanish. Latin will be offered to all Middle School students, as per the French curriculum requirements.
All staff members undergo State and National criminal background checks and fingerprinting, as well as CPR and First Aid Certification.