Curriculum

Our school offers an early-start, full immersion, dual language education to students from preschool through 5th grades.  As of the 2018-2019 academic school year,  FAIS will open its doors to a new Middle School for grades 6th-8th.   

The instruction follows the official guidelines of the French Ministry of National Education as well as the Core standards of education for the State of Florida. In addition, as a small private school we are able to follow closely the needs of each individual student. Our student/teacher ratio is invariably much smaller than that many other private schools. As we continue to grow, so does the integrity of our program, with the implementation of the globally recognized IB (International Baccalaureate PYP- Primary Years Programme) curriculum.   

We offer a full French program for half of the school day, and English for the other half. Both programs teach language arts, reading and writing, Mathematics and History. Courses in Science, Social Studies, Geography, computer lab, P.E., music and Art are alternated between French and English during the respective class time. In addition, an introductory course of Spanish / Italian is offered once a week.

Our classes are all equipped with computers , laptops and tablets.   A full computer lab is available for classes K and up on a weekly basis for the Technology course.

The French teachers and American (English) teachers  work closely together to cover all subjects, and make sure that both of the curriculums’ requirements are met.  The Units of Inquiry of the IB program are taught and practiced in both the French and English sections of the program.   

For a full French curriculum descitption, click here: 

For a full English Curriculum description, click here:

 For more info on the IB World Organization and the PYP program visit:  www.IBO.org

 

Grade Level Equivalency

School Uniforms

Students will be expected to wear appropriate school uniform: This includes polo or collared shirts (short or long sleeved) : white, red or navy blue; slacks, skirts, skorts, khaki shorts: navy, tan or grey; sweaters and cardigans, jackets: can be worn over uniforms, but must be of solid color white, red, or navy.

Each students will receive a logo polo shirt upon enrollment. Additional school logo shirts will be available for sale. Please ask office.

Shoes:  Students must wear sensible, closed shoes such as : lace-up Hush Puppies, Mary Janes, Ballet Flats or tennis shoes. Tennis shoes can be brought and left at school for P.E. class.  If not, student is required  to wear gym shoes on P.E. day.

Go to www.frenchtoast.com to view our school’s uniform items and to order items (with or without logo).