Our school offers an early-start, full immersion, dual language education to students through the middle school (8th grade – US / 4è France). The instruction follows the official guidelines of the French Ministry of Education as well as the American core standards of education for the State of Florida.
Annual Assessment testing is administered in the Spring for the American educational program. FAIS has partnered with IOWA, the most widely used third party assessment agency in the U.S. As such, FAIS faculty and administration uses the annual results as an audit for the school’s and each individual student’s academic performance. The assessments enable the school to identify students’ strengths and weaknesses, allowing for special academic advancement or intervention plans to be put in place. Additionally, assessments provide parents with transparency on their child(ren)’s percentile placement on a nationwide scale. FAIS is committed to providing its community with academic accountability and exceptional reputation.
IB (International Baccalaureate): FAIS implements a full, school-wide Primary Years Programme for students PreK – 5th grade. “The IB programmes focus on fostering critical thinking and building problem-solving skills, while encouraging diversity, international mindedness, curiosity, and a healthy appetite for learning and excellence” – IBO.org
F.L.E (Francais Langue Etrangère) is a program we offer to non-french students joining FAIS in the 2nd grade or above. This program is the same that is provided to students who have moved to France, in French schools. It allows the student to build a foundation of the French language, at his/her own pace before being re-integrated into the full French program. F.L.E. students are taken out of their regular class during French section and follow a special curriculum with FLE certified teachers.
E.S.O.L (English second language learner) is a program widely offered in American schools to non English speakers. This program is available to students on a case by case basis.
In addition, as a small private school we are able to follow closely the needs of each individual student. Our classes are small and teachers’ assistants are made available in most classes.
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 / German 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 making sure our students meet or exceed all standards required by both national educational programs.
Students are required to wear the 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.
An optional P.E. school uniform is available for purchase and consists of a FAIS t-shirt and gym shorts. This uniform may be worn in lieu of the regular school uniform on P.E. days. Tennis shoes are required for P.E. class participation.
Each student receives a logo polo shirt upon enrollment. The FAIS logo polo is required to be worn on all school field trips, academic inspections and class picture days.
Shoes: Students must wear sensible, closed shoes such as : lace-up Hush Puppies, Mary Janes, Ballet Flats or tennis shoes.
Click below to view our school’s uniform items and to order items (with or without logo). Uniforms provided by : FrenchToast