WELCOME FROM THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Children enrolled in our school have the opportunity to learn French, becoming fluent in a second language (and in some instances a third language), as well as being exposed to an internationally renowned educational system.
Our student body is comprised of over twenty nationalities. FAIS owes its international character to its diverse clientele. A dynamic, multicultural experience awaits your child here at FAIS.
The curriculum covers both academic core standards of Florida and France. It is divided into 50% instruction in French and 50% in English and taught by qualified, experienced, native speaking teachers. Class sizes are small. Children receive the utmost attention as well as educational support. Parents are able to communicate easily and closely with us. As a small school we are in a unique situation, able to be progressive without layers of bureaucracy. We invite parents to be as involved as they want to be! Additionally we are committed to offering a world-class array of enrichment courses giving our students a full STEAM experience. STEAM is a nationally recognized curriculum that enriches the child’s academic career with Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. All of these subjects are taught here at FAIS whether in the two national curricula or through a wide array of enrichment courses.
Why a French school ?
There are over 50 French-American schools in the U.S. and hundreds globally. These schools belong to a global network offering a standardized, universally renowned education. Parents living internationally rely on this system of world-wide schools for transferability and recognition of academic standards of the highest quality, globally. Originally widely used by the international diplomat community, these schools have grown to attract families of a all backgrounds and nationalities, all around the world.
WHY in America?
- Many American parents realize that knowing more than English will give their children an advantage in the international and domestic job markets.
- Research shows that children who speak more than one language are more adept to learning, and fair better in exams, even in their mother-tongue.
- It’s a lot easier to learn a language at an early age rather than during adulthood.
- Full immersion in a new language is the best way to truly become proficient in it.
FAIS is proud to be part of this international educational community and to have established a strong academic reputation on the local level.
For Parents, please contact us directly for any questions you may have. To apply, please follow instructions on the Admissions page. We are a non-profit educational establishment. All tuition fees go to the operational costs and reinvestment of the school. So, the more interest we have from our community, the more we can thrive and grow!
Thank You et Merci.
FAIS Board of Directors
More than half the world’s population is bilingual. Mastering a second language and culture is key for those wanting to live and work in the global community. Research shows that students who are educated in a second language, particularly those who learn in an immersion setting, demonstrate increased mental flexibility and creative thinking. Students gain the advantages of obtaining early exposure to a second language in a formal setting where they can achieve native-like fluency and pronunciation.
For more information on French American, French Bilingual and French Lycee Schools in the U.S. and Canada: visit the website of the ASSOCIATION OF FRENCH SCHOOLS IN NORTH AMERICA at: www.aefa-afsa.or
FAISBR is a non-profit 501(c)(3), non-sectarian educational organization and is operated by its Board of Directors.
The French-American International School practices a full non-discriminatory policy in all school administered programs and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national and ethnic origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or gender preference in all of its admissions, educational and employment policies, programs, and practices.
Our school is conveniently located in East Boca Raton, just minutes from I-95.
Our mission is to provide academic excellence to elementary 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.