Lower School Application Process

Thank you for your interest in enrolling your child at the French American Lower School. Our goal is to provide our students with an exceptional education combining a multicultural experience and an internationally recognized curriculum. We believe such an education to be an invaluable asset in today’s global society.

As you read about FAIS, you will understand why we are justly proud of our school’s outstanding record and the broad success achieved by our students over the past thirty years. The best way for you to get to know us, however, is by touring our campus. You may call to schedule your visit or email admissions@faispdx.org.

To complete the application process, the following steps must be completed by February 15 prior to the school year for which you are applying.

  • Application form and $100 application fee submitted. (You may apply online or request a packet be mailed to you.)
  • Parent Questionnaire completed (included in application).
  • A Teacher Recommendation Form completed and mailed directly to FAIS by your child's current teacher.
  • Student Records mailed directly to FAIS from your child's current school.
  • A Family Meeting with both parents (if possible) at FAIS with members of the admissions committee. Please contact admissions@faispdx.org to make arrangements after you submit an application.

Offers of admission will be made in March and early April. Offers of admission for applications received after February 15, and for family meetings conducted after March 1, will be made on a space available basis.

Please do not hesitate to call the Office of Admissions for an update on your child’s admission status. We will be happy to answer any questions you might have regarding our program. You may reach us at 503-292-7776, ext. 310, or email admissions@faispdx.org.

Arezu Movahed, Ph.D.
Director of Admissions