FAIS is one of the larger private schools in the Portland metropolitan area and one of forty French schools in the United States.
FAIS is the only independent school in the Portland area that is fully accredited by both the French Ministry of Education and the Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools (PNAIS). FAIS is also accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission, and is an International Baccalaureate World School for both the Middle Years Programme (grades 6-8) and the Primary Years Programme (PYP).
FAIS is a member of the Oregon Federation of Independent Schools, Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools, the Association of French Schools in the Americas, the Mission Laïque Française, and the National Association of Independent Schools. FAIS is also registered with the Child Care Division of the State of Oregon.