An International Education

Welcome to our website. I hope you enjoy your journey through these pages, discovering along the way the unique educational experience that is the French American International School.

FAIS offers an international educational opportunity that prepares our students for life, work and civic roles in a globally interconnected world. The question is, of course, what exactly do we mean by the term “international education”? At FAIS, our international program strives to prepare students for the global economy of tomorrow by empowering them to become solid thinkers and good citizens with a global perspective. They are immersed in an academically vigorous program that enables them to work in diverse groups, communicate in more than one language, and appreciate the diversity of world cultures. Our focus on global education and second language proficiency promotes rigorous, open-minded intellectual engagement, nimble thinking, strong problem-solving skills, multicultural friendships, cognitive development and creativity.

Our students are therefore well prepared for the challenges of the 21st century. They have had a strong academic program, but one that has allowed each student to blossom according to his or her strengths. They have a solid grounding in the traditional disciplines and a deep knowledge of at least one other language and culture. Our students enter high school and eventually universities as self-confident learners who understand the impact of global interactions and the changing world, are beginning to develop true cultural competency, and have a deep commitment to understanding the world and making it a better place for all.

Enjoy your visit, and please make it a real one soon!

Pam Dreisin
Head of School