I have often talked about the predictable rhythms of schools and the feelings that coincide with these rhythms. For me, there is truly nothing like the first day of school, and the exciting lead up to that first day.
French Immersion in Lower School
Starting at 2½ years old
Founded in 1979
most established language immersion school in Portland
5 language tracks in middle school
English, French, German, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish
for our students to learn on, explore, and so much more!
"Our daughter has loved every minute. Her teachers have been incredible in inspiring her to love learning, embrace her curiosity, and develop great friendships. As parents, what more could we ask for?!"Ben, preschool parent
"We couldn’t be happier. Our three children are always excited about going to school. They love it so much they have a hard time leaving during pick up time."Mattin, FAIS parent
"I truly feel that the educational experience I received at FAIS has had a greater impact on my future than my high school and college experiences combined. Merci beaucoup, FAIS"FAIS alumnus
"Strong IB program, passionate teachers and staff, a supportive learning environment with small class size for your child to thrive in, the gift of language immersion, acceptance of all persons from all around the world."Priti, FAIS parent
"Our experience at the elementary school and middle school have been beyond our expectations. The International Baccalaureate (IB) program empowers them to be well-rounded students of life. The teachers are excellent and the community is welcoming and supportive."Angie, FAIS parent
"This school is amazing; teachers are all native speakers, academic rigor is the norm, and it is a truly mind-expanding experience for children."
"Both my kids graduated from FAIS… They both have told me it was the best thing I could have done for them. Extremely well prepared for high school."FAIS parent
“FAIS has a strong IB program that teaches children from preschool on about the greater world around them.” FAIS parent
"Great engaged school. I went here, and they really care about all the students. They encourage engaged learning and multilingual learners."Dominic, FAIS alumnus
Thank you to everyone who joined us for New Parent/Guardian Orientation on August 26.
Last school year may be one of the most memorable of our lifetimes, and it is captured in the Middle School yearbook. Since we weren't able to distribute yearbooks at the end of the school year as usual, you'll receive yours at the beginning of this year.
One of the many reasons I love being in school is that the cadence and rhythm of school is so predictable. Even though the last three months have been wildly unpredictable, the feeling at the end of the school year is still the same.