This month, almost fifty 3rd-5th graders are competing in Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB). These Lower School students have read an impressive 16 books, and will work in teams to answering book-based trivia questions in a round-robin style tournament. The team with the most points at the end of the competition will earn the honor of representing FAIS at a regional tournament in March. Winning at Regionals would mean a chance to compete later in the spring at the state level.
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!
"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
"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
“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 H., FAIS Alumnus
Arts Week (February 25 - March 1) will feature some exciting new workshops that have never been offered, including illustration, table tennis at Paddle Palace Club, and Ninja Warrior Fitness at Skyhook Ninja Fitness:
This year, 5th grade teacher Aurore Molerus began a 4th-6th grade PM Class on journalism to work toward creating FAIS's first student-led publication: The Satellite! Students investigate their subjects during the week... then come together Thursdays after school to explore different forms of journalism, discuss content, and edit stories relevant to the school, community, city, and more (in both French and English).
Have you ever wondered who was the man in the huge painting in the library? The one right next to Robin's classroom door? Have you ever wondered: "why is there a leopard in the background?" or "why is this building on fire?" Well... let me tell you a little bit about him and this painting OF him.