The Future Is Here

Pam Dreisin, Head of SchoolWelcome 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.


his century, more than any before it, will change our way of life beyond measure. Already, we are seeing transformational changes in the way we communicate, govern, innovate, and learn. FAIS has embraced this new era as we prepare our students for life, work, and civic roles in a globally interconnected world. We are committed to providing a comprehensive education that is unique in its international focus and its departure from the ordinary.  

 As the largest private immersion school in Portland, FAIS provides the critical edge that empowers students to become solid thinkers and good citizens with a global perspective. Our challenging academic program, strong in critical 21st century skills, promotes rigorous, open-minded intellectual engagement, nimble thinking, strong problem-solving skills, cognitive development, and creativity.

Our students are therefore well prepared for the challenges of the 21st century. They enter high school and eventually universities as self-confident learners who understand the impact of global interactions and the changing world, and have a deep commitment making the world a better place for all.

Our FAIS parents and students understand that our world is changing, and value a school like ours. The future is here; FAIS is ready.  

Pam Dreisin
Head of School

French American International School 8500 NW Johnson Street, Portland, Oregon 97229
Ph: (503) 292.7776 Fax: (503) 292.7444
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