Visit Campus

The best way to learn about our program is by visiting our campus. Prospective parents are highly encouraged to attend an Open House.

French American Lower School (Preschool - Grade 5)

Open Houses for preschool, prekindergarten and kindergarten through grade five give prospective parents the opportunity to learn about our program, meet current parents, faculty and administrators, and tour the campus. Lower School Open Houses are held three times a year. A Q & A session is offered at the end of each event to address questions about immersion education, the curriculum and various programs offered at the French American Lower School. Each event starts at 9 AM and runs until 11 AM, no registration required.

2017-18 Open Houses for the French American Lower School

  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017; 9 AM
  • Friday, January 19, 2018; 9 AM
  • Thursday, April 5, 2018; 9 AM

Gilkey International Middle School (Grades 6 - 8)

Open Houses for the Gilkey International Middle School are held twice a year, and are a great way for prospective middle school parents to learn about our school. The Director of Admissions and the the Middle School Division Head welcome prospective families and provide an overview of the program. Current teachers, students and parents are available to answer questions. Each event starts at 6:30 PM and runs until 8:30 PM, no registration required.

2017-18 Open Houses for the Gilkey International Middle School

  • Thursday, November 2, 2017; 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018; 6:30 PM

Can't Make It to an Open House?

As part of our personalized approach to the admissions process, we offer a variety of tours.

All-School Open Tours

These tours take place most Wednesdays at 9 AM, October through May. Please check our Admissions Calendar for available dates. No registration required.

Middle School Tours

There is no registration required for these tours.

  • Friday, November 10, 2017; 9 AM
  • Friday, December 1, 2017; 9 AM

Schedule a Tour

Private tours can be scheduled October through May, during school hours. Please email or call (503) 292-7776 x310 to make arrangements.


Admissions Calendar

    • ThuMar22 Kindergarten Roundup 6:30 PM to 8:00 PMMain Building, FAIS Campus

      This information session is for all families who are interested in Kindergarten for fall 2018. Come learn about our Kindergarten program directly from our Kindergarten teachers, Lower School Division Head, and admissions team! Activities will be provided for any prospective Kindergarten students who attend with their parents. No RSVP necessary. Please contact the Office of Admissions with any questions at or (503) 292-7776 ext. 310.

    • ThuApr05 French American Lower School Open House 9:00 AM

      This Open House is for PS-5th grade* admissions. There will be a presentation about our Lower School program by the Director of Admissions, tours of the campus and classrooms, and an opportunity for Q & A with the Lower School Division Head, other administrative staff, and current parents. No RSVP necessary. Please contact the Office of Admissions with any questions at or (503) 292-7776 ext. 310.

      *Applicants for PS, PK and K are not required to speak French. Students applying for 1st-5th grade should be coming from another French program and/or already be French speakers.

    • FriJun01 New Family Social 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

      Newly accepted FAIS families are invited to come to campus to meet other new and current families over food and drink.

    • WedAug29 New Parent Orientation

      This event is for all new FAIS parents. Current FAIS parents new to Gilkey with rising 6th graders are strongly encouraged to attend.

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