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 admissions@faispdx.org or call (503) 292-7776 x310 to make arrangements.


 

Admissions Calendar

    • SatJul14 FAIS at Bastille Day 12:00 PM to 6:00 PMJamison Square in the Pearl

      FAIS is proud to sponsor the 16th annual Bastille Day Festival hosted by the Alliance Française. Come check out this all-things-French event: cuisine, drinks, vendors, art, musical performances, and more! Enjoy the festival on your own, or stop by the FAIS booth if you have any questions or just to say hi. A representative from FAIS and a face paint artist will be available at the FAIS booth.

    • WedAug29 New Parent Orientation 5:45 PM to 8:00 PMRose Préau Commons, FAIS Campus

      This event is for all new FAIS parents. Current FAIS parents new to Gilkey with rising 6th graders are strongly encouraged to attend. Students are neither expected nor required to be present. See event description for details.


    • SatSep08 Wallace Park Gathering for New & Returning FAIS Families 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMWallace Park, 1600 NW 25th Avenue

      Bring a snack or lawn game to share with other new and current FAIS families at the park. All grades welcome! Look for the FAIS banner to find our location. Hang out at the park or organize groups to walk to shops and eateries on NW 23rd Avenue.

    • FriSep21 New Lower School Parent Café 8:30 AM to 9:30 AMJardin de Jeu, FAIS Campus

      New Lower School parents are invited to connect with other members of the FAIS community over coffee and pastries.

    • MonSep24 New Middle School Parent Meet & Greet 5:00 PM to 6:00 PMMyler Plaza, FAIS Campus

      New Middle School parents are invited to connect with other members of the FAIS community over cheese and wine.

    • ThuNov01 Middle School Open House 6:30 PMRose Préau Commons
    • FriNov02 Family Enrichment Series: All About Maternelle 8:15 AMRose Préau Commons
    • WedNov07 Lower School Open House 9:00 AMRose Préau Commons
    • TueNov13 Family Enrichment Series: Keeping the Lines of Communication Open with Your Teen 6:00 PM to 8:00 PMRose Préau Commons
    • FriDec07 Family Enrichment Series: All About Gilkey 8:15 AMRose Préau Commons
    • WedJan09 Middle School Open House 6:30 PMRose Préau Commons
    • FriJan11 Family Enrichment Series 8:30 AMRose Préau Commons

      Topic TBD

    • ThuJan17 Lower School Open House 9:00 AM

      Date may change to January 18

    • FriFeb01 Applications for Fall 2019 Admission Due
    • SunFeb10 Re-enrollment Deadline
    • FriFeb15 Financial Aid Applications Due
    • FriMar08 Family Enrichment Series: All About IB 8:30 AMRose Préau Commons
    • ThuMar28 Kindergarten Discovery 6:30 PMRose Préau Commons
    • FriApr12 Lower School Open House 9:00 AM

      Tentative date

    • FriMay31 New Family Social 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
French American International School 8500 NW Johnson Street, Portland, Oregon 97229
Ph: (503) 292.7776 Fax: (503) 292.7444
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