Arts and Cultural Enrichment Weeks

Week-long breaks (one in October and one in February) when students can participate in a variety of on-campus, arts-focused activities. 

FAIS operates on an academic calendar that is broken up by five 7- to 8-week periods with breaks for Winter Break, Spring Break, and Arts and Cultural Enrichment Weeks. School is not in session during Arts and Cultural Enrichment Weeks, and an alternate program is provided for students who wish to participate. 

Lower School

This October 21st-24th's ACE Week’s theme will be photography. The week will focus on creative exploration with digital cameras as well as the technical side of photography, including using 35MM cameras, developing film, and making prints. Students have the opportunity to take photos while completing daily assignments about composition, portraits, and color usage. Throughout the week, students pick and choose which photos they want to showcase for a photo exhibition at the end of the week. All children will get to choose three prints from the week that they will have on display. Cameras will be provided.

Middle School

Formerly known as Arts Week, all programming for Middle School students during the October and February breaks is now under the Arts and Cultural Enrichment Programs (ACE) title. This October 21st-24th's ACE week will highlight animation, time-based arts, cooking, and a variety of athletics workshops.  

Register for ACE Week

Please note that release of liability from parents and legal guardians is required for student participation in some ACE Week workshops. Only custodial parents may register their children for activities that require release of liability.