Early Childhood / Maternelle (TPS-K)
Beginning with our Toute Petite Section class (early preschool for 2 ½ year-olds), FAIS uses play-based inquiry in a nurturing French immersion learning environment as a springboard to the IB Primary Years Programme for preschool through 5th grade.
Maternelle (Cycle 1 in the French curriculum) is the early childhood section of our Lower School, and includes Toute Petite Section (TPS), preschool, prekindergarten, and kindergarten.
Language immersion is more than learning another language. FAIS uses language as a lens to help students understand other cultures, think with a global perspective, and navigate the broader world around us.
The IB is a worldwide network of schools committed to creating a better and more peaceful world by developing inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people. FAIS uses the IB as a framework for delivering our French-based curriculum in a language immersion setting.
The reasons our families love FAIS are as broad as their backgrounds. We hope these firsthand experiences help capture what it’s like to be a member of our community, from parents and grandparents to students and alumni.