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Admissions Events

From open houses and tours to educational fairs and other off-site events, choose from a number of admissions events to fit your busy schedule. We look forward to meeting you!

 

Open Houses

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

Lower School

Open Houses for the Lower School (Toute Petite Section, preschool, prekindergarten, and kindergarten through 5th grade) give prospective parents the opportunity to learn about our program, meet current parents, faculty and administrators, and tour the campus. 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 lasts two hours. Registration is encouraged, but not required.

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

Lower School Open Houses (TPS-5th Grade)

Kids on playground, smiling girl in foreground

 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018; 9 AM
Friday, January 18, 2019; 9 AM
Thursday, April 11, 2019; 9 AM

Kindergarten Discovery
Thursday, March 28, 2019; 6:30 PM

Middle School

Open Houses for the Middle School take place twice a year, and are a great way for prospective middle school parents to learn about our school. The Director of Admissions and 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. Registration is encouraged, but not required.

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

Middle School Open Houses
(6th-8th Grade)

Middle School students sitting at facing desks, collaborating

 

Thursday, November 1, 2018; 6:30 PM
Wednesday, January 9, 2019; 6:30 PM

Tours

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 for all grades take place most Wednesdays at 9 AM, October through May. Please check our Admissions Calendar for available dates. Registration is encouraged, but not required.

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

Private Tours

Scheduled Tours

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.

Middle School Tours

These tours are for families interested in 6th, 7th and 8th grade. Registration is encouraged, but not required.

  • Friday, November 9, 2018; 9 AM
  • Friday, December 7, 2018; 9 AM

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

Off-Campus Events

Check out our upcoming admissions events below to connect with us.

Upcoming Events

Check out our upcoming events below, or view our full admissions calendar.

Lower School

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Rose Préau Commons

This event is for all parents/guardians who are new to FAIS for the 2019-20 year. Current FAIS parents new to Gilkey with rising 6th graders are also strongly encouraged to attend. Students are neither expected nor required to be present.

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FAIS Campus- Le Jardin de Jeu (Maternelle Courtyard)

Parents and guardians of new Lower School students are invited to connect with other members of the FAIS community over coffee and French pastries. In case of inclement weather, this gathering will take place in the Center for the Arts Flex Space on campus.

Middle School

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Rose Préau Commons

This essential event will provide all new Lower and Middle School parents with information that will help to ensure a smooth transition to the new school year and life at FAIS, including picking up a Back-to-School Packet and meeting important administrative staff. No RSVP necessary.

 

Lower School parents:

Registration at 5:30

Presentations 5:45-6:30

 

Middle School parents:

Registration at 7:00

Presentations 7:15-8:00

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