Admissions Process

Director of Admissions

Thank you for your interest in enrolling your child at the French American International School—the longest-established language immersion school in Portland, and the only IB school in Portland for preschool-8th grade.

Below, you’ll find all of the important dates, steps, and documents you need throughout the admissions process. If you have questions or would like an update on your child’s admissions status, please don’t hesitate to connect with our admissions team at or 503-292-7776 ext. 1310.

Arezu Movahed, Ph.D.
Director of Admissions

When do we need to apply?

For priority consideration, please apply by February 1 for the school year beginning the following September. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis after that date.

When are admissions offers made?

Offers of admissions for applications received by the February 1 priority deadline will be made in March and April. For applications received after February 1, offers of admission will be made on a space-available basis.

Required Admissions Forms

Maternelle and Lower School

  • Teacher Recommendation (TPS-1st Grade)*
  • Teacher Recommendation (2nd-5th Grade)*

* In Admissions Portal

Request for Student Records

French Translations

Middle School

  • Math Teacher Recommendation*
  • English Teacher Recommendation*
  • Advanced Language Teacher Recommendation*

* In Admissions Portal

Request for Student Records

French Translation

Admissions FAQs