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At-a-Glance

From our small class sizes and nature-filled campus to the number of languages spoken in our community and the number of countries visited on our class trips, enjoy a snapshot of what makes FAIS unique.

FAIS at-a-Glance

9:1

student : teacher ratio

French Immersion in Lower School

starting at 2½ years old

Founded in 1979

longest-established language immersion school in Portland

534

students

1

only IB school in Portland for preschool - 8th grade

5 language tracks in Middle School

English, French, German, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish

15 acres

for our students to learn on, explore, and so much more!

12 YEARS

average teacher tenure

36 LANGUAGES

spoken fluently in our community

community service

more than 2,660 community service hours are logged by middle school students each year.

colleges our graduates attend

11 COUNTRIES

represented among
teaching staff

105

extracurricular activities

high schools our graduates attend

58% public IB, 34% private, 8% public

8 countries

visited annually on 5th and 8th grade trips

3 ACCREDITATIONS

French Ministry of National Education, International Baccalaureate Organization, Northwest Association of Independent Schools

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