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Early Childhood / Maternelle (TPS-K)

Beginning with our new 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

Prekindergarten story time in the FAIS Library

 

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.

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International Baccalaureate

Lower School science class in the FAIS Forest

 

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.

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Stories from FAIS Families

Grandmother with granddaughter

 

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.

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Whether you’re beginning your journey with preschool, prekindergarten, or kindergarten…or weighing your options for middle school…let’s explore how your child would flourish in our community.

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