Our next Head of School, Scott Hardister, will be joining our 5th graders for the second week of their trip to France (his first!).
French Immersion in Lower School
Starting at 2½ years old
Founded in 1979
most established language immersion school in Portland
5 language tracks in middle school
English, French, German, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish
for our students to learn on, explore, and so much more!
"This school is amazing; teachers are all native speakers, academic rigor is the norm, and it is a truly mind-expanding experience for children."
"Both my kids graduated from FAIS… They both have told me it was the best thing I could have done for them. Extremely well prepared for high school."FAIS Parent
"I truly feel that the educational experience I received at FAIS has had a greater impact on my future than my high school and college experiences combined. Merci beaucoup, FAIS"FAIS Alumnus
“FAIS has a strong IB program that teaches children from preschool on about the greater world around them.” FAIS Parent
"Great engaged school. I went here, and they really care about all the students. They encourage engaged learning and multilingual learners."Dominic H., FAIS Alumnus
We're so happy to officially welcome next year's new families to the FAIS community! From Toute Petite Section (early preschool for 2½-year-olds) to 8th grade, our incoming parents and students gathered last Friday to meet fellow new families, chat with current families, and celebrate the next step in their journey over food and drinks.
Teachers Camille C., Véronique P., Alix, and Melanie spent three days at a workshop retreat and visit of the Opal School, adjacent to the Oregon Children's Museum. They were transformed by what they learned.
Awakening a creative talent. Empowering teachers with development opportunities to inspire our students. Forging a connection to the environment through our nature trail and Discovery Park.