Fourth graders have started Classcraft in Music with their teacher David Olson. “When we heard David explain what it is we felt very excited!” said Anaïs. “It’s like a lifelong dream come true,” laughed Valerie.
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
New PM Class for 1st-4th Grade
Instructor: Nathalie Debrun-Sittler
On the winter solstice in 2018, science teachers Molly Hamill and Greg Darling released about 250 salmon fry into the Willamette River at Cathedral Park.
Sometimes it’s OK to play with our food! Preschoolers are proud to present their graham cracker gingerbread houses, just in time for the holidays.