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French American School Of Puget Sound

Private School | Grades PK, K-8
3795 E Mercer Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040
(206) 245-3533/275

About This School

The French American School of Puget Sound offers a rigorous bilingual program in French & English from Young Pre-Kindergarten (age 3) to Grade 8. Our seamless blend of the French and American educational philosophies creates a multicultural context for learning that outlasts the four walls of the classroom and remains with each student for the rest of his or her life. FASPS students become bilingual, view the world from an international perspective, participate actively in a diverse school community, and enjoy the challenges of a stimulating academic program accredited by the French Ministry of Education, the State of Washington, and NWAIS. In addition, FASPS proudly offers a Middle School Program based on the highly respected IB Middle Years Program.

Today our students have access to over 23000 books in our multilingual library that includes books in French, English, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese. They participate in a creative extra-curricular program with a wide spectrum of offerings, from iPad animation to yoga, and play competitively in athletic sports across the Seattle area. Because of their enhanced learning abilities, our students develop extremely advanced skills in all subjects, particularly math and science.

No French language experience is required in YPK, Pre-Kindergarten, or Kindergarten. FASPS is conveniently located just off I-90 in Mercer Island. Financial Aid available. Please contact Patricia Blaise-Caves, director of admissions at 206-275-3533 x 275 or for more information.
French American School Of Puget Sound is located in Mercer Island, WA. It is a private, special program emphasis school that serves 416 students in grades PK, K-8. French American School Of Puget Sound is coed (school has male and female students) and is nonsectarian in orientation.

In 2014, French American School Of Puget Sound had 10 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Washington average is 19 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

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Great School, Great Community!

By , a Parent on

We love FASPS. My daughter has been attending this school for three years starting in PK. The teaching staff has been excellent, knowledgeable, attentive, and caring. We have been so lucky and the quality of the teaching staff shows in our daughter who continues to thrive every year she is at FASPS. We are continually impressed with the personal attention our daughter receives as she gains an education at FASPS. We are not a French speaking family and our daughter's French is excellent (as confirmed by native French speakers). And socially she has grown so much in the last three years.
 We also love the community the school creates around the students and families. We feel that our whole family has been enriched by FASPS, not just our daughter. I wholeheartedly recommend this school to anyone, not just for the fantastic bi-lingual program but also for the quality and care put into everything the school does. The administration is thoughtful, the lessons are engaging and creative, and the teachers are world class. The student body and their families are so privileged to be a part of this school and community.


By a Parent on

We have been attending FASPS since September.  My son is 4 years old and we do not speak French at home but we see the benefits of learning a second language.  He has really enjoyed learning French and the teachers are great.  They work with each child to reinforce concepts in French and in English and my son loves to share the songs and words he learns at school.  FASPS also has a great sense of community with the parents having the chance to help at the school with events like teacher appreciation luncheons.  I would highly recommend the school!

We would HIGHLY recommend this school.

By a Parent on

We have two children attending FASPS.  We all love our new school.  Its been amazing to see our kids learn a second language, so quickly.  (exactly 1 year ago)  The school does a great job at merging the French and American curriculum.The teachers have been very attentive to my children's specific needs and personal potential goals. The school's staff is always helpful and the parent community is very welcoming.  MERCI!

We love our school!

By , a Parent on

I couldn't have asked for a better school for my shy 4 year old girl. On daily basis my daughter is challenged academically and intellectually. She is so proud to tell me nearly every day how many new things she has learned at school. This was impressive given the fact that she is a highly capable child. One of my concerns on starting new school (in a foreign language) was my daughter's shyness and her emotional development. In less than a month, my daughter had nearly a full class of best friends. I remain amazed at how well the school administration does in selecting families -I haven't met one family who felt like they didn't fit in (especially those who've been here for at least a year). Everyone at the school is so accommodating and supportive, and I know I can count on this school providing the best education for my daughter that I can get here in Seattle. Despite the lengthy commute and exhausting days, it has all been worth it.

Amazing School

By a Parent on

French American School of Puget Sound is the type of school I wish I had attended.  They have a focus on education that is amazing all while doing it in French.  Our son is in YPK and is going to be 4 years old in January.  He learns his numbers, colors, shapes, etc all in French as well as having it reinforced in English.  We love that the teachers work together to have such a cohesive approach and I really believe that this helps the children to learn!

By , a Parent on

We would HIGHLY recommend the school! Our oldest started in pre-kindergarten and is now headed into the 3rd grade. Our middle child will start his second year there this fall. We have been extremely impressed with all of the teachers as well as the leadership from the head of school. The parent community is also very involved and welcoming!

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