French Immersion School Of Washington

4211 W Lake Sammamish Parkway Se
Bellevue, WA 98008-0980
Tel: (425)653-3970
Grades: NS-5 | 242 students
The French Immersion School of Washington provides an excellent bilingual education in a welcoming environment that encourages critical thinking and curiosity.
We believe that by helping our children develop their intellect and character in a bilingual, bi-cultural environment, they learn respect and appreciation for cultural differences, thus better preparing them for their future in a multicultural workforce and global environment.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-5
Year Founded 1999

Student Body

Total Students 242 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
19%
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade French Immersion School Of Washington Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size 15 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Mar. 17 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $15,400
Tuition Notes Cost above reflects elementary tuition. Preschool tuition is as follows: $15100 full time, $ 9900 5 Mornings, $6200 3 Mornings. Sibling discount available.
% on Financial Aid
12%
Average Financial Aid Grant $5,200
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Erin Brust

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art, Ballet, Chess, Fencing, French Cooking, French Homework Help, Lego Robotics, Piano, Sewing, Theater, Tutoring, Yoga Art, Ballet, Chess, Fencing, French Cooking, Lego Robotics, Piano, Sewing, Theater, Tutoring, Yoga, French Homework Help,

School Notes

  • FISW is a preschool (age 2.5) through 5th grade bilingual, immersion school in Bellevue. Our curriculum is designed to cultivate students` openness to the world and challenge them in a nurturing environment that encourages risk-taking.
  • Taught in French 75% of the day, and in English 25% of the day, students learn to take the "traditional skills" that every school teaches and use them to address new situations, to solve problems, to collaborate with others. Using these skills in real life situations helps students think critically, take initiative and use their imagination.
  • Why bilingual? Studies show that children who learn a second language early in life have enhanced cognitive development. Bilingual students not only speak two languages fluently, but they have excellent mastery of their native language, often surpassing their monolingual peers. These studies also indicate that the regular use of two languages enhances a student`s ability in the areas of abstraction, symbolism, conceptualization, mathematics and problem solving.
  • We would love to have you visit and find out more. Email admission@fisw.org to schedule a visit to our school.
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The average private school tuition in Bellevue, WA is $14,981 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Bellevue, WA is 78% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).