French-American School of Rhode Island

     Tel: (401)274-3325
        
   
Grades: NS - 8 | 198 students

Mission

We educate children through a rigorous dual-language curriculum combining the best of French and American education.

We emphasize creativity and critical thinking and foster leadership, respect for diversity, and global awareness.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 8
Year Founded 1994

Student Body

Total Students 198 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade French-American School of Rhode Island Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 15 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 31
Yearly Tuition Cost $12,660
Tuition Notes 2013-14 Tuition: Nursery-Elementary: $12,660; Middle School: $14,720 (does not include book or field trip fees)
% on Financial Aid 25%
Admissions Director Louise Jakobson
Admissions Associate Raissa Mensah

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. AP French prep, Arabic for children & adults, Dance, Fencing, French classes for children & adults, Ice Skating, Music, Robotics, Swimming, Theatre AP French prep, Dance, Fencing, Ice Skating, Music, Robotics, Swimming, Theatre, Arabic for children & adults,
French classes for children & adults,

School Notes:

The French-American School of RI (FASRI) is an independent school offering grades from Pre-school through grade 8, accredited by the French Government and the Rhode Island Board of Education. FASRI was founded in 1994.

We are a French School with an immersion and dual language program: FASRI has two languages embedded in one curriculum. Our French immersion program runs from Pre-school through Kindergarten, and the dual language program from grades 1 through 8. We welcome non-French speaking children up to and including Kindergarten.

FASRI adheres to the rigorous requirements of the French Ministry of Education and the highest standards of American independent schools. We follow the French curriculum guidelines from the Ministere de l'Education Nationale (French Ministry of Education) and the recommendations of the SEF (Board of Education of French schools in the US). Our curriculum and practices are essentially French, but the administration and management of the school are based on best practices of American independent schools, through resources such as the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) andIndependent School Management (ISM).

In 2011, Founder and Head of School Dominique Thompson was awarded the French Legion of Honor for her services to education and French language and culture.

FASRI's 2012/13 enrollment is 184.

Profile last updated: 08/31/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Wheeler School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Laurel School (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Child's Play (0.5 miles away)
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