French American School Of Puget Sound

3795 East Mercer Way,
Mercer Island, WA, 98040-0980
Tel: (206)275-3533
Grades: NS - 8 | 395 students
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, see 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.

No French language experience is required to enroll 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 patriciab@fasps.org for more information.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 8
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1995

Student Body

Total Students 395 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 35%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade French American School Of Puget Sound Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 53 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 100%
Average Class Size 16 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 7 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $17,300
Tuition Notes Financial Aid available. Please contact the Admissions Office (275-3533 X 275 or patriciab@fasps.org) for more information
% on Financial Aid 24%
Average Financial Aid Grant $7,500
Admissions Director Patricia Blaise-Caves
Admissions Associate Helen Shears

Sports

Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
FencingGolf,
SoccerSwimming,
Volleyball

School Notes:

  • Our Mission: What We Do
    We challenge students to excel academically and thrive in French, American and international cultures.

    Our Vision: Why We Do It
    To inspire the next generation of global citizens to learn, understand, and act wisely in a multicultural world.

    Our Core Values: Excellence, Integrity, Cultural Agility, Community

    Our Motto: Excellence today, the world tomorrow/L'excellence aujourd'hui, le monde demain.

  • Profile last updated: 10/11/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Yellow Wood Academy (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Yellow Wood Academy (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Monica Parish School (0.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Mercer Island Yellow Wood Academy
    Special Program Emphasis
    9655 SE 36th Street, #101
    Mercer Island , WA , 98040
    (206)236-1095
    Special Program Emphasis
    0.3  mi  |  225  students  |  Gr.  K-12
  • Mercer Island
    Children's Institute For Learning Differences (CHILD)
    Special Education School
    4030 86th Ave SE
    Mercer Island , WA , 98040
    (206)232-8680
    Special Education School
    0.9  mi  |  49  students  |  Gr.  K-12
  • Mercer Island
    St. Monica Parish School
    (Roman Catholic)
    4320 87th Avenue Se
    Mercer Island , WA , 98040
    (206)232-5432
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.9  mi  |  268  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Mercer Island
    Early World Montessori
    Montessori School
    3027 80th Ave Se
    Mercer Island , WA , 98040
    (206)232-2400
    Montessori School
    1.3  mi  |  71  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Mercer Island
    Northwest Yeshiva High School
    (Jewish)
    5017 90th Avenue Se
    Mercer Island , WA , 98040
    (206)232-5272
    (Jewish)
    1.5  mi  |  76  students  |  Gr.  9-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended June 07, 2014 - 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. On a recent trip to Paris we were told that her accent was beautiful by many amazed Parisians. 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. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended April 14, 2014 - 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 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! - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended December 23, 2013 - 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. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended August 19, 2013 - I can''t say enough good things about the school!! We have two children at the school. Our oldest started at age 3 and is now headed into the third grade. Our second child is starting his second year of preschool. We do not speak French and that does not negatively impact our involvement in the community nor does it impact our children''s ability to excel. We have been extremely pleased with the caliber of the teaching staff and the engagement of the head of school and his team. We would HIGHLY recommend the school for the curriculum, the staff and the parent community! - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended July 12, 2013 - Excellent bilingual (French-English) program from preschool through 8th grade. Our son has been at the school for the past two years and will be entering Kindergarten in the fall. The teachers at this level are outstanding combining a great balance of being warm and nurturing yet firm and structured. The school head is young, dynamic and provides excellent leadership to the school. We have been thrilled with our experience thus far and highly recommend the school. - Posted by Parent

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