French American School of Princeton

The French American School of Princeton (FASP) is a co-educational independent school offering a dual-language education to children from Preschool through Middle School. Today, FASP is located on the campus of the former St Joseph Seminary at 75 Mapleton Rd in Princeton-Plainsboro.
Situated on 47 beautifully landscaped acres adjacent to Lake Carnegie, this campus consists of seven neo-gothic buildings including a chapel, a gymnasium with a performance stage and a sports field.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: School with Special Program Emphasis
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 158 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,260
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 28 / rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded
2000
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
158 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
28%
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade
French American School of Princeton Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
14 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 28 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
11%
Admissions Director
Aude Quiroga

Sports

Total Sports Offered
1 sport
Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
3D Printing, Chess, Science

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama, Kids Music Around, Young Rembrandts

School Notes

Our Vision
Cultivating the mind, nurturing the heart and guiding the hand of every student to develop well-rounded global citizens prepared to take on the world.

Our Mission
The French American School of Princeton provides a nurturing and creative learning environment where students thrive because of its focus on academic excellence and development of the whole child through an exemplary bilingual, multicultural education.

Our Values
  • Cultivating the Mind - critical and independent thinking, creativity, curiosity and open-mindedness
  • Nurturing the Heart - courage, inclusivity, compassion and respect for peers, the community and the global environment
  • Guiding the Hand - resilience, teamwork, collaboration among teachers, parents and students, confidence to achieve
School Culture:
The diversity of our students, parents, faculty and staff reflects the multicultural nature of our community, which represents over 30 different countries.

Why FASP?

Bilingual and multicultural students are: better speakers, better thinkers, and better learners. They have superior focus and are better able to tune out distractions. They score higher on IQ and standardized tests, even on subjects unrelated to language, like math and science. Bilingual students have a more informed, enlightened, and empathetic view of people and culture, which makes them better citizens of the world.
Profile last updated: 06/15/2021

School Reviews

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We are so happy at our school. Our children have both been at FASP since preschool, and are completely fluent (speaking, reading, and writing) in French. But, we get much more than just a bilingual education. I love that our school is very international - there are people from all over the world represented in our student body. The curriculum teaches beyond our little town and even our country - I feel our children are getting an education in how to live in a global society. The teachers are excellent, experienced, and kind. There are high-quality STEM classes, as well as art and music too. If you take the best of the American education system and the best of the French education system (and leave the rest out), combine them, you get the French American School of Princeton!
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: School with Special Program Emphasis
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 158 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,260
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 28 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Princeton, NJ is $25,684 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Princeton, NJ is 55% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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