French-American School of Rhode Island

Tel: (401)274-3325
  • 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 TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1994

Student Body

Total Students198 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by GradeFrench-American School of Rhode Island Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size15 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 31
Yearly Tuition Cost$12,660
Tuition Notes2013-14 Tuition: Nursery-Elementary: $12,660; Middle School: $14,720 (does not include book or field trip fees)
% on Financial Aid
25%
Admissions DirectorLouise Jakobson
Admissions AssociateRaissa 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

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.
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