French Immersion School Of Washington

4211 W Lake Sammamish Parkway Se
Bellevue, WA 98008
Tel: (425)653-3970
  • The French Immersion School of Washington provides an excellent bilingual education in a welcoming environment that encourages critical thinking and curiosity.
  • We believe that children who develop their intellect and character in a bilingual, bi-cultural environment learn respect and appreciation for cultural differences and are better prepared for their future in a multicultural workforce and global environment.
  • FISW's curriculum, taught by outstanding, certified teachers in a traditional and structured environment, combines the greatest strengths of both the French National Education and Washington State curricula.
  • At FISW, we value our vibrant and diverse community.
  • As connections are formed among students, teachers, parents and staff, lifelong friendships are made.
  • You will find that our entire community embraces our mission, creating a truly welcoming 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 159 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
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 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
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
Average Financial Aid Grant $5,200
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Erin Brust


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art, Ballet, Chess, Computer Game Programming, French Cooking, French Homework Help, Lego Robotics, Sewing, Theater, Tutoring, Yoga Art, Ballet, Chess, French Cooking, Lego Robotics, Sewing, Theater, Tutoring, Yoga, Computer Game Programming,
French Homework Help,

School Notes

  • FISW is a preschool (age 2.5, fully potty-trained) 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 70% 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. Regular use of two languages enhances a student`s ability in the areas of abstraction, symbolism, mathematics and problem solving.
  • We would love to have you visit and find out more. Email to schedule a visit to our school.
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The average private school tuition in Bellevue, WA is $13,773 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).