North Seattle French School

North Seattle French School is an independent elementary and preschool offering bilingual education in an engaged community environment.
The NSFS program blends strong academics in both French and English with a school-wide focus on project-based learning, creative thinking, problem solving, and social and emotional learning.
Students and faculty join us from the greater Seattle area and around the francophone world, united by the belief that learning another language helps children grow into capable independent thinkers.
Our students go on to middle school and beyond with confidence in both French and English, prepared to contribute as global citizens in the world.  Learn more at

Quick Stats (2021-22)

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-5
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
78 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
North Seattle French School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses Offered

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 31
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition for the 2020-2021 school year is as follows:Preschool: $8,865Elementary school: $15,000
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Aurelie DeClerck


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Kung Fu, Soccer

School Notes

  • North Seattle French School opened in the fall of 2013 with a single kindergarten class. Since then, we have grown by one grade each year and established a preschool as well. In the 2018-2019 school year, we reached 5th grade, achieving our goal as a full bilingual elementary school in Seattle.Our school began when a handful of parents shared the dream of a local French-American school, and then worked hard to make it a reality. Some were French speakers themselves who sought to retain their heritage, others were seeking the benefits of bilingual education, and all were motivated by the desire to foster a sense of global citizenship in their children.With support from our families, teachers, staff, board, and administrators from established bilingual schools all across the country and here in the Northwest, we have built and continue to grow a school that embodies the best of both worlds: the academic rigor and proven organization of the French curriculum together with the student-focused, project-based and social-emotional learning approaches increasingly embraced in the United States.Our international community of families represents many different countries and languages. The global mindset our students gain from the immersion environment, as well as the relationships they form here, are gifts that will shape their choices, their opportunities, and their paths for the rest of their lives.We look forward to welcoming you into our community to join us in raising global citizens of tomorrow.
Profile last updated: 10/28/2020

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