What's the key developmental advantage of dual-language education? It builds stronger, more complex, agile minds. The French-American School of Rhode Island (FASRI) is a unique educational alternative for preschool through eighth grade. Our French immersion program runs through kindergarten, and the dual-language French and American program from grades one through eight. FASRI welcomes non-French speaking children up to and including Kindergarten. Please come and visit us to find out more. Our doors are open to welcome you.

  • July 8, 2014
    FASRI Board of Trustees names Jennifer Tomasik as new chair

    The French-American School of Rhode Island is pleased to welcome Jennifer Tomasik as the new chair of the Board of Trustees. Ms. Tomasik is a FASRI parent and has served on the Board since September 2012. This year, she led the head of school search as chair of the search committee. She brings strong and effective leadership to her new role on the school’s governing body. As a principal at CFAR, a private management consulting firm based in Boston and Philadelphia, she heads the Healthcare group, is a member of the firm’s management team and has distinguished herself in her field by finding creative solutions to complex organizational challenges.

  • July 8, 2014
    The arts in full bloom at FASRI

    If you came to FASRI during the final few months of school you may have noticed that the display cases were filled with exciting new creations from this year. Middle School Art Teacher, Eléonore Ecorcheville seeks to really challenge her students to observe, think, imagine and create through a great variety of artistic practices. Her main goal is to encourage the students to find their own styles while learning important principles of art and design and developing disciplined technique through craftsmanship.

  • June 25, 2014
    Congratulations FASRI class of 2014!

    On Wednesday, June 11, FASRI faculty, staff, parents and friends came together to honor the graduating eighth-grade class of 2014. It was an opportunity not only to note the achievements of the individual students and how far they have come during the course of their dual-language education, but also to reflect on the mark they have made on the school through their hard work, their character and their individual gifts.

  • June 12, 2014
    Incoming head Jean-Yves Carpanèse answers questions for the kids

    Next year, our students will enter a new grade level, with a new constellation of classmates and new teachers. They will also have a new Head of School, Jean-Yves Carpanèse. Many parents and teachers had the opportunity to meet with Monsieur Carpanèse earlier this year, but we know that the younger members of the FASRI community have questions of their own for their new Head of School, so we sat down and shared some of them.

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  • June 13, 2014
    Grande Section promotion

    Kindergarten parents and families are invited to cheer our graduates.

  • June 13, 2014
    G1-8 end of year show

    Please join the elementary and middle school students for their end-of-year show here at FASRI. 7:00 PM in the auditorium.

  • June 12, 2014
    Grade 5 promotion

    Fifth grade parents and families are invited to cheer our graduates.

  • June 11, 2014

    Please join us for the eighth grade graduation, beginning at 6:30 PM with refreshments. The ceremony will take place at 7:00 PM.

  • June 6, 2014
    Maternelle end of year show

    Maternelle (preschool through K) students perform their end of year show. 1.30pm in the FASRI auditorium.

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“As a multi-lingual family, having a school that offers an integrated second language is important. We believe that it will give our child an advantage in the future.”
- FASRI parent


Please help us reach our goal of $45,000! The FASRI Fund is vital to our students' success: your gift makes makes all the difference. Thank you.

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Admissions update

We are still accepting applications for September 2014, depending on availability of space. Please call our Admissions office at 401 274 3325, or email
Forms and reading lists
All of your back-to-school forms, important information and summer reading lists may be found on our Forms and Resources page. Click here.

FASRI Language Center

Language classes for adults and children. All welcome! Please click here for the Spring 2014 brochure. Find out more


Our afterschool clubs are open to the community. Have fun in French! Find out more


1, 2, 3 Soleil–Summer fun in French at FASRI
Our 2014 Summer Camp Brochure is here. The FASRI summer program provides a unique opportunity for children and young adults to gain French language skills through engaging, fun and fulfilling activities.

Learn more about camps at FASRI