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 experience for preschool through eighth grade. FASRI welcomes non French-speaking children from preschool up through the eight grade. Please come and visit us to find out more. Our doors are open to welcome you.
FASRI students ranked among the highest scoring nationally this year in Le Grand Concours, a competition for French students of all levels, organized by the Association of American Teachers of French (AATF). The Grand Concours tests are developed annually as a motivational, extracurricular contest for students of French.
Viviane Déregnaucourt was looking for a way to help her second grade students practice French and gain some confidence in their language skills this year and the result was a wonderful performance for the whole school.
On May 30 at FASRI, prominent French language education (FLE) expert Dr. Bernard Dufeu will be offering a workshop aimed at improving learning on both an individual level and within a group setting
FASRI alumna Olivia Hewitt ('11), now a senior at St. Mary Academy-Bay View, has been named Student of the Year by the Rhode Island Foreign Language Association, an award presented to high school students with outstanding academic performance who demonstrate a strong commitment in the study of language. Olivia also attended the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, DC, an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. Olivia has found a fascinating way to combine an interest in the field of neuroscience with her ongoing interest in language. "I want to study what happens when children learn a foreign language the way I did at FASRI," she says.
“I am so thankful for being educated in a multilingual environment, for this is what really separates FASRI from other schools. For the rest of my life, I know that being able to speak three different languages fluently will put me ahead of others.”
Accepting applications for 2015/16
We are now accepting application from non French-speaking students of all ages. Email email@example.com for more information on all the exciting new programs at FASRI.
Have fun in French! Click here to view a sample list of clubs and learn more. All our clubs are open to the community.
Open to all, FASRI's 2015 summer camp will run from June 22 to July 17. Each session offers wide variety of fun-filled and educational activities with an emphasis on cultural enrichment, creativity, and hands-on learning. The summer camp complements the FASRI curriculum, with instruction in English and French. Click here to learn more.