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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kindergarten parents and families are invited to cheer our graduates.
Please join the elementary and middle school students for their end-of-year show here at FASRI. 7:00 PM in the auditorium.
Fifth grade parents and families are invited to cheer our graduates.
Please join us for the eighth grade graduation, beginning at 6:30 PM with refreshments. The ceremony will take place at 7:00 PM.
Maternelle (preschool through K) students perform their end of year show. 1.30pm in the FASRI auditorium.
“A child can enter FASRI speaking only one language... That same child can leave speaking, reading, writing, listening and thinking in two languages - a great opportunity for anyone in the 21st century.”
Our afterschool clubs are open to the community. Have fun in French! Find out more