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. 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.

  • October 28, 2014
    The Installation Ceremony of Jean-Yves Carpanèse, October 7, 2014

    Jean-Yves Carpanèse was formally installed as Head of the French-American School of Rhode Island on October 7, 2014. Click here to read about the ceremony, the remarks and the honored guests at the event.

  • October 27, 2014
    Author, Ann Hood shares lessons on language, love and "l'accent"

    "In Paris, we all watched in amazement and delight as Annabelle asked directions in perfect French and translated menus for us. One day, as we strolled around Montmarte, I saw a hair salon and Annabelle and I decided to get haircuts. In we went. The proprietor began talking to me in rapid French, and before I could mutter an apology, Annabelle began talking back, negotiating prices and specifics of how we wanted our hair cut. The man looked at me, stunned, and in heavily accented French asked, 'Where is she from to have this beautiful accent?'"

  • October 2, 2014
    The best and the brightest: the certification process for teachers in France

    “The process of becoming an educator in France is extremely rigorous and competitive,” notes Head of School, Jean-Yves Carpanèse. “By the time they arrive at FASRI they have undergone years of training. Not only that, but they must compete against their peers to qualify for certification by the Ministry of Education.”

  • September 24, 2014
    Jean-Yves Carpanèse launches series with discussion of French network

    What does our connection to the French educational system actually mean for our kids and the educators who come to our community to teach our children? These were some of the question Jean-Yves Carpanèse seeks to cover in his coffee series with the Head of School this year. The first topic, which began on Tuesday, September 23 covers the network of French schools abroad.

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“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.”
- FASRI alumnus


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.

Other ways to help

Admissions Breakfast Thursday, October 30 

Take a tour and meet our new Head of School, Jean-Yves Carpanèse. Please email to register. 


Open House Saturday, November 15

Join us at our fall Open House on Saturday, November 15, 2014, 10am-1pm. Please call our Admissions office at 401 274 3325, or email to learn more about our school.

FASRI Language Center

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


Have fun in French! Our afterschool clubs are now open for fall 2014 registration. Click here to view a list of clubs offered and details about how to sign up. All our clubs are open to the community.


Our 2014 Summer Camp was a great success. Stay tuned here for details about FASRI October camp, held during our vacation week, October 20 - 24.

Learn more about camps at FASRI