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.
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.
On September 10, Middle School students enjoyed their first physical education class at the Providence Country Day School as part of a new cooperative athletic program between FASRI and PCD.
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.
“I truly believe in children receiving a multilingual education. I believe this should be the norm for ALL children in this country.”
Join us for Toddler Storytime
English/French storytime at the FASRI library will be held on the first Wednesday of the month at 10:30, beginning on Wednesday, October 1. Please click here to register.
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