Passport Class Program

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At a Glance

Founded: 1994

Grades: preschool through 8th grade (petite section–4eme)

Enrollment: 165 students

Average class size: 18 students with a maximum of 1:10 adult/child ratio in the pre-elementary level

Number of faculty/staff: 33

French Certified: Our teachers are certified and trained in the French teaching system. 

Nations represented in the FASRI community:
Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Ivory Coast, Lebanon, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Puerto Rico, Russia, San Marino, Scotland, Senegal, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Transportation: Children in kindergarten and up are eligible to take the school bus to FASRI from the following communities: Barrington, Bristol, Central Falls, Cranston, East Providence, Johnston, Lincoln, North Providence, Pawtucket, Providence, Smithfield and Warren.

School hours:
Early morning drop-off: 7:30am to 8:15am
Maternelle / Pre-elementary: 8:30am to 2:45pm
Elementary: 8:30am to 2:55pm
Middle School: 8:15am to 3pm
Afterschool program: 3:05pm to 5.30pm

Statement of Non-Discrimination:
The French-American School of Rhode Island is committed as a matter of principle to providing equality and opportunity to all members of the School community. In conformance with federal and State law, the French-American School shall not discriminate against any person because of race/ethnicity, nationality and culture, language and faith, socio-economics, gender and sexual orientation, and physical challenges.


Accreditations

Agence pour l'enseignement Français à l'étranger

Créée en 1990, l'Agence pour l'enseignement français à l'étranger (AEFE) est un établissement public national placé sous la tutelle du ministère de l'Europe et des Affaires étrangères. En tenant compte des capacités d'accueil des établissements, elle assure les missions de service public relatives à l’éducation en faveur des enfants français résidant hors de France et contribue au rayonnement de la langue et de la culture françaises ainsi qu'au renforcement des relations entre les systèmes éducatifs français et étrangers. Le principal objectif de l'AEFE est de servir et promouvoir un réseau scolaire unique au monde, constitué en 2019-2020 de 522 établissements implantés dans 139 pays.

 

 

New England Association of Schools and Colleges

NEASC is an independent, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization which connects and serves over 1500 public, independent, and international schools in the US and worldwide. Founded in 1885, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) has been working to establish and maintain high standards for all levels of education longer than any other accreditation agency in the United States.

 

 


Memberships

Association of french schools in north america

The Association of the French Schools in North America (AFSA) is a membership organization of elementary and secondary schools in the United States and Canada, all of which are accredited by the French Ministry of National Education. The official French curriculum taught in these schools is enriched by aspects of North American culture and educational practice, and by the mastery of English as it is spoken in the United States and Canada. AFSA’s member schools educate bilingual, bicultural students, whose academic excellence prepares them for entrance to the finest European and North American universities.

 

 

Mission Laique Française

Association à but non lucratif reconnue d’utilité publique, la Mission laïque française est à la tête d’un réseau de 112 établissements d’enseignement français à l’étranger scolarisant plus de 60 000 élèves dans 39 pays. Par ailleurs, elle agit en tant qu'opérateur de l'Etat et/ou d'entreprises dans le cadre d'actions de coopération éducative. Pour l'année 2019-2020, on en dénombre 22.

 

 

Réseau des écoles françaises internationales d’Amérique du Nord

La FISNA est l’organisme qui regroupe l’ensemble des établissements  adhérents à la Society For Schools in North America. Elle est gérée par un conseil d’administration dont le siège social est le lycée Claudel d’Ottawa. Ses missions grâce à la mutualisation de leur moyen, avec l’aide de l’AEFE, sont d’organiser et de mettre en oeuvre des actions de formation pour l’ensemble des personnels des établissements. Le nouveau conseil d’administration a été installé le 15 novembre 2016 à San Francisco.

 

 

National Association of Independent Schools

The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) is a nonprofit membership association that provides services to more than 1,800 schools and associations of schools in the United States and abroad, including more than 1,500 independent private K-12 schools in the U.S.

 

 

 


Partnerships

The mission of Providence Children's Museum is to inspire and celebrate learning through active play and exploration.

The Museum welcomes children and adults of all backgrounds and from all communities. Its focus is on serving southern New England children, ages 1 to 11, and the adults who care for them.