Why is accreditation important?

Accreditation is a process of assessment which ensures that an educational institution has met certain quality standards for education. Accreditation is important because it validates and certifies the integrity of our school’s program and mission, and assures the community that it is a trustworthy institution of learning.

FASP is proud to be accredited by and member of the following local and international authorities:


FASP is accredited by the following reputable agencies:

Agency for French Teaching Abroad

The network of French schools abroad is one of a kind: 355,000 students attend the 496 schools established in 137 countries. Accredited by the French Ministry of Education, all these schools offer an educational program that meets the curriculum and teaching standards of the public school system in France.

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Middle State Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools

The purpose of this organization is to ensure excellence in education by holding schools accountable to rigorous standards and a process of continuous improvement.

International Baccalaureate

French American School of Princeton is a Candidate School for the MYP. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that French American School believes is important for our students.

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYC), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit

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FASP is a proud member of the following organizations, demonstrating our commitment to educational excellence and the well-being of all students:

National Association of Independent Schools

NAIS is a nonprofit membership association that provides services to more than 1,700 schools and associations of schools in the United States and abroad, including 1,400 independent private K-12 schools in the U.S.

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. There are currently 50 AFSA schools throughout the US and Canada.

New Jersey Association of Independent Schools

NJAIS is a non-profit and voluntary membership association whose mission is to foster the educational, ethical, and professional excellence of its member schools, while safeguarding their independence.

Princeton Common Ground

Founded in 1998, Princeton Common Ground is a collaborative effort of the parent associations of 17 Princeton-area independent schools. Each year PCG sponsors a series of presentations, free and open to the public, featuring distinguished speakers who address contemporary educational and parenting issues.