Imagine spending your formative elementary years surrounded by good friends and caring teachers from more than 30 countries, in a place of art and expression and acceptance, as you expand your budding language abilities in both French and English and gain confidence in your own voice.
That’s what it’s like to live and learn in the FASP Elementary School. Here, students in grades 1-5 build on their Maternelle learning in order to become critical, independent thinkers who are ready to complete their education anywhere in the world.
This cannot happen without a good knowledge of language: the key tool for freedom of thought.
At the elementary level, language is at the heart of learning. Our dual-language program intensifies to help all students master both French and English during their elementary years, through a curriculum that meets the French governmental requirements and adheres to the New Jersey public schools standards-based system.
Because language mastery is the focus in Elementary School, students entering after grade 1 are required to have competency in the French language (the capacity to speak English is not a prerequisite).
Students entering grade 1 with no prior French experience can join our EnRoute program, a bilingual program for English speakers that provides the continued, active and structured support they need to flourish in both languages.
They now teach me almost as many words as I teach them. The teachers spend a lot of time individually crafting the best learning experience for the students, the curriculum is strong but importantly they teach the kids to be good people with good manners. I would highly recommend the experience of FASP and a bilingual education to anyone (currently French speaking or not)! ” – Brian L.
A leader in bilingual education for 20 years, FASP challenges students to leave behind their comfort zones and ensures they’re well-prepared to travel, to think outside the box, and to make their unique mark on our global society.