Elementary School

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 is what it is like to live and learn in the FASP Elementary School. At FASP, 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.

It can only happen with a good mastery 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 key in the learning process, elementary school students entering after grade 1 are required to be proficient in either English or French.


“We have had a fantastic experience with FASP over the past 2 years. We have a son and daughter in the elementary school and will definitely plan on sending our youngest once of age. Neither of our children spoke French upon entering the school and now both speak comfortably (they are not 100% fluent but can converse without problem which is amazing to see). I speak French fairly well, but it is not my maternal language and I had trouble speaking to them in French at home but once they started to pick it up at school, it has been much easier.

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., FASP parent

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.

Help your child say #OuiToTheWorld. Prepare them for success at the French American School of Princeton.