Preschool, Pre-K & Kindergarten

Welcome to FASP Maternelle: Preschool, Pre-K & Kindergarten:
An Exceptional Early Start!

A child’s earliest experiences with school — with discovering new ideas, with meeting and accepting others, with challenging their creativity — shape their lifelong relationship with learning, and with the world. 

In FASP Maternelle (the French name for Preschool, Pre-K and Kindergarten), we take joy in this incredible responsibility, because we believe that every child has the ability to do amazing things when they are supported, encouraged and appreciated. Our dual-language program fosters a child’s natural abilities to learn new languages while encouraging them to explore, discover and create in a truly bilingual and multicultural environment.

Here, French and American teaching methods combine in a curriculum that develops curiosity and a love of learning, ensuring FASP students speak, read and write fluently in both French and English when they graduate.

Maternelle Programs

Preschool Program Options (3-years-old*)

  • 5 mornings, from 8:30am to 12:20pm
  • 3 full days, (Tu/W/Th) from 8:30am to 3pm
  • 5 full days, from 8:30am to 3pm

*Children entering Preschool must turn 3-years-old by December 31 of the year they will be starting the program, and must be potty-trained.

Pre-K Program (4-years-old)

  • 5 full days from 8:30am to 3pm

Kindergarten Program (5-years-old)

  • Full-day program only; Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 3pm
What is a day like in FASP Maternelle?
Explore our Our Preschool, Pre-K and Kindergarten Curriculum

Young children have an amazing capacity to learn, to adapt, and to accept new ideas and perspectives with ease — much more naturally than teenagers or adults.

This makes early childhood the perfect time to learn a second language and gain the lifelong benefits that include:

  • Greater cultural awareness
  • Increased reading comprehension
  • Better at focusing and making decisions
  • Stronger performance on standardized tests
  • Higher average salaries in adulthood
Learn more about the benefits of a bilingual education


“The French American School of Princeton is an impressive school. It gives the children the best of both the French and the American education. Our 2 boys – 9 and 11 years old – have been attending the school since their youngest age and are totally bilingual. Not only they are happy kids and absolutely love their school, but they also benefit from very high educational academic standards, learn strong human values and are self-confident. The educational community is exemplary, enhancing excellence, curiosity, creativity and respect. The kindergarten, elementary and middle schools are all exceptional. We highly trust this school and are so grateful to the way they prepare our children for their future.” Cécile F. –FASP Parent

Your child’s world is bigger, more interesting, more challenging and more connected than ever before.

A FASP education 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.