Preschool, Pre-K & Kindergarten

An Exceptional Early Start

In Maternelle (the French name for Preschool, Pre-K and Kindergarten), we take joy in this important responsibility of educating your child. We believe that all children have the ability to be meaningfully engaged in the learning process when they are supported, encouraged, and appreciated. Our dual-language program stimulates a child's natural ability to learn new languages while encouraging young learners to explore, discover, and create in a comfortable bilingual and multicultural environment.

The FASP curriculum is designed to build a strong academic foundation while encouraging creativity and supporting a child's inquisitive nature. Through a nurturing approach, children develop their innate curiosity through a love of learning in a safe and secure environment.

Maternelle Programs

Preschool Program Options (30 month-olds)

  • 5 full days, from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
  • 5 mornings, from 8:30 am to 11:50 am
  • 3 full days, from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Pre-K Program (4 years old by September 31*)

  • 5 full days from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kindergarten Program (5 years old by September 31*)

  • 5 full days from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

*Exception to the cut-off date can be made when there are clear educational reasons.

Young children have a remarkable capacity to learn and to easily adopt and accept new ideas and perspectives. This makes early childhood an ideal time to learn a second language and gain the lifelong benefits a bilingual education provides. A FASP education challenges students to expand their comfort zones. This ensures that they are well-prepared to travel with the ability to adapt to change as they make their unique mark on our global society.

At FASP, your child’s world becomes bigger, more interesting, more challenging, and more connected than ever before!

What is a day like in FASP Maternelle?

Explore Our Preschool, Pre-K and Kindergarten Curriculum

“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 are they happy kids and absolutely love their school, but they also benefit from an exceptional education program with high academic standards that are infused with strong values that encourage self-confidence. The educational faculty is exemplary in enhancing excellence while promoting curiosity, creativity, and mutual respect. The kindergarten, elementary, and middle schools are all exceptional. We highly trust this school and are so grateful for the way they prepare our children for their future.”

— Cécile F., FASP Parent