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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, free expression, and acceptance, as you expand your budding language abilities in both French and English and gain confidence in your own voice.

That is how it is to experience learning in the FASP Elementary School. At FASP, students in grades 1-5 build on their Maternelle academic skills to become independent, critical thinkers who are ready to complete their education anywhere in the world.

It can only happen with a solid mastery of language: the key tool for freedom of thought.

At the elementary level, language is at the core 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 School standards-based system.

As 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.

FASP Elementary School faculty utilize a well-balanced combination of French and American teaching methods that encourage self-confidence, creativity, and mutual respect.

  • Our curriculum exceeds the educational requirements of both the State of New Jersey and the French Ministry of Education.
  • Subjects are taught in both English and French.
  • Structured learning skills include organization and methodology.

In addition to exemplary academics, FASP nurtures the physical, psychological and emotional health of our students through a range of health and wellness support services that enhance those important areas of wellbeing.

Student Health & Wellness


 

Elementary School News

Earth Day
  • Elementary School
  • Why FASP

What better way to appreciate our planet than with a scavenger hunt?
 

Reading Rally
  • Elementary School
  • Why FASP

Our bilingual Rallye Lecture was a success! Elementary students were rewarded for reading many books during a one-month competition timeline. An assembly was organized to hand them a well-deserved diploma in recognition of their accomplishments!

Trip to PEEC
  • Elementary School
  • Why FASP

The Pocono Environmental Education Center camping experience is a highly anticipated trip by our 5th grade students, one that fosters self-reliance and a deep appreciation for nature.

Climate Fresk
  • Elementary School
  • Why FASP

Empowering change one workshop at a time! Played by 1.2 million people worldwide, the Climate Fresk is a fun and creative workshop that spreads climate literacy and inspires action.

Captain Rightmire
  • Elementary School
  • Why FASP

Welcome back Captain Rightmire! 👨‍✈️ Captain Rightmire, a FASP parent, First Officer at Southwest Airlines and trainer of 'Adopt-A-Pilot' program, is a regular visitor to our Grade 5 class!

“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 they can each converse without problems 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. However, 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 and engaging. As important, they teach the kids to be good people with good values and manners. I highly recommend the learning experience for children at FASP, and 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 expand their comfort zones. This ensures that they are well-prepared to travel with the ability to adapt to change while they make their unique mark on our global society.


 

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