FASP Dual-Language Program
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Your child has the innate ability to learn multiple languages. The French American School of Princeton provides the immersive, supportive learning experience necessary for children to develop that remarkable ability.
Our bilingual, multicultural program is a well-balanced combination of French and American teaching methods, which encourage self-confidence, creativity, collaboration, and mutual respect.
The cross-language transfer of skills takes place gradually to ensure a proper command of both languages.
Our challenging dual-language curriculum develops curiosity and a love of learning, ensuring graduates speak fluently in both languages, become independent thinkers, and adapt easily to wherever the world takes them.
FASP welcomes students 30 months old through Eighth Grade.
- Students joining FASP in Preschool, Pre-K, and Kindergarten do not need to have any prior knowledge of French.
- For students joining FASP in Grades One to Three who are native English language speakers at home, additional support in French is provided by our experienced faculty, which enables students to acquire the vocabulary, reading, and communication skills necessary to thrive in a bilingual environment.
- Students joining FASP in Grade Four through Eight must demonstrate French Language proficiency and take part in an academic assessment prior to admission.
What does it mean to be bilingual?
Being fully bilingual means you can understand, speak, read, and write in two languages. It is a specific and invaluable journey that occurs over several years. Being immersed in a bilingual school environment is an ideal way to acquire fluency in another language.
You don’t need to know a language to help your child learn it.
Our FASP community works together to ensure the success of our students. By allowing your child to have his/her own experiences, and by supporting the bilingual process, you will give your child an essential advantage that will last a lifetime.
Taking a foreign-language class is not enough.
To become fully bilingual and bi-literate, you cannot simply learn the language — you must live the language. Choosing a bilingual education for your child is a very important and valuable decision. We provide the information necessary to guide you through this process.