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Welcome • Bienvenue

Welcome! FISW is a non-profit, bilingual preschool and elementary school for children ages 2 1/2 to 11 years old, preschool - 5th grade.


Are you looking for a learning environment that is warm and nurturing?

That will help you child become a global citizen and multi-culturally aware? That will help your child develop critical thinking skills and encourage curiosity? Click here to learn why FISW is the right fit for your family.


Register now for FISW Summer Camp!

At FISW, summer camp includes a new theme-related adventure every week. Your child will experience fun activities like cooking, sports, music and songs, building, arts and crafts, and more, depending on the week. Every sunny day will include lots of outside play. Our bilingual staff will conduct the camp in French, but French language experience is not required. Click here for more information and to register online. Please e-mail summercamp@fisw.org with any questions.

Admission

Learn more about our program and visit FISW. Tours are usually on Tuesday mornings at 9:30am, and are a great way to learn more about our school! Please RSVP to admission@fisw.org to reserve your space.

We are currently accepting 2016-2017 applications on a rolling basis. If you're interested in applying, our online application can be found here.

You may also fill out our inquiry form here.


Why Bilingual?


Two languages are better than one!

As our world becomes fully interconnected, succeeding in the 21st century will require new ways of thinking, strong language skills and an open mind. Being bilingual has concrete advantages, and at FISW, we have an international parent body with families from around the world. Graduates are fluent in French, English and their native language.


Why a bilingual preschool?

Exposure to a second language should begin as early as possible, as the human brain is wired to learn language during early childhood. Immersion duplicates the conditions in which we all learn our first language—extended contact with a community of fluent speakers—and is by far the most effective method of language teaching.


For more information about the benefits of being bilingual, click here to read this New York Times article.

4211 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE, Bellevue WA 98008 P: 425.653.3970 F: 425.643.2938 Web: www.fisw.org Email: info@fisw.org
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