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


Learn more about our program and visit FISW. We offer tours Tuesday mornings at 9:30am and by appointment. Visiting is 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, as well as applications for the 2017-2018 school year. 2017-2018 applications are due February 17, interviews will take place in early Spring, and admission decisions will be sent on March 17.  If you are interested in applying, our online application can be found here.

You may also fill out our inquiry form here.

Open House and Admission Coffees

We invite you to join us at an Open House on Saturday, January 7 from 1:30-3:30 and Admission Coffees on December 13, January 18 and February 9 at 9:00am. These events provide an opportunity to learn more about our program, meet current teachers, parents and administrators, tour the facilities, and ask any questions you may have. Children are welcome to accompany you. To RSVP please e-mail admission@fisw.org

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 and here to read articles from the New York Times and Seattle Times.

The 2015-2018 FISW Strategic Plan is available here.

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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