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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.
Support FISW and give to our Annual Giving Campaign.
Learn more about our program and visit FISW. Tours are Tuesday mornings at 9:30am, and are a great way to learn more about our school! Please call or email to reserve your space.
We have scheduled Open House and Admission Coffee dates. Please join us!
- Admission Coffee: Tuesday, November 19, 9:30am
- Open House: Saturday, December 14, 1pm
- Open House: Saturday, January 11, 1:30pm
- Admission Coffee: Wednesday, January 29, 9:30am
- Admission Coffee: Thursday, February 27, 9:30am
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.