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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.
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 RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space.
We also have an Open House scheduled for Saturday, January 10 from 1:30-3:30pm, where you can learn about our immersion education, meet teachers and visit classrooms. We will start with a short presentation from our Head of School, answer questions and break into groups for classroom tours. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
Admission Coffees are also a great way to learn more about FISW. Come for an informal, round-table discussion about our school and our curriculum with our Head of School and Pedagogical Director. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for one of the following dates:
- Friday, January 23, 9:30am
- Monday, February 9, 9:30am
- Friday, February 27, 9:30am
If you're interested in starting in September, we still have room for a few students. It's best to apply as soon as possible. Our online aplication can be found here.
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.