Events and Highlights
September 27: PTA Meeting / Wine & Cheese Social
September 30: Coffee Social @ Drop Off
October 1: Wine Tasting @ NW Cellars
October 3: Enrichment Classes Start
October 5: Auction Meeting
October 8: Gardening Day
October 14: In Service Day (No School)
October 17: 1st Aid / CPR Training
October 19: 1st Aid / CPR Training
October 20: Pumpkin Carving Party
October 24: Fall Break - Childcare available
October 25: Fall Break - Childcare available
October 26: Fall Break - Childcare available
October 27: Fall Break - Childcare available
Welcome • Bienvenue
The French Immersion School of Washington is a non-profit, bilingual day school for all children aged 2 1/2 to 11 years old. The school adheres to the curriculum of the world-renowned French Ministry of Education while exceeding American scholastic standards.
The FISW mission is to provide an excellent bilingual education in a welcoming environment that encourages critical thinking and curiosity.
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.