FISW is proud to prioritize sustainability and eco-consciousness through our Green School program. A Faculty & Staff Green Team, as well as a Student Green Committee, actively work to make the Green School initiative an everyday part of the FISW experience.
Green School is a part of our program at every grade level. From the Petits who can proudly explain whether an item goes in the green, blue, or black bin to the Kindergarteners carefully tending their vegetable garden, to the upper elementary students creating a Green Charter and crafting videos and posters to share with the wider school community, our students are committed to creating a more sustainable school and world, and spreading the word to others!
In School Year 2022-2023, FISW was proud to achieve Level 1 Green Certification from King County, focusing on waste reduction. In 2022-2023, we are achieving Level 2 by focusing on energy conservation.
As an accredited French school, we also achieved Level 2 Green Certification in 2021-2022 from the Agence des Ecoles Francais aux Etats-Unis (AEFE) for involving the entire FISW community (teachers, staff, students, and families) in our sustainable development project. We are the first school in North America to achieve this Level 2 certification.
FISW participated in an assembly program offered by the city of Bellevue, WA.
This program is designed for kindergarten to 5th grade students. It entertains as it educates students about how waste reduction, recycling and composting help the earth’s land, water, and climate. Presented by two professional actors in a lively, interactive theatrical format, it reminds students how to keep waste out of the landfill and make everyday choices at school and at home that have the least impact on the planet.
This assembly was a great way to kick off the school year and motivate everyone to participate in our school’s efforts to reduce waste and recycle