At The French American School of Princeton (FASP), being bilingual isn’t just about language. It’s about speaking, writing, reading and thinking in two languages all day long, while living in a multi-lingual/cultural world.
“FASP’s mission is to not only provide a bilingual education, but to do so in a nurturing and creative learning environment where students continually thrive,” says Dominique Velociter, Interim Head of School who joined FASP in
Founded more than two decades ago, FASP welcomes students ranging from preschool through grade 8. While the curriculum puts an emphasis on being fully bilingual and biliterate in French and English by grade five, students are also taught to think critically, appreciate each other’s similarities and differences and communicate efficiently while adapting to the world around them.
Upon completion of grade 8, students at FASP see the world through a different lens. With the built-in capability to navigate dual-linguistic structures and having an increased sense of open-mindedness, students are well-equipped to enter both U.S. and international high schools upon completion of the bilingual program.
Additionally, FASP offers a deep sense of community. Made up of more than 30 nationalities, the school community presents an opportunity for families and team members to experience a diverse array of cultures and languages.
“Within our school community, we always join together as one,” said Velociter. “While our community was fortunate to remain primarily in-person during the 2020-21 academic year, we are planning an amazing new school year that will allow our community to be together.”