What's the key developmental advantage of dual-language education? It builds stronger, more complex, agile minds. The French-American School of Rhode Island (FASRI) is a unique educational alternative for preschool through eighth grade. FASRI welcomes non French-speaking children from preschool up through the eight grade. Please come and visit us to find out more. Our doors are open to welcome you.

  • January 5, 2015
    Alumni profile: Christopher Kniesche

    Before attending pre-med at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Christopher Kniesche ('09) decided to take a gap year to travel, see the world and explore his interests in greater depth before continuing his academic studies. He went to the Chitwan District, Nepal to work in a hospital, then to Saint-Louis, in northwest Senegal where he taught and played soccer on a local team. Read more about his experience.

  • December 17, 2014
    A glimpse into the math and science classroom at FASRI Middle School

    “Steve Murphy (Middle School math and science teacher) is excellent at developing clear routines and strategies for the classroom that help students understand what is required of them. This allows them to delve more deeply into the subject matter," Jeremy Freitas, Director of the Middle School. Click here to learn more about the curriculum.

  • December 10, 2014
    Widening the circle: new programs for FASRI

    On Tuesday, December 9, the Board of Trustees gave the green light for three new programs beginning in the fall of 2015, and Jean-Yves Carpanèse met with the Parent Association the following morning to make the announcement. FASRI will now be offering a Late Immersion program to teach French to students entering first through the fifth grade, an Italian Language Program which will provide an immersion program for children entering preschool through kindergarten, and an International Track for students in the Middle School with no prior knowledge of French.

  • December 3, 2014
    Never too late to become bilingual

    This year, FASRI has begun accepting applications from students entering kindergarten through the fifth grade. Click here to read more about our Late Immersion Program.

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“As a multi-lingual family, having a school that offers an integrated second language is important. We believe that it will give our child an advantage in the future.”
- FASRI parent


Please help us reach our goal of $55,000! The FASRI Fund is vital to our students' success: your gift makes makes all the difference. Thank you.

Other ways to help

Admissions application deadline
January 31, 2015

We are now accepting application from non French-speaking students of all ages. Email for more information on all the exciting new programs at FASRI.


Sponsorship opportunities

As we work on our upcoming spring fundraising event, we have sponsorship opportunities to offer! Support FASRI's unique program while promoting your company. More details here. Thank you!

FASRI Language Center

Language classes for adults and children. All welcome! Please stay tuned for our exciting new programs.


Have fun in French! Our next session of afterschool clubs will begin on Monday, January 26. Click here to view a sample list of clubs and stay tuned for our new offerings and sign-up details. All our clubs are open to the community.


Our 2014 October Camp was a great success.

Learn more about camps at FASRI