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. Our French immersion program runs through kindergarten, and the dual-language French and American program from grades one through eight. FASRI welcomes non-French speaking children up to and including Kindergarten. Please come and visit us to find out more. Our doors are open to welcome you.

  • October 2, 2014
    The best and the brightest: the certification process for teachers in France

    “The process of becoming an educator in France is extremely rigorous and competitive,” notes Head of School, Jean-Yves Carpanèse. “By the time they arrive at FASRI they have undergone years of training. Not only that, but they must compete against their peers to qualify for certification by the Ministry of Education.”

  • September 24, 2014
    Jean-Yves Carpanèse launches series with discussion of French network

    What does our connection to the French educational system actually mean for our kids and the educators who come to our community to teach our children? These were some of the question Jean-Yves Carpanèse seeks to cover in his coffee series with the Head of School this year. The first topic, which began on Tuesday, September 23 covers the network of French schools abroad.

  • September 10, 2014
    A new sports program for the Middle School

    On September 10, Middle School students enjoyed their first physical education class at the Providence Country Day School as part of a new cooperative athletic program between FASRI and PCD.

  • July 8, 2014
    FASRI Board of Trustees names Jennifer Tomasik as new chair

    The French-American School of Rhode Island is pleased to welcome Jennifer Tomasik as the new chair of the Board of Trustees. Ms. Tomasik is a FASRI parent and has served on the Board since September 2012. This year, she led the head of school search as chair of the search committee. She brings strong and effective leadership to her new role on the school’s governing body. As a principal at CFAR, a private management consulting firm based in Boston and Philadelphia, she heads the Healthcare group, is a member of the firm’s management team and has distinguished herself in her field by finding creative solutions to complex organizational challenges.

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“I truly believe in children receiving a multilingual education. I believe this should be the norm for ALL children in this country.”
- FASRI parent


Please help us reach our goal of $45,000! The FASRI Fund is vital to our students' success: your gift makes makes all the difference. Thank you.

Other ways to help

Admissions Breakfast Thursday, October 30 

Take a tour and meet our new Head of School, Jean-Yves Carpanèse. Please email to register. 


Open House Saturday, November 15

Join us at our fall Open House on Saturday, November 15, 2014, 10am-1pm. Please call our Admissions office at 401 274 3325, or email to learn more about our school.

FASRI Language Center

Language classes for adults and children. All welcome! Please click here for the Spring 2014 brochure. Find out more


Have fun in French! Our afterschool clubs are now open for fall 2014 registration. Click here to view a list of clubs offered and details about how to sign up. All our clubs are open to the community.


Our 2014 Summer Camp was a great success. Stay tuned here for details about FASRI October camp, held during our vacation week, October 20 - 24.

Learn more about camps at FASRI