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 experience 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.

  • May 13, 2015
    Where John Street meets Broadway

    Viviane Déregnaucourt was looking for a way to help her second grade students practice French and gain some confidence in their language skills this year and the result was a wonderful performance for the whole school.

  • May 5, 2015
    French language education expert Dr. Bernard Dufeu to offer workshop at FASRI

    On May 30 at FASRI, prominent French language education (FLE) expert Dr. Bernard Dufeu will be offering a workshop aimed at improving learning on both an individual level and within a group setting

  • May 5, 2015
    FASRI Alumna Olivia Hewitt combines interest in languages and neuroscience

    FASRI alumna Olivia Hewitt ('11), now a senior at St. Mary Academy-Bay View, has been named Student of the Year by the Rhode Island Foreign Language Association, an award presented to high school students with outstanding academic performance who demonstrate a strong commitment in the study of language. Olivia also attended the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, DC, an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. Olivia has found a fascinating way to combine an interest in the field of neuroscience with her ongoing interest in language. "I want to study what happens when children learn a foreign language the way I did at FASRI," she says.

  • April 29, 2015
    Le Rendez-Vous New Orleans

    On April 10, the ballroom at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet was transformed into a festive, elegant space filled with the sound of jazz and happy voices on the occasion of FASRI’s 21st annual fundraiser, Le Rendez-Vous New Orleans. FASRI’s fundraisers are always highly anticipated by all and Le Rendez-Vous ushered in the spring season in true Dixieland fashion.

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“I am so thankful for being educated in a multilingual environment, for this is what really separates FASRI from other schools. For the rest of my life, I know that being able to speak three different languages fluently will put me ahead of others.”
- FASRI alumnus


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

Accepting applications for 2015/16

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.

FASRI Afterschool

Have fun in French! Click here to view a sample list of clubs and learn more. All our clubs are open to the community.


Open to all, FASRI's 2015 summer camp will run from June 22 to July 17. Each session offers wide variety of fun-filled and educational activities with an emphasis on cultural enrichment, creativity, and hands-on learning. The summer camp complements the FASRI curriculum, with instruction in English and French. Click here to learn more.