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 up to and including Kindergarten. Please come and visit us to find out more. Our doors are open to welcome you.
Jean-Yves Carpanèse was formally installed as Head of the French-American School of Rhode Island on October 7, 2014. Click here to read about the ceremony, the remarks and the honored guests at the event.
"In Paris, we all watched in amazement and delight as Annabelle asked directions in perfect French and translated menus for us. One day, as we strolled around Montmarte, I saw a hair salon and Annabelle and I decided to get haircuts. In we went. The proprietor began talking to me in rapid French, and before I could mutter an apology, Annabelle began talking back, negotiating prices and specifics of how we wanted our hair cut. The man looked at me, stunned, and in heavily accented French asked, 'Where is she from to have this beautiful accent?'"
“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.”
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.
“A child can enter FASRI speaking only one language... That same child can leave speaking, reading, writing, listening and thinking in two languages - a great opportunity for anyone in the 21st century.”
Take a tour and meet our new Head of School, Jean-Yves Carpanèse. Please email email@example.com to register.
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