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Address
8500 NW Johnson St
Portland, OR 97229
Telephone
(503) 292-7776

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$100
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
None

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$20,108
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
From French American International School

Are you looking for the small class sizes and top-tier academics of a private school?

Do you want your child to develop the heightened cognitive, emotional, and interpersonal skills to succeed in a global, interconnected world?

Discover why families believe their child's future begins at FAIS: the longest-established language immersion in Portland, and the only school in Portland authorized by the International Baccalaureate for preschool-8th grade.

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School Details

Grades
PK, K-8
Students
488
Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Full-Time Teachers
48
Part-Time Teachers
12

Students

Students
488
Gender
  • Female
    55%
  • Male
    45%
Student Diversity
  • White
    62.1%
  • Multiracial
    19.9%
  • Asian
    7.2%
  • Unknown
    5.7%
  • African American
    2.5%
  • Hispanic
    2.3%
  • Native American
    0.2%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.2%
    Living in the Area
    A
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C-
    2. Good for Families
      A-
    3. Housing
      C
    Area Feel
    Suburban
    Median Household Income
    $61,532
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,109
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $352,700
    National
    $184,700

    French American International School Reviews

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    French American Int'l School has been wonderful for my two daughters. Not only do they teach high-quality language immersion but the arts, technology, music and PE are all infused in their core learning. The middle school (Gilkey) gives fantastic structure for those awkward tween years. Small class sizes and a dedicated group of teachers who have been there forever make a vibrant learning environment. The IB program is an added bonus that enhances their studies considerably. The IB load starts early and continues all the way through middle school, setting them up for a rigorous high school curriculum. Not all immersion schools provide this level of high-quality studies. French American walks their talk. Plus, they are building a new facility for their middle school! It is definitely worth checking out. The one drawback is the pick up/drop off process. It gets bogged down pretty fast.
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    I can't say enough good things about this French immersion school!I It is such a good fit for our children and we rest assured that they will be more than fully prepared for an IB diploma program in high school. Native language speakers, small classroom size, individuation, inquiry based learning and IB framework summarize how the students are on the path towards becoming life long learners! From PE to Art, Music, Language classes, Math & Science, our kids are such well rounded global citizens!
    My family loves this school. My kids have been attending FAIS for 7 yrs and I highly recommend it. We decided to invest in private education for elementary and middle school because of the small class sizes. What I've learned about IB education is that it's the most powerful learning pedagogy out there and provides the skills to work collaboratively through inquiry-based learning. It is amazing. Honestly, the immersion language was an unforeseen bonus. We have no connection with France, but it is truly amazing that our children are learning in another language. This is such a unique combination. Other language immersion schools in the nation are coming to this school to learn about the IB-immersion combination. I am so impressed by the faculty here. They are so invested in the school and each student. Even my kids truly enjoy their teachers. I highly recommend this school.