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About The French American School of Tampa Bay...
Address
2100 62nd Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
Telephone
(727) 800-2159
Website

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
None

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$13,500
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 The French American School of Tampa Bay

Bonjour! The French American School of Tampa Bay offers you the unique opportunity to give your child the lifelong Gift of Language in an authentic, French Immersion environment that is ideal for young children to become bilingual naturally. The language of instruction in all subjects – math, social studies, science etc. - is French, and students learn the same way they learned their native tongue, first listening and observing, and eventually speaking, reading and writing. Music, art and play are also integral to our mission to teach the whole child at this extraordinary time in their development.

We invite you to explore our website and set up a visit to our beautifully renovated school and playground - take a private tour, during which you can observe our approach at work in the classrooms, meet our teachers and ask plenty of questions. Our school is growing and we would love to have your family join us during this exciting time. We look forward to meeting you - Merci!

School Details

Grades
PK, K-12
Students
31
Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Full-Time Teachers
3
Part-Time Teachers
2

Students

Students
31
Gender
  • Female
    45%
  • Male
    55%
Student Diversity
  • White
    35.5%
  • Multiracial
    29%
  • International
    25.8%
  • Unknown
    9.7%

Preschool

Annual Cost
$11,500
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
3
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
Website
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    Yes
  • Offers Part Week
    Yes
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    Living in the Area
    B+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      B+
    2. Good for Families
      B
    3. Housing
      B-
    Median Household Income
    $31,771
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $881
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $76,400
    National
    $184,700

    The French American School of Tampa Bay Reviews

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    FASTB provides a unique language immersion experience from early childhood through all grade levels. The children have so much fun while learning. Students learn French by living the language and culture throughout the school day, guided by native speaking teachers in multi-age classrooms. Small class sizes provide lots of individual student attention to maximize learning. The curriculum is rigorous yet play-based and the tech-free environment is a refreshing change of pace. The variety of activities offered including music, arts across the curriculum and yoga further enrich the educational experience. FASTB is a beautiful entirely renovated facility that is filled with staff and administrators who are devoted to their mission. The playground is surrounded by nature with lots of natural shade in both play and picnic areas. The playground structures and design offer ample opportunities for gross motor development for children of all ages. This is a wonderful school!
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    FASTB offers students an experience that is unlike any in the Tampa Bay area. An authentic French environment with native speaking teachers, who teach all subjects in French, and children, who spend the whole day immersed in the language & culture - the results are amazing!

    Many of our students have no French background, so it takes a few months of listening and observing, experiencing everything in context, for them to figure out what was going on. Soon they understand what the teacher is saying, and eventually they begin to speak - in the authentic French accent that they are mimicking! It's incredible what the young mind is capable of - language acquisition, learning a musical instrument, developing artistic skill, it's all here for them during their school day!

    Come for a tour and see the school in action. We have a wonderful community of caring parents who want to give their children the opportunity to become fully bilingual, confident and ready to blossom in the world!
    FASTB has been a wonderful experience for my child. Each day starts with a warm welcome from administration and teachers. I was anticipating a"transition"period to the French immersion day but my daughter came home her first day with a huge smile and singing a French song. After 4 months, she is speaking French in complete sentences. Her reading, writing, and math skills are on target. The music and movement classes and science exploration provide rich experiences. We love it!