French American International School
8500 NW Johnson Street
Portland OR 97229
The French American International School (FAIS) is a preschool through 8th grade independent school with an internationally focused curriculum offering French immersion through 5th grade and French German Spanish and Mandarin language study in the Middle School. FAIS has two academic divisions: the Lower School for students in preschool through 5th grade and the Gilkey International Middle School for 6th through 8th grades. The School’s international program is designed to prepare students for the global economy of tomorrow by empowering them to become solid thinkers and good citizens with a global perspective.
The School’s 15-acre campus is surrounded by woods and wetlands and features a new Center for the Arts library and multicultural center cutting-edge science and computer labs two gymnasiums a music center two art studios a large commons area a nature trail and outdoor classrooms a playground with covered play structures and a covered play area for outdoor sports.
The French American International School was founded in 1979 and is now one of the largest independent schools in the Portland metropolitan area. FAIS is the only independent school in the Portland area that is fully accredited by both the French Ministry of Education the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS). FAIS is also authorized as an IB World School.