North Seattle French School opened in the fall of 2013 with a single kindergarten class. Since then, we have grown by one grade each year and established a preschool as well. In the 2018-2019 school year, we will reach 5th grade, achieving our goal as a full bilingual elementary school in Seattle.
Our school began when a handful of parents shared the dream of a local French-American school, and then worked hard to make it a reality. Some were French speakers themselves who sought to retain their heritage, others were seeking the benefits of bilingual education, and all were motivated by the desire to foster a sense of global citizenship in their children.
With support from our families, teachers, staff, board, and administrators from established bilingual schools all across the country and here in the Northwest, we have built and continue to grow a school that embodies the best of both worlds: the academic rigor and proven organization of the French curriculum together with the student-focused, project-based and social-emotional learning approaches increasingly embraced in the United States.
Our international community of families represents many different countries and languages. The global mindset our students gain from the immersion environment, as well as the relationships they form here, are gifts that will shape their choices, their opportunities, and their paths for the rest of their lives.
We look forward to welcoming you into our community to join us in raising global citizens of tomorrow.