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The French American School of Arizona

Private | PK-5 | 50 students

We are best known for our French Immersion Program.
 
 

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $118,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $800.

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Posted April 21, 2012

Our daughter started at this school at about 16 months of age with almost no knowledge of French. She has since learned many French words, understands requests in French and is learning many new songs. She loves going here every single day and even gets excited before we leave the house in the morning saying "school! school!" with a big smile on her face. She likes all of the teachers at the school and the environment is so warm and friendly. All of the children here seem to do so well and the teaching staff and co-founders are not only very experienced with teaching children but they really love them as well.
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Posted September 19, 2011

My Daughter is 4 years old and she has been with the Frencham since its opening in August 2010. I was recommended to go and see Corinne Arnout (French Am co-founder and Principal) by my French neighbor who was at the time the Vice President of Alliance Fran aise Scottsdale. We are very happy with the school and my daughter NEVER want to leave the school when i pick her up at 3:30 because she LOVES being there so much.
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Posted September 19, 2011

We have 2 boys, 3 & 5, who attend the French American School of Arizona. They started at the end of the school year in 2011. We do not speak French at home, but they are already beginning to understand words and phrases. They absolutely love the school and their teachers. We love the small class size and individualized attention the boys receive. Both Corinne and Patrice are great people, and they are very passionate about their school.
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Posted June 24, 2011

Our son came into the French American school without any French knowledge or background at the age of 3. From day one he adored his teachers and has thrived ever since being there. By the end of the year his comprehension level has increased dramatically and is speaking basic phrases as well. He tells his Dad everyday that his Dad needs to learn how to speak French, too! We love the small school atmosphere and careful attention to not just the children's education but their well being as well. Highly recommend this school and excited to continue our son's education here!
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Posted June 7, 2011

My two children (about to turn 5 and 3 years old) attend the French American school and are thriving there. We moved to Arizona in the fall of 2010 after 5 years in Paris and both of our children were raised tri-lingual, with French and English as the dominant languages. I expected my 4-year old daughter's fluency in French to decrease after leaving France but thanks to the school's immersion program, her French is as strong as it was when we lived in Paris (to my great relief and delight). My son's mastery of French is excellent for a 2-year old. We are delighted with the school and its nurturing approach. We also like the international feel of the school. Class size is small, which means the students get a lot of attention. Corrine Arnout, the principal and founder, used to run the preschool at the Int'l School of Arizona and she is experienced, patient, and dedicated. She is flexible with after-school care arrangements, which is very helpful for us.
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Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Foreign languages spoken by school staff Arabic languages
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • French
Foreign languages taught
  • French
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • French

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Kitchen
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Corinne & Patrice Arnout
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 2 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • French Curriculum
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Foreign languages
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • French
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • French
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • French
Extra learning resources offered
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Flag football
  • Gymnastics
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Flag football
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • None
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
More from this school
  • Our objective is to help families who wish to have their children learn a new language and those who are raising children in a bi-lingual family. We give children the opportunity to communicate, read and write in both languages fluently. The aim of The French American School of Arizona is to give children the desire to learn in a friendly and fun environment.
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Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$6000 - $9000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
No.
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2222 S. Price Rd
Tempe, AZ 85282
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Phone: (480) 334-9655

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