Welcome to The French American Academy, where we inspire open-mindedness, curiosity, a strong work ethic & a lifelong love of learning.
By combining the best of French, American, & international education, students develop the multiple perspectives that will help them think critically & globally.
Come discover the magic in our classrooms, where students learn to fly by their own wings.
Fostering Global Citizenship with our International Education
Cultivating Multiple Perspectives through Bilingual Co-Teaching
Nurturing Healthy Students with our Social & Emotional Learning
Developing Critical Thinking with our Project-Based Approach
With three campuses located across New Jersey for students aged 2.5 to 14 years old and with more than 55 nationalities across all our campuses, we truly are an International school.
Find your nearest campus and schedule a visit to discover how we equip our students to live happy and fulfilled lives.
Fostering 21st Century Skills for Student Success
My daughter has attended since the FAA opened in 2013, and she absolutely loves her school. I have gotten to know personally the very approachable, dynamic, and competent management team. The 3 sections K/Pre-K, Elementary and Middle School are equally strong and provide children with a top-notch education with a level of cultural exposure and fully bilingual setting you will not find elsewhere. Why should you consider this school? For a French family it is a no-brainer. Half of the teachers come from France bringing with them the culture and teaching philosophy. The level is significantly above public schools in France. Even for French parents settled permanently in the US, why deny your child the chance to be completely fluent and be able to communicate in French with grand-parents back home? For American families, the English program is very rigorous, with advanced materials, and children are at no disadvantage vs those in the best private schools. 8th graders have gone on to some of the best high-schools in NY/NJ. As a bonus you will enjoy being connected with the international community of the FAA. And yes your child will be bilingual.
Steven Pradet, father of 6th Grader
“It’s a wonderful school! Our daughters did not speak French until a couple of years ago, and now they love it! They are also getting so excited about reading and math. We love the small class sizes and the intimate feel.”
Parents of Elementary Students
“Our son attends the Middle School and we have been very impressed with the quality of the teaching and his bilingual educational experience in Math, Science, and Humanities overall. You don’t have to be from a French-speaking country to feel welcome and see your child thrive. We would highly recommend the Middle School to prospective families.”
Parent of Middle Schooler
“Small class size and very attentive teachers. The school operates like a small community. The school is sensitive and very responsive to child allergies and that is very important to me. My son started the school at age 2 already fully understanding French, however, he did not speak it back. Being fully immersed in this environment has gotten him to a place where he is comfortable speaking the language and at 3 he is actually speaking both English and French, knows who to speak which language to and can even translate for me (non-French speaker). The school also keeps up with technology, there’s an app where the teachers post often and there’s a communication weekly letting us parents know what the focus is for the week. I’m very pleased with the school.”
“After a year and a half we are thrilled that we made the decision to switch to FAA. Sonya’s experience has been absolutely wonderful. She will continue on to high school and college with not only strong academic foundation and fantastic command of French but also with incredible confidence and love of learning that the teachers instilled in her. Every faculty member has gone above and beyond in their support, care and encouragement. She calls some teachers her friends. I find it amazing. I could not wish a better Middle school experience for Sonya.”
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Frequently Asked Questions
Learning a second language does not mean a child’s brain will have less space for the first language. In fact, research since the 1980’s show that learning a second language actually stimulate brain development and improve cognitive skills.
Our accreditation from the Middle States Association and the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools ensures that our curriculum aligns with both US Common Core standards, on top of the rigorous French education standards.
Your child can expect a smooth transition to an American or French school due to being accredited by both the US Department of Education and the French Education Ministry.
Our curriculum is recognized by all accredited American & French Schools, both in the US and abroad.
Learning a third language is a rewarding and enriching experience for a child, especially at a young age. Research suggests that being exposed to multiple languages has numerous benefits for cognitive and language development. Children have a natural ability to learn languages and are often able to pick up new languages more easily than adults. So, if your child is already proficient in two languages, learning a third language may come more naturally to them.
Don’t hesitate to encourage your child to take on this challenge and expand their linguistic abilities – they may surprise you with their progress and success