Linking Goals with Actions for a Healthier Planet

Teaching Kids Sustainable Habits

For the last three weeks, students of all ages at the French American Academy have been boosting their efforts to reduce waste, recycle plastic and paper, walk, cycle, or ride a scooter, reuse materials, enjoy nature, and more. These small actions and gestures are all part of the “My Little Planet” (Ma Petite Planète) challenge, […]

Coding Class: A Cross-Curricular Powerhouse

Coding for kids in elementary school

The French American Academy started offering coding classes to its Elementary and Middle School students in 2018. As the years have passed, coding has been integrated into our STEM curriculum for younger and younger grades, and this year, for the first time, even our kindergarten students are learning the basics of analytical thinking and problem […]

Daring to Dream at the FAA

“We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education. The complete education gives one not only power of concentration, but worthy objectives upon which to concentrate.” –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  For the second year in a row, the French American Academy designated Martin Luther King Jr […]

Taking Strides to Improve Water Access

Georgie Badiel's Visit at Englewood and Jersey City school, The French American Academy

Imagine living in a situation where every drop of water is precious, where instead of just turning on the faucet, the effort to get water involves walking for miles and carrying heavy loads for you and your children. This is the modern-day reality for people dealing with water scarcity all over the world, and Georgie […]

Autumn Farm Trip for Lower Grade Classes

By Rose Spicher In honor of the first few days of “La Semaine Du Goût”, French American Academy Pre-K4, kindergarten, and first grade classes teamed up for a fantastic autumn trip to Alstede Farms in Chester, NJ. The classes were broken up into small mixed age groups, each led by an FAA teacher or parent […]

La Semaine Du Goût at FAA

The French American Academy - La Semaine Du Goût at FAA

By Rose Spicher From October 10-16, in French schools throughout the world, students participated in a uniquely French cultural experience: tasting, exploring, enjoying, and experimenting with food during  “La Semaine Du Goût”. What is La Semaine Du Goût? The “week of flavor” started out as a single day on October 15 1990, when schools and […]