After-School Math Club

Math Club at The French American Academy

Mathematician and “human computer” Shakuntala Devi said “Numbers have life, they’re not just symbols on paper”. Indeed, seeking the stories and information behind numerical data is a key skill in learning to interpret and contextualize our complex world. FAA students from 5th to 8th grade are diving deeper into the rich life of numbers in […]

Our Child-Centered Communication Strategy

Child-centered school

At the French American Academy, we believe that communication among parents, teachers, and the school administration is absolutely essential for the well-being of each child. Using the Responsive Classroom approach to parent communication, we make every effort to ensure that each parent/guardian has the knowledge and information they need about their children’s academic and social […]

Bilingual Parents’ Breakfasts

At the French American Academy, a unique feature of our school year is when students invite their parents into our classes for a breakfast showcasing bilingual projects. Our bilingual lessons, when teachers and students collaborate in French and English to create projects that emphasize knowledge building and language sharing, are some of the most worthwhile […]

Linking Goals with Actions for a Healthier Planet

Sustainability in a private school

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 French American Academy

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 […]