Snow Delays/Closure

January 16, 2020

Due to difficult road conditions, there will be:

  • A two-hour late start for elementary only (NSFS will open at 10:15 a.m. and classes will begin at 10:30 a.m.)
  • No morning preschool (PS/MS classes are cancelled.)
  • No bus services.
  • GLOBE and after-school classes will begin at their regular schedule.
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Interested in admissions?

Application deadline is January 31, 2020 for the 2020/2021 school year.

Upcoming Open House Dates:

  • Thursday, February 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

(Applications for the 2019-20 school year are also welcome and will be considered on a rolling basis as long as space is available.)

Welcome to North Seattle French School (Ecole Bilingue de Seattle)

semer les graines de l’avenir / sowing the seeds of the future

We are a Seattle-area elementary and preschool offering immersion French and bilingual education.

Events/News

Camp Around the World

Tuesday, February 18 – Friday, February 21

This camp will be a fun way for students to learn about Switzerland, Qatar, Guatemala, and Morocco through games, music, STEAM activities and more! Register now! Non-NSFS students are welcome.

Now Hiring!

After School Care Helpers

After-school care is conducted in English, so no knowledge of French is necessary. Read more on our Employment page.

Our mission is to cultivate a community of globally minded independent thinkers through bilingual education.

Our Values

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION
DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION
ENGAGED COMMUNITY OF FAMILIES
ENGAGED COMMUNITY OF FAMILIES
INTEGRATED CURRICULUM: BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
INTEGRATED CURRICULUM: BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Read What Parents Have to Say About Our School

  • This school is small but mighty, with dedicated teachers, a terrific community, and a huge heart! It is amazing to see kids who had no French experience now speak fluently. I love that the school is so dedicated to social and emotional growth, so that kids are not just learning math and letters, but also how to be good human beings—kind, aware, responsible, and creative. I highly recommend NSFS for families looking to raise thoughtful, globally-minded young people!

  • NSFS is a unique school in that it combines French immersion and the French curriculum with student-focused teaching styles in the classroom, such as the Positive Discipline method. The result is a wonderful blend: the mind-opening benefits of language immersion together with engaged, curious students and a dedicated and passionate parent community. We have had a great experience here.

  • We were initially reluctant to leave the public system but are glad we took this path! NSFS has a great learning environment and a community feel. We've made lots of new friends, and our kids' teachers are very professional and caring. After two years, our children's French is almost perfect. Worth the investment.

  • Our daughter attends North Seattle French School's preschool and she loves it. The teachers are incredibly talented, the families open-armed and inclusive. We have created such a great community, helping each other out and supporting a friendly and positive learning environment.

  • My kids have been attending NSFS for four years now, and our family loves it. The staff is dedicated to making sure every student succeeds. The community of parents is unbelievable; the support and friendships built have helped our family through difficult times. My kids are happy to go to school every day. The curriculum is rigorous and challenging, and the student-teacher ratio is low, which allows for kids to learn French quickly.

  • Our kids already spoke French at home before starting NSFS, but for us it was important that they learn to read and write in both English and French. Our experience at the school has been very positive, and we feel very fortunate that our sons have the opportunity to grow and learn in such a supportive, nurturing, and multicultural environment. The school truly lives by its mission and we have been most impressed by the level of global awareness that pervades all aspects of the curriculum.