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

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We are a preschool and elementary school in Seattle, WA, offering immersion French and bilingual education.

Alert Snow Day!

January 20th: Due to snow school for both maternelle and elementary is cancelled today!

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View the Open House Flyer (pdf)

Open House – November 13, 2018, 6:00 p.m.

It’s not too early to start thinking about school admissions for next year. Attend our Open House in November to learn more about North Seattle French School. Check out our Admissions page now for more information on joining our school.

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

Read more about our Mission and Values.

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

By nature of their bilingualism, our students fundamentally understand from a very young age that there is more than one way to say something, more than one way to problem-solve, more than one way to see the world.

Diversity
Diversity

NSFS is dedicated to continually expanding the diversity of cultures, languages and countries represented in our rich community. We are committed to providing opportunities for students from a wide range of backgrounds to attend.

ENGAGED COMMUNITY OF FAMILIES
ENGAGED COMMUNITY OF FAMILIES

We are not just teaching children — we are growing our community of families. We are a family-oriented school, and we encourage parents to actively contribute, whether as volunteers, room parents, or Board committee members.

INTEGRATED CURRICULUM: BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
INTEGRATED CURRICULUM: BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

Our curriculum is based on the established French curriculum while incorporating the best of U.S. teaching styles, emphasizing creative thinking, problem-solving and project-based learning.

SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

We believe that character development is as valuable as academic learning, and we incorporate social-emotional learning (SEL) into everything we do, at every grade level.

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.