Denver’s First Public French/English Bilingual School

Give Your Child the Lifelong Benefits of a Bilingual Education and Global Perspective

Welcoming families from all backgrounds, the French American School of Denver (FASDenver) employs a proven, research-based bilingual French/English immersion curriculum to cultivate critical thinking, creativity and empathy. Immersion education has been shown to improve test scores in math, reading and vocabulary, and boost mental flexibility and problem-solving skills. Our collaborative school culture and commitment to equity, inclusion and culturally responsive education provides students with a supportive learning environment.

For the 2021-22 school year, FASDenver will serve students in grades K-3 and will add an additional grade level each year until full build out as a K-8 school in 2026. FASDenver does not charge tuition. Those living outside the DPS boundaries may also apply through SchoolChoice. Bienvenue!

Looking for a unique opportunity for your child – grades Kindergarten to 3rd Grade?
Have you ever thought of helping your child be bilingual?

Come check out the French American School of Denver! It is one of the few immersion schools in Denver. It is growing year by year to be a K-8 French immersion school. Catch the opportunity! Explore our website! Then come to one of our tours of the school!

When: Every Thursday at 1:30 pm

Where: Come to the School’s Main Entrance at 2280 E. 16th Avenue. (Please note: A huge part of the parking lot adjacent to the school is used for our children to play. Please find street parking in the area and walk to the school.)

No. of Participant Families: 5. (Due to COVID protocols, we must limit the number of participating families to 5. Please wear a mask upon entering the school as a requirement of FASDenver, and the City and County of Denver. Our sincerest thanks in advance for your support.)

How do I reserve my spot for the tours? Please call our Main Office at 720-966-1380 and let our Administrative Assistant know that you are signing up for a tour and the date you are signing up for.

Do NOT miss this great opportunity for your child! Anyone who is signed up in grades K-3 as a FASDenver student is guaranteed a spot for the following school year.

The lists for immersion schools fill up fast! Get yourself on the list! Enroll as a FASDenver student! Tout de suite (Right Away)!

Rendez-vous alors (See you then!)

Suzanne Acheson
Chef d’établissement (Head of School)

Apply Now During SchoolChoice Round 2!

Round 2 is the first-come, first-served segment of SchoolChoice for families who missed Round 1, took part in Round 1 but want to re-explore their options, or are new to DPS for the next school year.

Fast Facts

  • Serving grades K-3 in 2021-2022 and adding an additional grade level each year to grow to a K-8 (Denver’s only French immersion middle school).
  • No previous French experience required. We support students at all grade levels with both French Language and English Language Development Specialists on staff.
  • Experienced leadership team working in partnership with other successful immersion schools across the country.
  • Regular daily school hours: 8:00a – 3:30p.
  • Central location near City Park.
  • Phone: 720-506-4589 | Fax: 720-680-0378

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Explore Our Newly Renovated Classroom Building

FASDenver will lease space from Church in the City at 2280 E 16th Ave, Denver, CO 80206. This location offers convenient transportation access in addition to programming opportunities at nearby City Park, Carla Madison Rec. Center, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver Zoo and DMNS. Learn more about our facility.

Attend an Upcoming (Virtual) Event

We invite you to join us for our free public events including information sessions, bilingual story times, mini-French lessons and more. We will evaluate the current Covid-19 health and safety recommendations and will add in-person events as possible. Sign up for our newsletter to get notifications regarding events. See ALL Upcoming FASDenver Events

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Why French? 

French is the world’s 5th most spoken language and one that is projected to grow in terms of number of speakers over the coming decades. French is the official language in 29 countries, which puts it in second place behind English. These 29 countries are: Belgium, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, the Ivory Coast, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, France, Haiti, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mali, Monaco, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Switzerland, Togo and Vanuatu.

French is also the procedural language for the EU, the only language used for deliberations at the Court of Justice for the EU, and one of the recognized working languages of the United Nations. In addition, dozens of international organizations use French as a working language including the International Red Cross committee, International Labor Organization, Amnesty International, and Doctors without Borders. Francophone countries form an important bloc in the UN, the EU, the African Union, and the Arab League.

French is taught in every country of the world, with 100 million students and 2 million teachers – 20 % of whom are outside of francophone countries. The number of French speakers has TRIPLED since 1945 largely since most former French and Belgian colonies kept French as their language of government, education and science after decolonization. According to demographers,  the total number of French speakers could rise to as much as 700 million by 2050 due largely to population growth in Africa.

“We are confident that FASDenver would be an appropriate candidate to receive future grants and Embassy support.”

Consulate General of France Los Angeles

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