A Presence in Portland and the World
We will make French International a leader for international and multilingual studies, culture, and events in the region.
- Host internationally focused speakers and experts at the school to enhance our programmatic and community experiences.
- Establish institutional relationships that create and bolster opportunities for the French International community to engage in sharing, volunteering, and learning in the broader community beyond our school.
- Develop and showcase the unique expertise of our students, faculty, staff, and leadership to the local, national, and global community.
On November 7 and 8, French International had its French Inspection. The inspection is a quality audit of how we implement the French curriculum in all our programs from Maternelle through Middle School.
This month, French International Middle School families welcomed 18 Chilean students and their two teachers from the Greenhouse School in Temuco. The visitors stayed with host families, went to class at French International, went on field trips, visited sites around Oregon, tried new foods, and more.
To celebrate the end of their Lower School experience, French International fifth graders traveled to Strasbourg, France. The students went to school, spent some time with host families, and used the language and cultural skills they built during their time in Maternelle and Lower School. The students had a busy itinerary with museum visits, train rides, boat tours, and French food.
On May 12, French International eighth graders jet-setted around the world for their international trips and two weeks abroad. This year's destinations were Chile, Germany, France, Spain, and Taiwan and each trip included stays in at least two different cities. The purpose of the eighth-grade trip is immersion in language and culture as well as personal growth and development. It is a capstone to students’ middle school language-learning experience.
French International sixth graders partnered with French International alumna, Catherine McCandless, for an end-of-the-year snack drive to support McDaniel High School. The goal was 2,000 individually wrapped snacks and the students collected more than 4,400.