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Meet Our Team

Welcome to French International School of Oregon!

Founded in 1979, we are proud to be the most established language immersion program and the only school in Portland fully authorized by the IB for preschool through 8th grade. There are many opportunities throughout the year to connect with us, learn more about our programs, and experience our campus in action. We encourage you to attend one of our informative admissions events or reach out to schedule an individual visit.

Our admissions process is outlined below. To begin an application, click the Apply button to set up your account in our Admissions Portal.

If you have questions at any time, please do not hesitate to contact our office at or 503-292-7776 ext. 1324.

We look forward to sharing our school with you!

Kate Sandgren
Director of Admissions

Kate Sandgren

Kate Sandgren

Director of Admissions
Abri Boyd

Abri Boyd

Admissions Assistant

Admissions Events

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These highly informative events allow prospective families to learn about our programs and connect directly with a variety of community members.

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We offer a variety of tour options during school hours for all grade levels.


Where in the World

We have 40 countries represented and 50 languages spoken by our families, faculty and staff.

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"I want my children to be educated global citizens. French International is unique in Portland in being able to deliver an amazing international curriculum from pre-school to elementary school through the 8th grade while encouraging exploration, community building, and fostering opportunities that are hard to come by elsewhere. The campus is amazing, and the teachers and staff are a dedicated and dynamic group of educators. We love it here."

-Toan Nguyen, Current Parent

Language Immersion


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“I’ve always thought it was a really cool thing that I could speak French and I had an amazing experience at French International for all of Lower School and Middle School. It honestly just added to my perspective. I love the French language and developing that part of my personality. I had incredible teachers who really inspired me and pushed me to work really hard."

-Susanna Kramer, Alumna

Global Mindset


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"It’s hard to overstate what a beautiful environment the school provided. We grew up being exposed to so much culture and that is such a deep part of your learning experience at French International. I see it emerging in my child. She hears people speaking different languages and she’s curious about that language."

-Megan Hall, Alumna & Current Parent

The Gift of a Lifetime


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Sending your children to French International is a gift of a lifetime--a gift of languages and the doors communication opens; a gift of inspired & curious learning that empowers them and shows them how they learn best and how to teach others; a gift of diverse perspectives from a community of world-traveling students, teachers, and families; a gift of connectedness to the world and our responsibility to go forth with kindness, tolerance, and wonder--so many gifts, it's hard to count!  And, what is so meaningful, is that these are all gifts your child doesn't even realize they're opening...they are living and breathing it every day at school.  We have been so incredibly happy with our boys' experience at French International and know it has laid a powerful foundation for them to build on as they move through more challenging stages in their lives."

-Danielle Hosmer, Current Parent