| About the School
Founded in 1989, the Portland French School (PFS) also known as the French American School of the Pacific Northwest is a non-profit, independent, educational corporation recognized under section 501(C) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. PFS is administered by a Board of Directors which oversees the policies and finances of the school.
The school moved to its current location in 1998. Built in 1917 and situated on 3.35 acres, this renovated school building has twelve classrooms, a library, a computer room and a gym. The grounds are maintained to park- like standards.
The Portland French School offers a strong multilingual education in a nurturing and culturally diverse environment that promotes academic excellence, life-long learning and global citizenship.
Featuring what we feel to be the best of the French and American educational systems, our approach combines a warm classroom environment with individual attention to ensure success in our school and beyond. Our goal is to help children fully develop their intellectual, creative, and social potential while preparing them to continue their studies in French, English, or bi-lingual institutions.
We encourage children to think critically, to assume responsibility, and to respect themselves and others. Through experimentation and cooperation, exploration and discovery, our students develop skills, awareness and understanding with a global perspective.
Accreditation and Membership
PFS is accredited by the French Ministry of Education. Our program follows the instructions of the French National Education System, the progression of its curriculum, and its system of evaluation.
PFS is member of :
- NWEA ( the Northwest Evaluation Association),
- AFSA (the Association of French Schools in America),
- OFIS (the Oregon Federation of Independent Schools),
- PNAIS (the Pacific Northwest Association of