From the Head of School
Welcome to French American International School!
Our mission affirms the central principles of an international education: academic rigor and diversity, critical thinking, and communication across cultures. We are the only Bay Area school offering a truly multilingual, multicultural education that culminates in the International Baccalaureate or French Bac. Our youngest students pursue a bilingual curriculum in French and English through 8th grade. As students progress through the school, they hone their critical thinking skills, communicate in at least three languages, and participate in a rich array of arts, athletics, service learning, and travel programs.
Our classrooms are lively, and our school community is always engaging. Students and faculty from across the Bay Area and from around the world forge meaningful, trusting relationships as they experiment and explore, question and collaborate. Committed to the well-being and success of every student, our teachers bring global teaching experience and expertise in their disciplines into a differentiated classroom on a daily basis. Boldness is a hallmark of a French American education: students grapple with real issues raised in the context of a challenging curriculum. Here, students not only experience the world, but also develop a sense of autonomy, empathy, and agency. They are primed to go out into the world and make a positive difference.
There is no better way to see what we do than to visit our school. Our doors are open, and we look forward to welcoming you soon.
Melinda Bihn, Ed. D.
Head of School