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Students participate in Hour of Code
Posted 12/17/2014 02:34PM

French American and International students participated in Hour of Code, a global movement to teach students of any age how to code.

Lower School

Each grade level (grades 1-5) dedicated a portion of their week to learning the basics of programming. Projects included:

Middle School

During the week, every middle school student practiced coding for at least one class period, and some lucky students got to code during several classes. Students used iPad apps like Hopscotch, Run Marco!, Pyonkee, Codecademy, and Swiftly. Students also enjoyed a presentation by a former International High School student, Claire Treyz of MakeSchool.

The Hour of Code was celebrated throughout all disciplines and subjects--from Math to Science to English to Art and Design. Teachers opened their classrooms to the Hour of Code and even wrote a few lines of code, too, including: Barbara Abecassis, Eva Monova, Nate Bridge, Hilary Sy-Quia, Nancy Saussac, David Gomes, and Caroline Boussenot.

The school hopes to keep the spirt of the Hour of Code going throughout the year and is looking at ways to provide more opportunities for our students to learn coding and programming.

View an example of middle school student work completed during Hour of code.
Note: this game was programmed in Hopscotch. You will need to download the Hopscotch to view it on the iPad.

High School

High School Our high school students also jumped at the chance to participate in the Hour of Code. The library was abuzz with students learning to code on game-based programs like Code Monkey or Code Combat. Several students honed their Python coding skills on Codecademy and Khan Academy - Hour of Code. Catherine Sullivan's advisory class and Katia Aouat's French class wrote more than 300 lines of code during their Hour of Code activities.

Interest in Computer Sciences and coding is growing with students and teachers

  • Lower school students can take advantage of the Tinker Lab and After School Extracurricular classes, such as Minecraft and Beyond or Intro to Programming and Game Design.
  • Middle school students can signup for ExploRClasses (Scratch, FAIS Creates, Sparki the Robot, and Technovation).
  • High school students can take blended and online classes offered through International High School.

"Research shows that younger children have a superior ability to learn a second language and that bilingual students tend to outperform their monolingual peers."

Admission Information

Visit our admissions section to learn about our bilingual immersion in the lower and middle school. Or visit our high school to learn about the French Bac or IB program.

Global Travel

Many cultural and linguistic trips as well as student exchanges are offered each year. Learn more

Academic Roadmap

The school delivers a rigorous bilingual immersion program from PK3 to grade 8, culminating in either the French Baccalaureate or International Baccalaureate program in its International High School.

The Bilingual Advantage

The bilingual education program of the French American International School provides our students with a springboard for a global perspective. The curriculum is taught in English and French in a way that makes learning exciting and challenging, while meeting the high standards of the French and American educational systems.

French American International School

Main building

150 Oak Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

Ph: 415.558.2000

Early Childhood Center

1155 Page Street

San Francisco, CA 94117

Ph: 415.231.5733

An independent Pre-K through 12th grade co-educational day school in the heart of San Francisco. The school delivers a rigorous bilingual (French/English) immersion program through middle school, culminating in either the French Baccalaureate or International Baccalaureate program in its International High School.

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