Recently at FASNY
After learning about the geography, wildlife, and cultural traditions of the South American nation, pre-kindergarteners presented their impressions in a video.
Students in the Art Option 7 class designed environmentally friendly cars out of recycled materials.
Everyone is over the rainbow with last weekend's two enchanting performances of The Wonderful Land of Oz.
In an interdisciplinary project involving biology/Earth science and French, 11S students created stop-motion videos to explain scientific concepts.
It was an active basketball season, with a record number of home games for all of FASNY's teams.
Art Option 9 students built mini-dioramas using a variety of materials.
The colorful, whimsical works of Niki de Saint-Phalle served as inspiration for those created by K-8 students for the 2019 "Famous Artist" exhibition.
Last week, fourth graders participated in "Colonial Kitchen," a two-day workshop in which they engaged in activities such as grinding corn and making butter.
Students in the middle school's theater club took home the jury prize for writing at the 20th annual Première Scène theater festival.
Students in all three kindergarten classes recently read books in French and in English, allowing them to make connections between the literature of both languages.
Congratulations to senior Flore Msika for winning the "Best in Show" prize in this year's Mamaroneck Artists Guild student exhibition.
Around 30 students in the fourth and fifth grades cleaned up the grounds of the Village campus in a volunteer activity organized in the spirit of the Martin Luther King holiday.
On January 14, fifth graders and their parents spent the evening at the Manor campus exploring the concept of electromagnetism at the annual "J'aime les STEM" Night.
In science, third graders recently studied simple machines. As the culminating activity for this unit, each student constructed a model of a labor-saving device featuring two or more simple machines.
For their first production of the 2018-2019 school year, students in the high school's Cinema Club focused a lens on the recent service-learning trip to the Dominican Republic.
FASNY observed the quintessential American holiday with two time-honored traditions: the PTA-sponsored meal for the school community and the annual luncheon for the underserved in our region, now in its 10th year.
A drawing by Keara Leaity '24 has been selected by the Larchmont Mamaroneck Lions Club to advance to the next level of the 2018-2019 Lions International Peace Poster Competition.
Congratulations to the girls varsity cross-country team on their second-place finish at the ISAL championship meet.
For their first art project of the school year, fourth graders learned about Louise Nevelson's monumental monochromatic sculptures and then created their own Nevelson-inspired works.
After learning about the sense of taste and introducing their taste buds to different flavors, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students eagerly sampled the food and drinks they made during la Semaine du Goût, or the Week of Taste.
October 12 is Día de la Hispanidad, a national holiday in Spain. Eighth graders in Ms. Benítez Pérez's Spanish classes marked the occasion by writing their favorite Spanish word.
Shark pride was on display during Spirit Week, which culminated on Blue and White Day with a pep rally to cheer on the athletic teams competing on Homecoming weekend.
With a record number of students playing a fall sport, FASNY looks forward to an exciting season.
On September 4, FASNY welcomed new and returning students for the first day of classes of the 2018-2019 academic year.
The 49 students who made up this year's senior class graduated from FASNY on June 12. We wish them the very best in college and beyond, confident that they will make a positive difference in the world.
Middle school students received, with great enthusiasm, a collection of recently published books donated to the school by alumna Jessica Anderson '11, an editor at Macmillan Publishers.
Seventh graders in teacher Olivier Bedecarrax's class worked for several weeks on a coding project. Their assignment? Create and program a video game inspired by Breakout, the arcade classic from the 1970s.
The PTA held its annual thank-you breakfast and general assembly on May 18.
Earlier this month, FASNY celebrated the creativity, talent, and hard work of visual arts and music students in the high school at an event that was part art exhibition, part concert—and pure delight for attendees.
Sixteen students, most of them freshmen, performed exceptionally well in the finals of the ISAL track-and-field championships, held on May 8 in Brooklyn.
The Preschool recently observed International Week, one of the many ways FASNY celebrates the diversity of the school community.
From April 25 to May 4, FASNY welcomed 24 students from the Lycée International de Saint-Germain-en-Laye as part of an exchange program centered on Rugby Sevens.
Since February, kindergartners and first graders have been learning how to code using the Osmo system.
On April 22, students in the environmental club volunteered at the Town of Mamaroneck's annual spring clean-up of the Hommocks Conservation Area.
FASNY high school French literature teachers Vincent Combe and Bao Ha-Minh recently conducted a three-hour, in-house training session at the Harbor campus for their colleagues in the literature and language departments.
Eleventh-grade OIB students participated in a "historians' workshop" at the New-York Historical Society, where they examined primary sources related to the Vietnam War.
Parents enjoyed viewing the creations—all inspired by Wassily Kandinsky's colorful work—of our K-8 students.
FASNY holds a celebratory lunch for members of the class of 2018.
On the evening of March 24, in what has become an annual tradition, student and parent volunteers distributed food, clothing, and personal-care items to homeless individuals.
Fifth and sixth graders at FASNY take part in multidisciplinary, inter-grade activities.
Over the weekend of March 16, a group of students in FASNY's Model United Nations club attended the "Change the World" Model UN conference, held at United Nations headquarters in Manhattan.
Lea Jabbour, a member of the FASNY class of 2014, is among this year's recipients of the Frederick E. Terman Engineering Scholastic Award, one of Stanford University's most selective academic prizes.
The basketball season is coming soon to a close, and this season was very positive! Plus, lots of news for the Spring.
Scarsdale: the joy of reading a story to a young friend!
Our students come from around the world, and many speak Spanish fluently! So we created a Spanish language course just for them. Learn more about this class for our multilingual students!
3 years after experiencing for themselves the feeling of hunger, 3 FASNY students make a difference in the fight against hunger.
The 6th Graders expressed their rejection of bullying through images, words, and actions.
A few students from the class of '17 took advantage of their Winter break from College for a visit to the Class of '18.
The Village and Harbor Campuses held assemblies this morning honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy. A delegation from the Diversity Club shared their experience at SDLC, and students were invited to take a moment, especially Monday, to reflect on how they could improve inclusiveness.
Thanks to the parents, we celebrated King's Day in true fashion with delicious Galettes des Rois on all campuses! Thank you PTA and all parents for your hard work! The students and teachers loved it! Click for a video.
Thank you to Music teachers Dinah Vero and Tamra Stephenson, and to all the Preschool teachers for these lovely shows ! Click for some photos and a behind-the scenes video made by a parent.
3rd graders conceived and realize complex machines from A to Z. Click for more info, photos and videos!
FASNY students representing Brazil, Nigeria, Spain, and the UK sat on 8 committees tackling varied current issues as well as on historical committees.
Mme Dominique Bona, a member of the Académie Française, came to meet the 5th Graders podcast team for a very interesting interview.
A most lively and interactive Master Class that perfectly complemented the students' English studies!
Thank you to all the FASNY families who donated toys for Open Door Family Medical Centers!
It was a pair of great home games for our varsity teams on Wednesday vs. LREI. Watch video of the top scoring moments.
The 5th grade students have been busy recording interviews! Catch up on: Intro broadcast, Mr Peinado, Student Council, Campus parent representatives, Coach Hurlie, and Thanksgiving !
On Thanksgiving day, FASNY students, parents, teachers and staff came together to prepare and serve a Thanksgiving traditional lunch to the less fortunate in our neighborhood.
One guest sent us a thank-you note that we'd like to share with you.
Students, teachers and staff enjoyed a splendid traditional Thanksgiving meal made possible by the incredible work of our parent body.
Mr Green was in Larchmont and introduced students to the marvel of magnets!
Watch them as they explore and experiment!
The 7th graders have been creating games in their coding class. Will you try their game?
This one was created by Robert C:
The 5th graders air their first podcast! Take a listen.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade Olympics is always a blast, and with the balmy weather, it was a double treat!
We are wishing a warm welcome to the many new families who have joined our School this year. FASNY PTA organized newcomers lunches, a great opportunity to meet campus reps, staff members, and other new parents.
At the Harbor, Village and Larchmont Campuses, students and faculty gather during assemblies at regular times throughout the year. During the first week of school, these moments when a whole community comes together are particularly powerful.
In Larchmont for example, the faculty prompted the students to find within themselves the values by which they should live together, in class and on campus. They were summarized in the words Responsibility, Empathy, Solutions, Positive, Enthusiasm, Cooperation, and Time. Together, they form the acronym RESPECT. These values were illustrated during the assembly and will be revisited regularly in class.
We are thrilled to be back together!
This year is starting off full of energy as our High School Students and Faculty are discovering their beautiful new campus on 320 East Boston Post, dubbed "The Harbor Campus". With large, bright classrooms, state of the art labs, and Promothean boards, the setting provides an idyllic setting for our wonderful students and staff, who well deserve it! Add to this the student center with its colorful furniture and cafe-style tables and workstations, the outdoor seating area for lunch or just relaxing, and the location right next to Harbor Island and Mamaroneck Ave... they've got it all!
This year we are very happy to be welcoming 155 new students and 7 new teachers. They come from very different parts of the world, bringing an enrichment to our community and the learning experience in class that is one of FASNY's strengths.
The Middle School at the Village Campus, the Lower School in Larchmont and the Preschool in Scarsdale are strengthening their bilingual education programs.
The Preschool will be focusing on developing the social-emotional learning as well as strengthening its support of language acquisition for non-francophone and non-anglophone students.
The Lower School is now offering two makerspaces. In addition, 5th graders now have a media room where they can take the experience of creating class magazines many steps further. We can't wait to see what they come up with! Many teacher and student-led initiatives will center around the values of Respect, Responsibility, Creativity and Global Citizenship, which have been set as goals for all.
At the Village, faculty and students have reclaimed the space left vacant by the move of the High School, and reorganizing their teaching and social life for a true Middle School experience!
Scheduled the week before school, the preseason camps gave our fall sports athletes (cross country, soccer, and rugby) an opportunity for a few intense and fun days of training and tryouts!
Middle School teams practiced at the Village campus, while the High School teams traveled to Camp Pontiac in the Berkshires. “The JV Boys Soccer are ready,” said their coach David Bernard. “Having an intense time of practice with the players is any coach’s dream. Pontiac 2017 allowed us to work on technique and create team spirit. Our team has some very talented players and an interesting collective game. The team is young, which opens up perspectives for the future.” Tom Faure, Varsity Girls Coach, noted: “we welcomed new and old faces to the school and to the Varsity Girls team. I'm delighted to see that this is the most complete Varsity Girls team I've seen in 8 years at FASNY. It should be a great year!” For Thierry Colin, Cross Country Coach (and Economics teacher), it was “a true pleasure to start off the year with an enthusiastic team, balancing intense training (7 sessions in 3 days) with fun.”
Athletics Director Hugues O'csay noted that the preseason camp is also an excellent way to welcome our new students.
Mornings at Camp Pontiac
Teachers sat for a full day of professional development centered around The Brain. Beyond studying the developmental stages of the brain, they explored pedagogical principles and techniques leading to the harmonious development of the student. The impetus of the workshop, in the words of Tim Burns who conceived and developed the training, is that "While it is obvious that the art of teaching and the act of learning are inextricably joined and highly interdependent, what isn’t as obvious are the evolutionary, anthropological, and neurobiological underpinnings of this dynamic process."
The teachers were enthusiastic about the training. "Tim Burns brought such clarity and excellent pedagogy to "walk us through our brain". The demos and exercises made it extremely interactive, engaging and boosting," said Floriane Prugnat.
"Tim Burns's presentation of the different human developmental stages from birth to young adult and the importance of movement to the brain was amazing. It reinforced even more my philosophy of teaching a language to young children who are in the social-emotional stage through movement, music, rhythms, play, imagination and a lot of love!" said Pascale Mihailescu, PreK teacher. Agnes Champigny, 4th grade teacher, concurred, and will be incorporating more movement throughout the day in class. Art teacher Gayle Sporn "found this seminar enlightening"and has already had much success incorporating what she learned in her own teaching.
5th grade teacher Kim Kelly summarized: "Bow and Arrow, Chop, and Sword better than Rock, Paper, Scissors, shoot!"
The Harbor Campus classrooms are equipped with Promethean boards, a brand of interactive whiteboard which allows the projection of an image from a laptop or a computer, as well as the interaction with the board through touch or specialized pens.
Before the start of the school year, teachers were trained to use the boards in the beautiful new classrooms at Harbor Campus. "I love our new promethean boards. They are very convenient to use." said Math Teacher Olivia Masse, summarizing the consensus around this new tool.
Where else on earth will your child make crepes, learn French songs, and have a saxophonist play during class time?
FASNY's Jump Start Camp the week before back to school eases children back into the School rhythm, while refreshing their skills in another language. Activities in French and English are fun and engaging, and there is no better way to reconnect with friends before school!
The videos and pictures below tell it all.