Middle School Academics
Students in the Middle School have the option of choosing the French-American program or the International Program, launching in September 2020. In both tracks, the curriculum taught in French is mandated by the French Ministry of Education, with some contextual adaptations. The curriculum taught in English has been developed by the school in accordance with the best practices of American and international independent schools.
Complementing the highly demanding yet academically rich curriculum are life- and study-skills classes where students “learn how to learn” (time management, goal setting, test- and note-taking strategies, learning style awareness, etc.) and how to communicate effectively, solve conflicts, and be positive, contributing members of a school community. As our middle school students navigate the personal and academic challenges of the middle school years, they will find a team of dedicated teachers, administrators and support staff to guide them as they learn to master not only the academic rigors of these grades, but also the social and emotional demands of the preteen years.
FASNY students are encouraged to participate actively in school clubs and sports teams, while an active student government organizes picnics, game nights, ski trips, and dances to further enrich the school experience.
It is my pleasure to welcome you to FASNY’s middle school, grades 6 through 8. I work closely with the Coordinator for Student Life and Discipline, Mr. Jeremy Emeras; the school counselor, Ms. Anita Giordano; the professeur principal for each class; and a team of caring, experienced teachers to create a learning environment that serves the needs of the whole child.
Head of Middle School