Une Nouvelle Génération !

The French American School of Minneapolis (formerly recognized as The French Academy of Minnesota) is excited to introduce to you its new generation in celebration of its 20th year and the addition of music as its third language! Join us for the 2017-2018 school year and be a part of a life-changing experience.

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At the French American School of Minneapolis, we provide a private language-enriched environment for every student in an energetic and friendly school setting in Saint Louis Park. Our high quality academic approach spurs our students’ creativity and facilitates a fun, challenging learning experience. We are the only school in Minnesota accredited by the French Ministry of Education (cycle 1), and one of the only language-immersion schools making up of only French native-speaking teachers. We pride ourselves on our low student-to-teacher ratio of ten to one, which allows teachers to tailor the curriculum to students’ individual learning abilities. Within our programs, we cater to a wider age range giving your family more options. Empower your children to join the 270 million people in the world who speak French!


Open Class

A couple of weeks ago, we invited parents to experience classroom life with les piccolos, called “Open Class”. Our objective in the toddler class was to really explain the physical arrangements of our space. We often hear, “Wow, it’s such a nice class!” The space is designed around the developmental learning of children as they explore every […]

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Testing, Evaluation & Success

How do traditional evaluations benefit the students ? When we talk about evaluations, don’t we have in mind a constant idea of comparing or measuring one student to others ? We have so many emotions when it comes to testing. At the French American School of Minneapolis, we made the decision to use a constructive testing tool […]

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Bébés Chouettes, An Interactive Story

Young children love to be read to. Young children love books that talk about familiar subjects.We took those two statements and decided to create a living book with our toddlers (the Piccolos) and preschoolers (the Violins). We chose the story of Bébés Chouettes (owl babies) by Martin Wadell and Patrick Benson, because it touches on the fear of young children of mom not […]

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Students Learn About Elections

The Cellos class (grades 3, 4, and 5) are learning about the general process of elections in the United States. Who can run for president? How does someone become president? What are the duties of a president? Who can vote? …These questions are discovered through various interactive and meaningful activities. A great book we begin with […]

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Music Together

Music is becoming more of a luxury item than a common form of expression. But music shouldn’t be that way! Children should be exposed to as much music as possible, because the truth is, all children are musical! However, like with language acquisition, there is a period of critical musical development between birth and age seven.   Learning music is […]

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