Five students with their arms around each other shoulders smiling outside on the playground

Introducing our new mission.

We are kicking off the school year with a revised mission statement and updated guiding principles and core values - now called “Who We Are” and “How We Create Belonging.” 

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Lower School science class in the FI Forest

What is the IB, and how does it help my child?

International Baccalaureate is a worldwide network of schools, committed to creating a better and more peaceful world by developing inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people. French International is proud to be the only IB school in Portland for preschool-8th grade.

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French International at-a-Glance


student : teacher ratio

French Immersion in Maternelle and Lower School

Starting at 2½ years old

language immersion

Founded in 1979

most established language immersion school in Portland




Only IB school in Portland for preschool - 8th grade

5 language tracks in middle school

English, French, German, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish

Middle School

15 acres

for our students to learn on, explore, and so much more!

12 years

average teacher tenure

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