A Cultural Gem in the Heart of the Valley

Bienvenue to the
FrenchAm Schools!

The Valley's French-American
immersion educational experience for kids

Join Our Family

Bienvenue. Welcome. We’re glad you’re here. The FrenchAm Schools unite Valley-wide families eager to enrich their children’s lives with a cultural preschool and elementary school experience. We take pride in providing students with the highest educational standards of both the American and French academic programs.

Our fully immersive curriculum gifts children the skills and confidence to fully comprehend two languages and cultures – working their brain in beautiful ways that will better them through adulthood. We offer an intimate preschool atmosphere for little ones and a unique program for K-5th grade that is also a free charter. You’ll be wowed witnessing your children excel in reading, writing, speaking, and understanding both English and French.

Why Learn French?

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People Speak
French Worldwide

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Use French As Their
Official Language

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French Is The 2nd
Most Studied Language In
K-12 Throughout
The United States

One FrenchAm Family, Two Schools

FrenchAm Preschool

The FrenchAm Preschool is a full French immersion program for ages 1 to 5.

Preschool students are cared for in a welcoming, small, positive environment that enables them to thrive, socialize, and have fun. The fee-based half or full day offerings are Monday-Friday to meet your family’s needs.


FrenchAm Academy

The FrenchAm Academy offers a TUITION-FREE dual language French-English immersion education for Grades K-5.

Our Monday-Thursday, full day format gives children traditional teacher-led instruction in two languages and two curriculums. The challenging and fulfilling dual program will provide your child a well-rounded experience and enhanced education.

A Word From Our Headmaster

Welcome to FrenchAm Schools; One FrenchAm Family, Two Schools!

Our schools welcome students from daycare to fifth grade in a warm and familial environment where students are happy to come to school. Our mission is to offer a rigorous bilingual school program where children learn two languages and also two different cultures.

In French, our school’s motto is “Nous N’apprenons Pas Que Pour L’Ecole Mais Pour La Vie” (We Learn Not For School, But For Life), the true philosophy at FrenchAm. FrenchAm students are encouraged to be open-minded and have good intellectual curiosity. We teach them problem-solving skills which lead them to perform well not only in languages but also in math and science. We teach knowledge of the history and geography of the world which allows them to open up to the diversity of its people. Overall, we teach our students to be good citizens of the world.

I sincerely hope that you visit us and be a privileged witness to what makes us so proud of our school.”

– Corinne Arnout

Our Objective


“Nous N'apprenons Pas Que Pour L'Ecole Mais Pour La Vie”

We Learn Not for School, but for Life.

This is the motto of FrenchAm Academy, a French-English, dual language immersion Elementary school. Graduates of FrenchAm Academy are proficient in two languages and are prepared to enter academically challenging intermediate schools based on the foundations they build here.

Students at FrenchAm Academy learn not only logical reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, they also develop character, respect, and appreciation for learning through a comprehensive, rigorous curriculum designed around universal themes to engage and inspire the whole child.

Our Story

Celebrating Over 10 Years At FrenchAm Schools

Founded by a French couple, FrenchAm opened its doors with 5 students in 2010 as a French immersion private school for ages 1 to 11. Their mission, to bring the best of the French and American education systems together to provide learning for life, holds true today.  

In 2018, the school separated into two schools; FrenchAm Preschool offering a full French immersion private day care / preschool for ages 2 to 4 and FrenchAm Academy offering full French immersion charter school for K-5 grade. We are the only school in Arizona to offer French immersion education from the age of 2 through our K – 5 charter school to provide quality public school education. 

Along with the French and English curriculums, we teach culture, development of character, respect, and appreciation of the community, country, and our world. Our students go on to excel in a variety of middle schools throughout Arizona and the world at large.

Our motto has guided our school principles and values since 2010, and we will continue to follow this direction for the next 10 years.

Facilities and Events

The FrenchAm Schools are located just 2 miles from the historic downtown Chandler district in uptown Chandler.  The area provides several amenities such as restaurants, shopping, and the Chandler Center for the Arts. The 25,000 sq. ft. facility provides the following to our FrenchAm students and families:

  • Social distance precautions in the classroom and throughout the entire facility
  • Large indoor space suitable for climate-controlled Physical Education, recess, and lunch activities
  • Multi-purpose rooms with dedicated spaces for:
    • Art and Music classes
    • STEM lab
    • French/English Library
    • SPED, ELL, and RTI pullout instruction
    • Individual office spaces for teachers to prepare, have parent conferences, etc.
  • Easy access from main thoroughfares

When you decide to send your child to The FrenchAm Schools, you are joining a family. We believe learning happens inside and outside of the classroom. Our school year events and fun themed days support the French culture and promote a sense of family and fun.

  • As a French school, we believe food and drink are a large part of the socialization process to be respected and enjoyed with company and conversation. We celebrate various events through the year with Potluck Evenings and Family Nights, gathering to have fun and share the foods and customs of our different heritages.
  • Back to School Welcome Potluck
  • Family Fall Festival
  • Thanksgiving Potluck
  • Christmas Show and Breakfast Potluck with special guest appearance by Santa Claus
  • International Potluck and Art Auction

Keep the uniform in the closet and come dressed according to our theme. Academic learning still happens but we make time for school time fun as well.

  • Pirate Day
  • Halloween
  • Harry Potter Day
  • Mardi Gras
  • Spirit Week
  • Star Wars Day

Each May, we celebrate all of our students with a promotional ceremony. Students present songs and readings in French and English to showcase their yearly learning to family and friends.

The FrenchAm Schools hold several fundraising events throughout the year featuring babysitting services, raffles, vendor sales, and silent auctions.  Past examples include:

  • Mom’s Night Out
  • Date Night
  • French Bakery
  • French Language Book Fair

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2031 N Arizona Avenue, Ste 2. Chandler, AZ 85225

The FrenchAm Schools admits students and employees of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students or employees at the school. FrenchAm Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity in administration of its educational policies, admissions or hiring policies, and athletic or other school-administered programs.

Average Teacher Salary (A. R. S. §15-189.05)

Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2023: $33,429
Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2022: $27,085
Increase in average teacher salary from FY 2022: $6,344
Percentage increase: 23.4%


Public Record Requests

Please submit Public Records Requests to our Christelle Koehn in our Admissions Office at admissions@frencham.org or call  (480) 681-6100.