Tuition Free French and Spanish Immersion Program

Bienvenue to the
Arizona Language Schools Formerly
The FrenchAm Schools!

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Welcome and thank you for your interest in our schools! 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 in both the American, French, and Spanish academic programs.

Our fully immersive French-English or Spanish-English curriculums gift children the skills and confidence to fully comprehend 2 languages and cultures. The acquisition of the language not only as a means of communication, but also as an instructional tool for learning other areas allows the development of cognitive abilities and academic language.

We offer an intimate preschool atmosphere for little ones and a unique tuition free Charter program for K-5th grade.

You’ll be impressed to see how your children excel in reading, writing, speaking, and understanding both English and French or English and Spanish depending on the curriculum you’d like them to learn.

Bienvenue et merci pour l’intérêt que vous portez à nos écoles. Les écoles FrenchAm rassemblent des familles de toute la Vallée désireuses d’enrichir la vie de leurs enfants avec une expérience culturelle de la petite enfance au primaire.

Nous sommes fiers d’enseigner aux étudiants les progrommes éducatifs les plus avancés des standards scolaires américains, français et espagnols.

Notre programme d’immersion complète donne aux enfants les compétences et la confiance nécessaires pour comprendre pleinement deux langues et cultures. L’acquisition de la langue non seulement comme moyen de communication, mais aussi comme outil pédagogique pour l’apprentissage d’autres domaines permettent le développement des capacités cognitives et du langage académique.

Nous offrons une atmosphère familiale pour la petite école privée et un programme unique sans frais de scolarité de la maternelle au CM2.

Vous serez impressionnés de voir vos enfants exceller en lecture, en écriture, en expression orale et en compréhension de l’anglais et du français, ou de l’anglais et de l’espagnol en fonction du curriculum que vous aurez choisi.

Bienvenido y gracias por su interés en nuestras escuelas. Las escuelas de FrenchAm reúnen a familias de todo el Valle que desean enriquecer la vida de sus hijos con una experiencia cultural desde el Jardín de infantes hasta la escuela primaria.

Estamos orgullosos de enseñar a los estudiantes los programas educativos más avanzados de los estándares escolares estadounidenses, franceses y españoles.

Nuestro programa de inmersión total trae una gran variedad de beneficios para los alumnos y genera oportunidades para entender otras culturas. La adquisición del idioma no solo como medio de comunicación, sino también como herramienta de instrucción para el aprendizaje de otras áreas permite el desarrollo de las capacidades cognitivas y del lenguaje académico.

Ofrecemos un ambiente cómodo para la escuela preescolar privada y un programa único de Chárter sin matrícula desde la escuela preescolar hasta la primaria.

Le impresionará ver a sus hijos sobresalir en lectura, escritura, expresión oral y comprensión de inglés y francés, o inglés y español, según el plan de estudios que elija.

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

Why Learn Spanish?

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People Speak
Spanish Worldwide

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Use Spanish As Their
Official Language

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Spanish Is the 2nd Most Spoken Language In
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 or Spanish-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 the 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.

Our school’s motto: “Non Scholae Sed Vitae Discimus” is the true philosophy of Frencham and that means:

  • In French: “Nous napprenons pas pour l’école, mais pour la vie”
  • In Spanish: “No aprendemos para la escuela, sino para la vida”.
  • In English: “We do not learn for school, but for life”.


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

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 or call  (480) 681-6100.