FrenchAm Preschool Ages 1-5

Welcome to FrenchAm Preschool

FrenchAm Preschool offers a 100% French or Spanish immersion education for children as early as age 1 to age 4.  Our preschool is comprised of 3 parts:

  • Nursery (ages 1 and 2)
  • Preschool (age 3)
  • Pre-Kindergarten (age 4)

We provide small group classes in a warm, caring, familial atmosphere.  With an emphasis on socialization. FrenchAm Preschool helps students build strong relationships with other children and adults, establish autonomy and independent identities, and further develop their motor and language skills.

We offer the only French or Spanish immersion program in the same location for ages 1 to 11 through our FrenchAm Preschool private school and FrenchAm Academy (K-5) charter school. At the end of Pre-Kindergarten, our students are prepared to enter Kindergarten either at FrenchAm Academy or elsewhere.

Academic Calendar

FrenchAm Preschool operates a 10 month calendar from August – May. 

  • We enjoy a week-long Fall Break in October and Spring Break in March
  • We typically have two weeks for Winter Break beginning in December and ending in January
  • The year concludes before Memorial Day each year
  • We offer Summer Camp with daily and weekly options

Curriculum Overview

Our curriculum follows the Ministère de L’Éducation Nationale de France. 

  • Our curriculum
    • How to live in the world
    • Language & Culture
    • How to become a student
  • Our teachers
    • Native Francophone
    • Experienced (teachers/moms/nurses)
  • Our day includes:
    • Regroupement/Circle Time
    • Manipulations 
    • Songs, rhymes, poetry
    • Play!
    • Snacks & Lunch
    • Nap / Quiet Time

Age / Language / Proficiency Requirements

Age Requirements
  • 18 months-2 years old: Nursery
    • Earlier they start, the better their French!
    • Must be walking
  • 3 years old: Preschool
    • Toilet-trained
  • 4 years old: Pre-Kindergarten


Prior knowledge of French language is NOT required to enroll at the FrenchAm Preschool.

Schedule Options & Bell Schedule

Hours of Operation:   8am to 4pm M – F

Schedule Options:

  • Nursery:
    • 3, 4, or 5 full days per week.
  • Preschool:
    • 4, or 5 full days per week.
  • Pre-Kindergarten:
    • 4 or 5 full days per week.

Bell Schedule:

  • Drop off begins at 7:30am
  • Pick up any time after 3:30pm

Tours and Registration

We offer open enrollment year round. Our process is simple and takes less than 1 week to complete assuming you have all of the necessary documentation.

Tours are only available in the morning. Call (480) 681-6100, to schedule an appointment with Corinne Arnout, our Headmaster, or complete the inquiry form to schedule a visit.

Tuition, Discounts and Fees

  • We offer sibling discounts.
  • We LOVE our Superheros! We offer a special 20% discount to all active Law Enforcement, Firefighters, and EMT personnel.

The FrenchAm Schools admit 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. The 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.