News de Nous – 9/12/18

September 12, 2018
A Great FASTB Day!
Bonjour! Smiles all around today as we officially opened The French American School of Tampa Bay doors for the first time. A great day and lots to tell you below, plus news on our Open House this Saturday, our updated calendar and more. Merci!
Jour d’ouverture
Hard at work and hard at play on Day 1 of The French American School of Tampa Bay!
From morning drop off to classroom time to lunch and play on our playground, you can see that students (and staff) had a healthy dose of French and Fun!
Open House Saturday – 9-11am
Now that we are open, how about an Open House? We are very excited for everyone to see the finished school so we invite you to join us this Saturday morning from 9-11am to tour, enjoy some refreshments, and chat about FASTB and our beautiful building. Whether you are exploring our school for your child (see below) or just interested, come on over!
Openings for 2018-19 & Steps To Apply
School may be in session but we are continuing to enroll students for 2018-19, so if you are thinking about applying, or know someone who may be interested in applying, you are not too late and below is the sequence of events for our application process:
  1. Inquiry: Submit the Application Inquiry Form on our web site and we will contact you to set up a school visit to give you more information about FASTB and answer questions
  2. Apply: Print, fill out and mail our Enrollment Application and fee
  3. Interview: After receiving the completed application we set up a parent or guardian and child interview to assess readiness and ability to benefit from our program
  4. Acceptance & Enrollment: Upon acceptance, an Enrollment Contract must be signed and deposit paid to secure a spot for the upcoming year
Please visit and click on the Admission tab for more on the process, tuition, financial aid and more – of course, you can always email or call us to set up a meeting as well. We look forward to hearing from you!
FASTB Calendar 2018-19
Click on the calendar to the right to get our updated schedule for the school year – in particular, please note that we have moved our school picnic to Friday, October 5th. You can also check the Events tab on FASTB.orgperiodically for more specific information on certain events.
Maine is Open
To keep tabs on the opening week activities up north, don’t forget to visit the Blog and Instagram of our school in Maine, L’Ecole Française du Maine – Year 18 is underway!!
Have a wonderful week – Merci!
Meet The Founders
The French American School of Tampa Bay, (FASTB), founded in February 2017 by Elizabeth and Willy LeBihan, offers a unique immersion school experience to students from Early Childhood through grade 12.
Inspired by their successful creation of L’Ecole Française du Maine: The French School of Maine 17 years ago, the Founders decided to put their experience and devotion for education to work in the Tampa Bay area they have grown to know and love.
2100 62nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702
Telephone: (727) 800-2159
Elizabeth LeBihan: Founder and Admission Director
Willy LeBihan: Founder and Head of School
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2100 62nd Ave N
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