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Our Founders, Elizabeth & Willy LeBihan, have a vision: a school where children become bilingual through French Immersion, in a beautiful, caring environment. An important part of that vision became reality this summer with the complete renovation of our building at 2100 62nd Avenue North in St. Petersburg. This video captures the dramatic makeover that allowed us to open our doors this fall.

Special thanks go to Scott Ferris & John Retsos and the whole team at Axis One Construction and architect Alex Rios for doing so much in such a condensed period of time! Aerial video courtesy of Beth Cullen at Melon Sky Media.


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For young children in a language immersion setting, becoming bilingual is virtually effortless and language is only the beginning of benefits they will enjoy the rest of their lives. In this series, parents and teachers share experiences and their perspectives on the wide ranging impact of French Immersion education.

In this special installment of The Power of Immersion, parents and teachers share why they feel French Immersion is the right choice for parents of young children.

Is French Immersion right for you and your child? To explore that question and the lifelong benefits of becoming bilingual at a young age, please feel free to use the form on the right side of this page to contact us anytime. Merci!


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For young children in a language immersion setting, becoming bilingual is virtually effortless and language is only the beginning of benefits they will enjoy the rest of their lives. In this series, parents and teachers share experiences and their perspectives on the wide ranging impact of French Immersion education.

In this installment of The Power of Immersion, having become bilingual and proficient at a musical instrument at a young age, Brian's daughter has developed a great confidence that will serve her well.

Is French Immersion right for you and your child? To explore that question and the lifelong benefits of becoming bilingual at a young age, please feel free to use the form on the right side of this page to contact us anytime. Merci!


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For young children in a language immersion setting, becoming bilingual is virtually effortless and language is only the beginning of benefits they will enjoy the rest of their lives. In this series, parents and teachers share experiences and their perspectives on the wide ranging impact of French Immersion education.

In this installment of The Power of Immersion, teacher Victorien explains why immersion works at a young age - and just how amazing it is to witness.

Is French Immersion right for you and your child? To explore that question and the lifelong benefits of becoming bilingual at a young age, please feel free to use the form on the right side of this page to contact us anytime. Merci!


 

For young children in a language immersion setting, becoming bilingual is virtually effortless and language is only the beginning of benefits they will enjoy the rest of their lives. In this series, parents and teachers share experiences and their perspectives on the wide ranging impact of French Immersion education.

In this installment of The Power of Immersion, Sonya worried about her daughter falling behind in English but discovered that when French reading is taught first, students will lag behind their peers in U.S. schools but once English was introduced in 2nd grade, her daughter caught up very quickly.

Is French Immersion right for you and your child? To explore that question and the lifelong benefits of becoming bilingual at a young age, please feel free to use the form on the right side of this page to contact us anytime. Merci!


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For young children in a language immersion setting, becoming bilingual is virtually effortless and language is only the beginning of benefits they will enjoy the rest of their lives. In this series, parents and teachers share experiences and their perspectives on the wide ranging impact of French Immersion education.

In this installment of The Power of Immersion, Brian marvels at the effects of bilingual education on the brain, particularly the development of "mental agility" that he feels will serve his children well.

Is French Immersion right for you and your child? To explore that question and the lifelong benefits of becoming bilingual at a young age, please feel free to use the form on the right side of this page to contact us anytime. Merci!


 

For young children in a language immersion setting, becoming bilingual is virtually effortless and language is only the beginning of benefits they will enjoy the rest of their lives. In this series, parents and teachers share experiences and their perspectives on the wide ranging impact of French Immersion education.

In this special installment of The Power of Immersion, Founder and Head of School, Willy LeBihan, points out the long-term benefits of knowing French, but also makes a crucial point about the merging of the world-renowned French curriculum with full language immersion.  This combines the best of two educational approaches and answers the question, "Why French?"

Is French Immersion right for you and your child? To explore that question and the lifelong benefits of becoming bilingual at a young age, please feel free to use the form on the right side of this page to contact us anytime. Merci!


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For young children in a language immersion setting, becoming bilingual is virtually effortless and language is only the beginning of benefits they will enjoy the rest of their lives. In this series, parents and teachers share experiences and their perspectives on the wide ranging impact of French Immersion education.

In this installment of The Power of Immersion, teacher Elodie explains that living, rather than learning, a language makes it easier for children to adapt quickly to this new environment.

Is French Immersion right for you and your child? To explore that question and the lifelong benefits of becoming bilingual at a young age, please feel free to use the form on the right side of this page to contact us anytime. Merci!


 

For young children in a language immersion setting, becoming bilingual is virtually effortless and language is only the beginning of benefits they will enjoy the rest of their lives. In this series, parents share experiences and their perspectives on the wide ranging impact of French Immersion education on their children and families.

In this installment of The Power of Immersion, Richard highlights the track record of success for students as they move through high school and into college.

Is French Immersion right for you and your child? To explore that question and the lifelong benefits of becoming bilingual at a young age, please feel free to use the form on the right side of this page to contact us anytime. Merci!


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For young children in a language immersion setting, becoming bilingual is virtually effortless and language is only the beginning of benefits they will enjoy the rest of their lives. In this series, parents share experiences and their perspectives on the wide ranging impact of French Immersion education on their children and families.

In this installment of The Power of Immersion, Sonya recognizes that our French Immersion education reaches far beyond the French language, into culture, music, play - teaching the "entire child."

Is French Immersion right for you and your child? To explore that question and the lifelong benefits of becoming bilingual at a young age, please feel free to use the form on the right side of this page to contact us anytime. Merci!


 

For young children in a language immersion setting, becoming bilingual is virtually effortless and language is only the beginning of benefits they will enjoy the rest of their lives. In this series, parents share experiences and their perspectives on the wide ranging impact of French Immersion education on their children and families.

In this installment of The Power of Immersion, like most parents new to our school, Chelsea was concerned about her daughter adapting to the immersion environment but her daughter, with the help of her classmates and her young mind, quickly put her Mom's fears to rest.

Is French Immersion right for you and your child? To explore that question and the lifelong benefits of becoming bilingual at a young age, please feel free to use the form on the right side of this page to contact us anytime. Merci!


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For young children in a language immersion setting, becoming bilingual is virtually effortless and language is only the beginning of benefits they will enjoy the rest of their lives. In this series, parents share experiences and their perspectives on the wide ranging impact of French Immersion education on their children and families.

In this installment of The Power of Immersion, Emmy, who regained her childhood French as an adult, speaks to the importance of having a second language in her career and why she wants to make sure her children build a solid foundation early in their lives.

Is French Immersion right for you and your child? To explore that question and the lifelong benefits of becoming bilingual at a young age, please feel free to use the form on the right side of this page to contact us anytime. Merci!


 

For young children in a language immersion setting, becoming bilingual is virtually effortless and language is only the beginning of benefits they will enjoy the rest of their lives. In this series, parents share experiences and their perspectives on the wide ranging impact of French Immersion education on their children and families.

In this installment of The Power of Immersion, a bilingual parent, Richard, touts the benefits of being bilingual and the doors it will open for his children.

Is French Immersion right for you and your child? To explore that question and the lifelong benefits of becoming bilingual at a young age, please feel free to use the form on the right side of this page to contact us anytime. Merci!


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For young children in a language immersion setting, becoming bilingual is virtually effortless and language is only the beginning of benefits they will enjoy the rest of their lives. In this series, parents share experiences and their perspectives on the wide ranging impact of French Immersion education on their children and families.

In this installment of The Power of Immersion, as someone who struggled learning languages in high school, Sonya marvels at the fact that her children don't learn French, but KNOW French!

Is French Immersion right for you and your child? To explore that question and the lifelong benefits of becoming bilingual at a young age, please feel free to use the form on the right side of this page to contact us anytime. Merci!


 

For young children in a language immersion setting, becoming bilingual is virtually effortless and language is only the beginning of benefits they will enjoy the rest of their lives. In this series, parents share experiences and their perspectives on the wide ranging impact of French Immersion education on their children and families.

In this installment of The Power of Immersion, Brian's children enrolled with absolutely no French background but he overcame his hesitation with the simple question, "What if it works?"

Is French Immersion right for you and your child? To explore that question and the lifelong benefits of becoming bilingual at a young age, please feel free to use the form on the right side of this page to contact us anytime. Merci!


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For young children in a language immersion setting, becoming bilingual is virtually effortless and language is only the beginning of benefits they will enjoy the rest of their lives. In this series, parents share experiences and their perspectives on the wide ranging impact of French Immersion education on their children and families.

In this first installment of The Power of Immersion, Michele reflects on the amazing gift she was able to give her children.

Is French Immersion right for you and your child? To explore that question and the lifelong benefits of becoming bilingual at a young age, please feel free to use the form on the right side of this page to contact us anytime. Merci!


 

A video recapping the May 23, 2018 Groundbreaking Ceremony for The French American School of Tampa Bay, kicking off our renovations which will lead to our opening this Fall! Very grateful for all who attended and for the participation of St. Pete Chamber CEO & President, Chris Steinocher and Honorary Consul of France, Jean-Charles Faust for speaking, as well as special guests Alex Rios of Rios Architecture, Scott Ferris of Axis Construction and Mike Hargett of Barnett, Bolt Law Firm.

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Dynamic, research-based video on the benefits of bilingual education and why starting young is crucial.

Is French Immersion right for you and your child? To explore the lifelong benefits of becoming bilingual at a young age, please feel free to use the form on the upper right side of this page to contact us anytime. Merci!