A campaign for the future of the French International School of Philadelphia

In an interconnected world, individuals who can adapt to new cultures, customs and environments are positioned to be flexible leaders who build bridges. These are the leaders who will understand how to navigate and lift up the unique strengths of each environment in which they find themselves. Bilingual education has been shown to increase cognitive function, empathetic listening skills, and the ability to synthesize differing points of view.

By offering a comprehensive bilingual curriculum, the French International School provides a unique educational choice among the independent schools in the Philadelphia region. You can be part of our mission.


The French International School of Philadelphia committed to raising $1M to support the expansion of our Upper School campus. We are proud to share that numerous members of our internal and external community responded to our call to build a legacy, taking us across the finish line, and turning our vision into a reality.

December 31, 2023 will mark the end of our capital campaign. It has been an incredible journey since announcing the public portion of our capital campaign in January 2021, and while the capital campaign ends, the need to raise funds and preserve the future of our school continues. Please consider making your gift today! 






Air Liquide Center for Science & Innovation
The new Air Liquide Center for Science and Innovation is comprised of bright, generous and flexible spaces equipped with fully up-to-date technology. With expanded lab space accommodating over 30% more students at a time, students are able to engage and collaborate with one another in small groups and as a full class cohort as necessary. Unique maker and planning areas have been included within the lab to enhance creative learning and critical thinking, while modern language laboratories layer opportunity for focused language immersion and learning within the multilingual environment.

Recreational Green Space
The new Recreational Green Space has long been a need and a wish at the French International School of Philadelphia’s City Avenue location. The redesigned outdoor space includes play areas, a new garden, and inviting pockets of nature. In addition to essential spaces for play and socializing, the expansion has enabled the configuration of safer and more efficient morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up traffic flows by means of a one-way driveway through campus.

Casey-Willig Arts Center
The Casey-Willig Arts Center is the heart of the Upper School campus. The sun-filled atrium and expanded multipurpose space proudly showcase events like the Science Fair, art exhibits, and eighth-grade graduation. Our open concept dining room and new kitchen is designed to enhance students’ engagement in the traditional French Semaine de Goût (Week of Taste), cooking demonstrations, and lessons on food science and nutrition with Chef Paul.


It is never too late to join us in our campaign efforts. We invite you to help build our legacy as we continue to raise funds and preserve the future of our school!