‘Beyond Borders Gala’ honors independent, bilingual and multicultural school’s history and achievements
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Date and time: Saturday March 25, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 12:00 am
Location: Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Details: The French International School of Philadelphia is celebrating 25 years of growth during its “Beyond Borders Gala” at the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia. Michel Charbonnier, Consul General of France and Honorary Chair of the event, will join more than 300 guests to honor the community of parents, alumni families, faculty and staff, who have made the school’s success possible.
The French International School of Philadelphia is a not-for-profit, independent school offering bilingual instruction in French and English to a multicultural community of pre-kindergarten through eighth grade students.
The school first opened its doors in September 1991, in a leased wing of the Baldwin School and counted just 13 students from prekindergarten to second grade. Twenty-five years and more than 300 students later, the school owns two campuses—one for children from pre-K to fourth grade adjacent to the Bala Cynwyd Library, and one on City Avenue which houses the Upper School. The school serves a broader community: not only French expatriates and American Francophiles, but families from all over the world, whose distinct backgrounds and experiences contribute to the unique and open-minded school culture.
The event will begin with a VIP reception at 6:00 pm, other guests will be welcomed at 7:00 pm with aperitifs and hors d’oeuvres, dinner will be served at 8:00 pm and dancing will follow until midnight. For more information, please visit the website.
The French International School of Philadelphia is an independent prekindergarten through eighth grade school offering a bilingual curriculum in French and in English. Accredited by both the French Ministry of Education and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the school expects its students to become global citizens with a deeper understanding of and appreciation for other cultures.
Contact: Jade Touam at jtouamfrenchschoolphila.org or 610-667- 1286