Located in Lowell, Massachusetts, Franco American School is a private, Catholic, elementary school for students from prekindergarten through eighth grade and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
Rooted in Gospel values and academic excellence, we provide a challenging curriculum, while promoting self-worth, respect, responsibility, and a commitment to faith and social justice.
To prepare students to make informed choices and decisions and to grow as citizens aware of their responsibilities to family, community, faith, and world.
School Calendar 2014-2015
Select the link below to view the Franco American School 2014-2015 calendar. Please note that this calendar does not reflect last-minute changes such as weather cancellations and postponements. School families should refer to the monthly calendars and other updates that are emailed and sent home to families via the students.
FAS Fall Athletes Win Big
Congratulations to the Franco American School cross country and soccer teams for a wonderful fall season!
The soccer team placed second in the EAA this season, falling to Innovation Academy in the championship game. The squad defeated Saint Michael School in an exciting overtime in the semi-finals to advance to the championship game. Other season highlights include a huge season-opening 9-1 win over Sainte Jeanne d'Arc School, a big 6-2 victory over the Academy of Notre Dame, and a 6-1 defeat of Saint Margaret School.
Meanwhile, several members of the cross country team competed alongside the best runners from the league's nine schools at the EAA's LeBlanc Invitational. Sixth grader Caitlin Tully was Franco American's top performer, placing 6th overall with a time of 14:04 on the 1.9-mile course.
Kudos to all of our fall athletes!
Eleanor Roosevelt Visits FAS
Students and faculty were treated to a one-woman performance of the life of Eleanor Roosevelt recently. The slideshow below offers highlights from this excellent show.
Fourth-grade students in Elizabeth Marvin's class showed off their "Bottle Buddies" for their parents and friends. "Bottle Buddies" is an annual project that allows students to create out of 2-liter bottles the likenesses of famous people they studied in social studies.
Grade 5 Explorers
Sandra Brazier's fifth-grade students hosted parents and peers at the annual Explorer Day. Check out the photos below!
Second-grade students in Tracy Parkhurst's class enjoyed reading together in groups recently.
FAS Students Are "Mad" About Science!
FAS students enjoy the annual Mad Science show, where they participate in fun science experiments.
UML River Hawks Visit FAS
UMass Lowell hockey players Michael Fallon ad Jake Kamrass recently visited students in their classes, where they spoke about teamwork, leadership, balancing academics and athletics, and hard work.
Sue Glasheen's sixth-grade students celebrated their many cultures at the annual multicultural fair, where they shared native foods and their knowledge of the heritage and customs in their respective lands. The best part of the project was that students were required to create all of their visuals by hand - no computer-generated maps or pictures!
Students in Sandra Brazier's fifth-grade class recently held a medical convention for their schoolmates and families. Check out the slideshow from the event below.