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.
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.
Space Exploration in Grade 5
National Library Week 2015 Winning Artist
Congratulations to Zoey Gaudet, a fourth grader here at FAS, for winning in the third- and fourth-grade category in this year's National Library Week Art Contest at the Pollard Memorial Library!
Congratulations to the boys' and girls' basketball teams for another exciting winter season! Both teams advanced to the semi-final round of the EAA Championships.
Welcome to Our Wax Museum!
Seventh and eighth graders in Sue Glasheen's history classes recently opened their "wax museum" to their families and peers. Guests had the opportunity to watch students portray historical figures like Eleanor Roosevelt, Ulysses S. Grant, and Frederick Douglass, as they toured several classrooms. Guests pressed "buttons," and the student actors came to life and recited minute-long biographies.
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.
Choose the link below to be directed to the Arbordale Fun eReader website. You will be asked to type in Franco American School's access code. All school families were provided with the school access code via email. Please contact the school if you have forgotten the code.
Science Fair 2015
Sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students participated in Franco American School's annual spring science fair recently. Dr. Olga Lepsky and Dr. Kwok-Fan Chow from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and Sr. Jane Holland, assistant principal at FAS, judged this year's fair.
Under the guidance of FAS middle school science teacher, Danielle Latta, students worked for several months researching, writing papers, experimenting, recording data, and preparing their visual aids.
Chow was impressed with the caliber of projects that the students presented. “I don’t think I knew what bacteria was when I was in the sixth grade, and I definitely couldn’t write a computer program in the eighth grade.”
Winners of this year’s science fair include the following: Achievement Award Winners Kyre Ou, Grade 8, Danielle Bourque, Grade 6, Cassandra Laurin, Grade 8, Jada Catalano, Grade 6, and Ben McGrade, Grade 6; Honorable Mention Winners Deshay Buchoon, Grade 7, Patricia Adesanya, Grade 8, Aileen Yim, Grade 7, and Ishani Patel, Grade 6; Runners Up Katherine Huang, Grade 8, Victoria Bradley, Grade 8, Nick Ayotte, Grade 7, Lorena Schroeder, Grade 7, Riley Connors, Grade 6, and Sarah Toth, Grade 6; Third-Place Winner Jacqueline Ngo, Grade 8; Second-Place Winner Phillip Tran, Grade 7; and First-Place Overall Winner Caitlin Tully, Grade 6.
FAS Alumni Continue to Impress!
Check out the latest news from our young alumni. We are so proud to boast about their academic and athletic accomplishments, community service, and leadership roles within their communities. Keep up the great work, FAS Alums!!!
Download a PDF of the Winter/Spring 2015 Young Alumni News below.
Spelling Bee 2015
FAS recently held its annual spelling bee, where top spellers in grades 5-8 competed for first-, second-, and third-place prizes. This year's winners are Jonathan Ross, first place, Cassie Laurin, second place, and Alice Huang, third place.
Tracy Parkhurst's second graders proudly displayed their science projects for families and friends recently. Students were asked to create food webs or food chains. Their creativity was impressive!
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!
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.