Located in Lowell, Massachusetts, Franco
American School is a private, Catholic, elementary school for students from pre-kindergarten 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.
students to make informed choices and decisions and to grow as citizens aware of their responsibilities to family, community,
faith, and world.
Bottle Buddies 2013
Students in Elizabeth Marvin's fourth-grade class recently completed their Bottle Buddies, which is a project
that allows students to read biographies and then create models of their subjects from 2-liter bottles. Check out Grace
Smith's awesome J. K. Rowling Bottle Buddy Below!
Franco Fall 5K and Fun Run
Congratulations and thank you to everyone who participated in Franco American School's
first 5K, which was held on Saturday, October 5th. Click the link below for the complete race results.
we thank our wonderful sponsors: Reichheld Ting Orthodontics, Bodywise Muscular Therapy, Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union, Mount
Pleasant Golf Club, Trader Joe's of Nashua, Dunkin' Donuts, All Sports Heroes, Lowell Spinners, Panas Attorney at
Law, Bruno's Painting Company, New England Inpatient Specialists, Market Basket, Monster.com, Air-Mart Heating & Cooling,
BJ's, Alpha Martial Arts Academy, New Balance, and Lowell Police Association.
Franco Fall 5K and Fun Run 2013 Results
Sandra Brazier's fifth graders recently met at the annual medical convention, where student "specialists"
had the opportunity to share their knowledge of the human body. Shown below is Ben McGrade, as he explains the parts
and functions of the brain to parents and friends.
Planetarium at FAS
American School students were treated to an academic enrichment program recently. Mike Francis, a former lecturer
at the Charles Hayden Planetarium at Boston's Museum of Science, spoke students about stars, planets, the moon, and
more under an inflatable planetarium dome. Below, students are shown entering the planetarium.
Third graders in Lillian Bernier's class recently presented their animal habitats and reports for parents and
friends. Shown below, Michael Hovey and Naima Kaldi talk to a parent about penquins and electric eels.
Riley Connors and his fifth-grade classmates recently presented their findings from their archaeological
digs. Riley is shown below with the Native American totem pole that he dug up in Alaska.
New Species at FAS
Sixth-grade students in Danielle Latta's class recently
created their own species. Students were asked to make models of their new species, explain what biomes they live in,
and describe 5 body adaptations that allow their species to survive in their respective environments. Staff was invited
to vote for the most creative new species. Shown in the photo are the contest winners, Aileen Yim and Shikha Patel,
holding the models of their new species.
Annual Holiday Collection
Students at FAS are collecting
donations to support some of the needy families in our community during Thanksgiving and Christmas. Both monetary and
non-perishable food donations will be accepted through Wednesday, November 27.
Students will be dismissed at 10:30
a.m. on Wednesday, November 27, in celebration of Thanksgiving. The aftercare program will not be in
session on that day. Students will return to school on Monday, December 2.
Lighting of the Crèche and Tree
The annual lighting of the FAS
Christmas tree and Crèche located at the Grotto will take place on Thursday, December 5. The
evening will also include photos with Santa, a Christmas sing along, cookies and cocoa, and more. Festivities begin
at 5:30 p.m.
Click here to view the Franco American School 2013-2014 calendar.
FAS Students Score High on
Congratulations to the Franco American School Community!
The 2013 Stanford 10 Achievement Test results have been released, and FAS students again
have scored extremely well.
As you examine the graph, please note that the 50th percentile represents the average score nationally. Franco American School’s average scores are significantly
higher than the national average in every grade level. Also, test scores in grades 2 and 3 are generally lower than those in later grades, as our young
students grow accustomed to standardized test-taking
We applaud our students and faculty for another year of academic excellence
at Franco American School!
Thank you to our supporters in the community: