Admission & Tuition
We thank you for your interest in our program - a one of its kinds in the Puget Sound area, but already well established in other US cities (New York, San Francisco, Boston, Houston,etc..) and other countries.
Learning a language is a family affair and with no doubt, an investment. Your support at home and your commitment to a good attendance are important for our program to be fully effective and successful.
Before enrolling, we encourage parents to become familiar with our education goals and philosophy. We invite you to come to our Open Houses, to read our "Classes" section or contact us for more information by using this form. This will help you to determine whether our program meets your short and long term goals around your child’s academic and personal growth needs.
SInce our classes are taught in a full immersion style - all speaking, reading, and writing is done in French - all our students must have a minimum of language skills in French. For all new students we require a pre-assessment that will be scheduled after pre-enrollment. Our goal is to evaluate
their French proficiency and place them in the best group.
Our enrollment process is a 2 step process: pre-enrollment starts in March to reserve placement, then starting in mid-April, a placement email will be sent for you to confirm with full or partial tuition payment. Your spot will be held until June 15th awaiting your confirmation. After June 15th, you will have to confirm within 48h of placement by EFGS.
Once classes are full, we will put any new pre-enrollment on a waiting list. The Pre-enrollment fee is non-refundable unless we can't place the child in a class at your preferred location.
TUITION and FEES
We do our best to keep the program affordable.
The amount is confirmed in Spring during the enrollment process. You can pay tuition in full but we also offer a payment plan option with 6 monthly payments with a small payment plan fee.
The tuition costs vary according to the annual budget. As a non-profit, our goal is to provide French classes at the most affordable cost without jeopardizing our viability.
You will benefit from Early Bird Discounts if you pre-enroll and enroll early.
In 2018/19, the total cost for a regular class of 3h/week was between $1,850 and $2,100 depending on the time of enrollment.
We also offer a 5% sibling discount.