FISNA or French International Schools in North America is a network of 54 schools located in Canada and the United States, which implement the French curricula, and employ a majority of teachers who are qualified in the French National Education system.
These schools also are truly international: in addition to enrolling French and Northern American students, they welcome students from a wide range of countries from around the world. Instruction is offered in at least two languages, French and English, and oftentimes in a third language as well.
The goal of these schools is to lead their students to become world citizens through the deep interactions between two cultures aiming for universality, the French and the North American cultures.
These schools are usually primary schools, with a few having a middle and a high school. Regardless of the duration of a student’s schooling at one of the FISNA schools, that experience represents a considerable advantage for admission into the best universities in the world.