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The French American School of Silicon Valley was founded in 1992 by a group of Francophiles who recognized the need for a bilingual French-American school in the expanding Silicon Valley area.  The first Board of Directors was created with members who shared the same vision and philosophy of education : M. Jean-Louis Gassée, M. Georges Halpern, M. Alain Labat, M. Hervé le Mansec, M. Claude Nédérovique, Ms. Colette Siegel, M. Jean-Claude Zambelli.

The French American School of Silicon Valley opened its doors in September of 1992 with a total enrollment of seven students.  Over the course of the next four years, under the leadership of its first Director, M. Claude Nédérovique, the school expanded rapidly. To accommodate the growing Preschool to Fifth Grade student body, the school relocated to a larger campus, in Sunnyvale, where it remains today. 

Together, more than 45 nationalities are represented in our student body offering an outstanding cultural richness that we share and celebrate together.

The French American School of Silicon Valley is part of a global network comprised of 522 schools located in 139 countries, with a population of over 370,000 students. These schools are all accredited by the French Ministry of Education and promote universal values: tolerance, intellectual curiosity and critical thinking, offering students the opportunity to receive the same high quality of education all over the world.

The French American School of Silicon Valley takes pride in being both an international school belonging to a worldwide network, and a California school rooted in its local community.

The French American School of Silicon Valley is accredited by both The French Ministry of Education and California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS). FASSV is a member of California Language Teachers Association (CLTA), National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and the MLF Network of schools.