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Banner600The French Bilingual Association (FBA) partners with Tillicum Middle School to offer bilingual education suited for middle school children with native or near-native abilities in French.

The French Bilingual Association "Le Matin" language classes are privately run to follow the French Ministry of Education curriculum; these classes are scheduled during students' zero period, i.e. before the start of the Tillicum school day. This class, which is open to any student with sufficient proficiency, is recognized by Tillicum Middle School as an elective class and students may be able to receive high school credit, if desired. The rest of the day students follow the Bellevue School District curriculum at Tillicum, though registration at Tillicum Middle School is not required. This unique integrated offering provides students with the diversity and excellence of the Bellevue School district public education while maintaining their bilingualism. 

The French Bilingual Association also offers the French language portion of the CNED in an after-school class two days per week. Families who might be relocating to France find this a valuable addition to the morning class.

All French Bilingual Association language classes are taught by native French speaking teachers. Students enrolled in an other middle school are welcome to attend.



Program for support of French as a native language (FLAM). French bilingual education is developing rapidly throughout the world. About 2 million students are studying in French bilingual programs in 53 countries across all five continents. The development of these French bilingual educational opportunities is a priority for France and for many educational partners who structure and guide this type of education. Starting 2008, FLAM has offered grants to the French Bilingual Association. For more information, visit or

consulate The Consul General from France in San Francisco fully supports our programs. For more information, visit

French Bilingual Association is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.

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