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 . Who are we and how does the PAFEA program work?

PAFEA is a non-profit organization committed to providing high-quality, affordable French language educational programs to supplement the public school system curriculum. PAFEA currently offers after-school French classes at the Alto International School, 475 Pope Street, in Menlo Park for children in Kindergarten through 8th grades. The PAFEA after-school program supplements the public school system curriculum with French language arts classes.

CNED-based Classes: The PAFEA program follows the CNED (Centre National d’Enseignement à Distance) curriculum. This is the French National Education program for francophone students enrolled in the public schools. This curriculum is provided by the French Ministry of National Education and is designed to ensure that children learn French language arts at the same pace as their counterparts in France. All PAFEA classes are taught by qualified French language instructors. The student-teacher ratio does not exceed 7:1 and 6 students minimum to open a class. Please note that the PAFEA program is not limited to residents of Palo Alto and is open to all children.

All classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for a total of four hours per week (about 130 hours of class time per year).*

Classes are not held on national holidays, staff development days or during PAUSD school district closures.

 . PAFEA After-School Enrollment Information

Unless your child is a continuing PAFEA student, you must complete the enrollment form to apply for a place for your child or children in the PAFEA program for the 2019/20 school year. **

After completing the enrollment form, please send it, along with tuition and application processing fee listed below to:

Palo Alto French Education Association

P.O. Box 60932

Palo Alto, CA 94306-9991

Please note that priority for purposes of securing a place in a class will be given to applications for enrollment received first.

 . PAFEA After-School Enrollment Fees

Parents will be responsible for the following fees per child enrolled in the PAFEA program:

The CNED materials: about $250 (how to order the CNED?)

The PAFEA program for the 2019/20 school year: $3,650

Application processing fee: $50 (not applicable to continuing PAFEA students)

Should you have any questions or concerns related to PAFEA or the application process, please contact Béatrice Rocher. In addition, please check back at our website from time to time for PAFEA news and updates on PAFEA class schedules and events.

Thank you for your interest in PAFEA.

Béatrice Rocher

Director of Admissions.


(650) 630-4319

PAFEA's by laws:

Articles of Incorporation pdf (116KB)

Certification of 503 c(3) status (30.7KB)


Racially Non-Discriminatory Policy

The Palo Alto French Education Association admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students in classes administered by the Palo Alto French Education Association. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other programs administered by the Palo Alto French Education Association.

* Class schedules and locations are subject to change, provided that all classes will occur after-school for a minimum of 4 hours per week during the school year (excluding national holidays and Palo Alto Unified School District scheduled vacations and closures).

**In order for your child's place in the fall class to be reserved, PAFEA must provide you with notification that your child has been accepted into the PAFEA program and PAFEA must receive your non-refundable enrollment deposit as further described under the "PAFEA Fees" Section.

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