French School of Austin was founded by a family of educators upon principles of multilingualism, multiculturalism, academic excellence, and exclusivity. Our mission is to foster respect, integrity, and self-discovery in a compassionate, multicultural, and small environment.

The school is a learning community that ensures high academic achievement for all students in both French and English, develops leadership, and values other cultures, systems, and practices. Through our rigorous academic curriculum, music, performing arts, and our celebration of diverse cultures, our students learn the skills and values they need to become influential participants in their communities.


Enrollment range: Preschool to 8th grade

Diversity: 10 represented nationalities; 6 spoken languages

Faculty credentials: 80% with advanced degrees

Financial aid: 18% of students receive tuition assistance

Faculty to student ratio:

  • Preschool : 1 to 7
  • Elementary : 1-12
  • Middle School: 1-10
  • Average class size: Maximum capacity of 15 students per class


  • School Hours 8 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
  • After School Care until 5:45 P.M.
  • 10- months school calendar (vs 9-months ‘usual’ school calendar)
  • 100% French Immersion at Preschool Level
  • Bilingual (and trilingual) Education starting Kindergarten
  • Mandatory Performing Arts and String (violin or cello) Program
  • Optional Guitar, Voice and Piano Program
  • Additional Languages Offered in Elementary Level: Arabic, Spanish or Mandarin

Our Philosophy

phil_smallEcole Jean-Jacques Rousseau is a preparatory French Immersion Program, non-sectarian, privately and family owned, where the talents of bright and motivated children are recognized, nurtured and developed to their full potential.

Our History

history_smallEcole Jean-Jacques Rousseau was first founded in 2005 with the Middle School Program, and through the initiative of a French Speaking Teacher/Director and an Educational Specialist who wished to share the French language and…

Our Leadership

The school is owned and operated by a French speaking family of educators and educational specialists. As teachers, directors and curriculum advisors, the Louali family has 30+ years of experience of academic excellence and…

Our Campus

Our new campus since 2012 is located between Braker Lane and Parmer Lane, on North Lamar Blvd, is a nurturing, stimulating, and safe environment for students to grow and succeed. Classrooms and science labs are designed to promote…