Located in Lowell, Massachusetts, Franco
American School is a private, Catholic, elementary school for students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade and is accredited
by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
Rooted in Gospel values and academic excellence,
we provide a challenging curriculum, while promoting self-worth, respect, responsibility, and a commitment to faith
and social justice.
students to make informed choices and decisions and to grow as citizens aware of their responsibilities to family, community,
faith, and world.
Bottle Buddies 2013
Students in Elizabeth Marvin's fourth-grade class recently completed their Bottle Buddies, which is a project
that allows students to read biographies and then create models of their subjects from 2-liter bottles. Check out Grace
Smith's awesome J. K. Rowling Bottle Buddy Below!
New Species at FAS
Sixth-grade students in Danielle Latta's class recently
created their own species. Students were asked to make models of their new species, explain what biomes they live in,
and describe 5 body adaptations that allow their species to survive in their respective environments. Staff was invited
to vote for the most creative new species. Shown in the photo are the contest winners, Aileen Yim and Shikha Patel,
holding the models of their new species.
Franco Fall 5K and Fun Run
Congratulations and thank you to everyone who participated in Franco American School's
first 5K, which was held on Saturday, October 5th. Click the link below for the complete race results.
we thank our wonderful sponsors: Reichheld Ting Orthodontics, Bodywise Muscular Therapy, Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union, Mount
Pleasant Golf Club, Trader Joe's of Nashua, Dunkin' Donuts, All Sports Heroes, Lowell Spinners, Panas Attorney at
Law, Bruno's Painting Company, New England Inpatient Specialists, Market Basket, Monster.com, Air-Mart Heating & Cooling,
BJ's, Alpha Martial Arts Academy, New Balance, and Lowell Police Association.
Franco Fall 5K and Fun Run 2013 Results
Lillian Bernier's third-grade students performed a Nativity play in front
of the school community. Check out the slideshow below!
Hollywood Red Carpet - Auction 2014
We extend our heartfelt appreciation to everyone who supported this year's spring auction - Hollywood Red Carpet.
Through the generosity and hard work of hundreds of friends throughout our local community and beyond, we raised over $16
thousand and had a marvelous time! Photos from the 2014 event are below:
A group of students from Katelyn Kaufman's first-grade class show off the hardcover
books that they created. These young authors and illustrators wrote about their adventures with Curious George.
Sandra Brazier's fifth graders recently met at the annual medical convention, where student "specialists"
had the opportunity to share their knowledge of the human body. Shown below is Ben McGrade, as he explains the parts
and functions of the brain to parents and friends.
Planetarium at FAS
American School students were treated to an academic enrichment program recently. Mike Francis, a former lecturer
at the Charles Hayden Planetarium at Boston's Museum of Science, spoke students about stars, planets, the moon, and
more under an inflatable planetarium dome. Below, students are shown entering the planetarium.
Third graders in Lillian Bernier's class recently presented their animal habitats and reports for parents and
friends. Shown below, Michael Hovey and Naima Kaldi talk to a parent about penquins and electric eels.
Riley Connors and his fifth-grade classmates recently presented their findings from their archaeological
digs. Riley is shown below with the Native American totem pole that he dug up in Alaska.
Click here to view the Franco American School 2013-2014 calendar.
FAS Students Earn Honors at Citywide
Stephen Keang, an eighth-grade student
at Franco American School, won first place in a recent citywide art competition.
Visual Voices is a multi-venue
art show that features the talent of Lowell’s elementary and middle school students. This year, students
from 25 public and private schools entered their work.
Keang placed first for “Ayer Manse,” which is
a drawing of Franco American School’s historic building that was once owned by the family of Beatrice Ayer, wife of
General George Patton.
Alexia Rivera, also an eighth grader at Franco American, received Honorable Mention for
“Franco Girl,” a portrait done in the style of French painter Amedeo Modigliani, who is best known for his portraits
featuring characters with elongated necks and faces.
The art program at FAS is a cross-curricular program that
integrates history and creativity.
First-grade students recently studied the work of abstract Russian artist Wassily
Kandinsky and created their own garden in the spirit of Kandinsky’s famous circles. Students in grades 4 and 5
made their own Gee’s Bend quilt after the unique quilting style of the women of Gee’s Bend, Alabama. These
collaborative pieces were sold at Franco American’s recent spring auction.
"The art program incorporates
history as a way to stimulate students' appreciation of the arts, as well as their creativity," said Sr. Lorraine
Students at Franco American School develop their knowledge of art history and hone their creative
skills through weekly art classes with local artist, Debra Bretton Robinson.
Artwork entered in this year’s
Visual Voices competition will be on display until April 26 at Brush Gallery & Studios, Zeitgeist Gallery, Whistler
House Museum of Art, and Lowell Telecommunications.
Spelling Bee 2014
to the winners of the 2014 Spelling Bee: Katherine Huang, first place, Cassie Laurin, second place, and Anthony Howell,
third place. We also congratulate all students who participated in this year's event!
Thank you to our supporters in the community: