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New Mandarin immersion school opening in Bellevue, Washington.

March 29, 2018



At International Friends School we create habits of strong heart and mind through Quaker education in a modern, immersive, multilingual environment.

Our students have the character, communication skills and cultural competency to meaningfully participate as world citizens.

On five stunning acres in downtown Bellevue, the International Friends School opens its door this fall to it’s first classes of 3 and 4 year old children then growing a grade a year until 8th grade. As a Quaker Friends School, IFS joins a 300 year old tradition of excellent academics mirrored by the thoughtful concern for the moral and social development of children. IFS  is the first Friends’s school in Washington state and the first in the world to offer a multilingual environment. Students will learn through a Mandarin/English immersion program with some daily exposure to Spanish. The third commitment of IFS is to offer students a balanced year calendar where learning is more evenly dispersed throughout the school year. Check out more at:


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  1. April 5, 2018 12:45 pm

    Sue Brooks is a fantastic educator and will make a great contribution to the education scene in Seattle

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