The French Maternal School (FMS) is a small, independent nursery school serving the French, international and diplomatic communities of the Washington, D.C. area. It offers French immersion programs for children ages 2 to 6 (nursery, pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten) and educates them to reach a high level of academic performance in a nurturing environment. The FMS program follows the French National Curriculum and is fully accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Samia Bouallègue

Samia Bouallègue holds two master’s degrees in both Secondary Education and French/TESOL from West Virginia University, and another in Identity, Communication, and Intercultural Development from the University of Nice.

Brigitte Davis

Brigitte Davis holds the US Child Development Associate Credential as well as an Associate degree in Sales.


Loubna Drissi

Loubna Drissi holds the Elementary School Teacher Diploma from the Ministry of National Education as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics from the University of Casablanca in Morocco. She also obtained the US Child Development Associate Credential.

Emilie Dubreuil

Emilie Dubreuil holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art and Education.

Sofia Fahmi

Sofia Fahmi graduated from EFAP with a Masters in Communication.

Farrah Khiter

Farrah Khiter graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Psychology from the Université de Paris 8.

Olivia Jacquot

Olivia Jacquot holds a Masters degree in Early Childhood from the University of Nancy.

Sofia Fahmi

Sofia Fahmi graduated from EFAP with a Masters in Communication.

Nadia Harper

Nadia Harper graduated from the French Baccalaureate and attended two years of Commercial Studies at l’IPSA Institute in Paris.

Marie Jeanne Pesme

Marie Jeanne Pesme holds the US Child Development Associate credential, has a degree in pediatric nursing, and also holds the French Early Childhood Professional Certificate.

Caroline Rossignol

Caroline Rossignol holds an Early Childhood Montessori Diploma as well as a Master’s Degree in Finance and Accounting from Paris Dauphine.

Thérèse Taiclet

Thérèse Taiclet received a High School diploma and specialized in Administration and Accounting.


Fanja Walsh

Fanja Walsh graduated from the French Baccalaureate and was awarded a two-year degree in Cosmetology from the René Garraud International Institute in Paris.



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Keep up to date with the most recent events going on at the school

  • Monday October 10

    Columbus Day School Closed
  • Friday - November 11

    Veteran’s Day School Closed
  • Wednesday November 23rd– Friday November 25th

    Thanksgiving Break - School Closed