Lycee Francais de Chicago (The French International School)

1929 W. Wilson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640-0606
Tel: (773)665-0066
Grades: PK-12 | 755 students
The Lycee Francais de Chicago provides its students with a rigorous bilingual education in a dynamic and welcoming multicultural community.
The Lycee draws on the best of the French, American and international educational systems preparing students to thrive at top universities throughout the world.
French at its core, the Lycee`s education transforms students into global ambassadors, inspiring them to lead lives of purpose, responsibility and respect.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other school association(s)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1995

Student Body

Total Students 755 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
5%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Lycee Francais de Chicago (The French International School) Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 120 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size 16 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(School colors)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $18,930
Tuition Notes 2016-2017 Tuition Base Tuition Rate – $18,930 High school students grade 9 (arrived in or before 2009) – $18,930 fixed rate for the duration of high school High school students grades 10-12 (arrived in or before 2009) – $18,200 fixed rate for the dura
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant $6,500
Acceptance Rate
50%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Stephanie van Sice
Admissions Associate Stacey Bear

Sports

Total Sports Offered 13 sports
Sports Ballet, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Gymnastics, Indoor Soccer, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBalletBasketball,
ClimbingCross Country,
DanceGolf,
GymnasticsIndoor Soccer,
SoccerSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 36 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Adventures in Space, Automotive Mechatronics, Ballet, Breakdance, Chess Wizards, Choir, Circus Arts, College Preparatory Courses (SAT, ACT, Higher Scientific Education Preparation,...), Computer Building, Crafty Little Hands, Engineering using LEGO ®, Fashion Illustration & Costume Design, French Soccer Academy, Fun Robotics, Girl Power Yoga, Girls on the Run, Homework Help & Group Projects, Introduction to Graphic Design, Kids Can Cook, Latin Dance, Mad Science, Mandarin Chinese, Mandarin for Munchkins, Meet the Board, Music Ensembles, Musical Theatre, Personalized Homework Help, Podcasting, Private Music Lessons (piano, violin, guitar, cello, ...), Product Design with 3D Printing, Scenic Art & Design, Tech Crew, Tiny Tinkerers, Web Design, Young Knitter, Young Potter Ballet, Breakdance, Chess Wizards, Choir, Circus Arts, Fun Robotics, Kids Can Cook, Latin Dance, Mad Science, Meet the Board, Podcasting, Tech Crew, Tiny Tinkerers, Web Design, Young Knitter, Young Potter, Adventures in Space,
Automotive Mechatronics,
College Preparatory Courses (SAT, ACT, Higher Scientific Education Preparation,...),
Computer Building,
Crafty Little Hands,
Engineering using LEGO ®,
Fashion Illustration & Costume Design,
French Soccer Academy,
Girl Power Yoga,
Girls on the Run,
Homework Help & Group Projects,
Introduction to Graphic Design,
Mandarin Chinese,
Mandarin for Munchkins,
Music Ensembles,
Musical Theatre,
Personalized Homework Help,
Private Music Lessons (piano, violin, guitar, cello, ...),
Product Design with 3D Printing,
Scenic Art & Design,

School Notes

  • First founded in 1995 by a small group of French and American families, the Lycee began as an international school of fewer than 150 students. Twenty years later, our community has grown dramatically, attracting families from around the world who share the value of an academically challenging and culturally diverse education. Families find a second home at the Lycee because of our commitment to a world-class education and fluency in respect, responsibility, and the joy of learning. Today, the Lycee is Chicago`s premier international education community, consisting of nearly 500 families and more than 750 students. Our program is based on the French National Curriculum combined with key American building blocks. It offers students the best of both worlds. From the extensive French curriculum - taught in French - students become highly proficient critical thinkers by acquiring the rigorous writing skills and broad academic knowledge necessary for the French Baccalaureate. From our strong American program - taught in English - students receive the academic preparation that is sought by American colleges and universities. From multicultural exposure, students gain valuable social and communication skills, and become exceptionally open-minded. Taking into account the richness, diversity, and challenges of this dual-language system, students educated at the Lycee are well-prepared to meet - and often exceed - the demands of the best universities in France, Europe, and North America.
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