Lycée Français de Chicago (The French International School)

613 W Bittersweet Place,
Chicago, IL, 60613-0606
Tel: (773)665-0066
Grades: PK - 12 | 717 students
The mission of the Lycée Français de Chicago is to educate children pre-K through 12 with a rigorous dual-language curriculum grounded in the French educational system, complemented by a strong American program and the International Baccalaureate, within an engaged multicultural community that encourages students to become responsible global citizens.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1995

Student Body

Total Students 717 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Lycée Français de Chicago (The French International School) Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 80 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 60%
Average Class Size 18 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(School colors)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 31
Yearly Tuition Cost $17,525
% on Financial Aid 16%
Average Financial Aid Grant $6,821

Sports

Total Sports Offered 13 sports
Sports Badminton, Basketball, Cheering, Dance, Fencing, Field Hockey, Golf, Indoor Soccer, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBadmintonBasketball,
CheeringDance,
FencingField Hockey,
GolfIndoor Soccer,
SoccerSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball

School Notes:

  • Lycée Français de Chicago is a private, not-for-profit, coeducational day school serving 660 students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. The Lycée Français de Chicago prepares students to be responsible global citizens by providing a dynamic dual language, bicultural education that focuses on excellence through the French National Curriculum complemented by a strong English Language Arts and American Studies program.

    Our multicultural, dual-language curriculum brings together the best of the French and American education systems. It not only enhances our students' interpersonal, communication, and academic skills, it also helps them distinguish themselves in an increasingly competitive world. The Lycée belongs to the renowned worldwide French school system, which ensures the consistency and cohesiveness of its curriculum.

    Created in 1995 by a group of French and American parents, with substantial backing from French businesses and the support of the Consul General of France in Chicago, the Lycée fills the needs of the French-speaking community in the Midwest, while helping to expand the understanding of French language and culture. It provides a compelling educational experience for the broader Chicago Community and contributes to the widespread recognition of Chicago as an international, multicultural city.

  • Profile last updated: 07/31/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Lake View Academy (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Park View Montessori School - Chicago (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School (0.4 miles away)
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