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 Membership(s)School Assoc. Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1995

Student Body

Total Students 717 students
Student Body Type Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 80 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
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
Average Financial Aid Grant $6,821


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

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

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