French American Academy of Jersey City

We believe that learning a second language at an early age is a life-long advantage which will benefit our children both academically and cognitively.
Our goal is to create a safe, supportive, nurturing, international learning environment where students can develop fully in both French and English.
We have two other locations : Morris Plains, NJ and New Milford, NJ.

School Overview

Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeCo-ed

Academics and Faculty

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$22,000
Admissions DirectorCathy Joly

School Notes

  • A leader in bilingual education, The French American Academy offers students a private education in both French and English.The positive, nurturing, and creative learning environment blends traditional and progressive approaches with newer teaching techniques in order to promote greater cognitive and social growth, multi-cultural understanding, individual confidence and self-expression. An early and continuing bilingual education has been proven to strengthen a child`s fundamental ability to listen, reason, focus, multi-task, and communicate better. It also helps children perform better in non-language courses, like Math and Science. Finally, it promotes cultural fluency which helps children adapt more easily in today's global community. The French American Academy serves students from Pre-K through 5th grade. The Academy also hosts after school activities in French, enrichment classes, summer programs for children and language classes for adults. The French American Academy has three campus locations: New Milford, Morris Plains, and Jersey City, New Jersey.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Jersey City
    Grades: PK-8 | 434 students
    0.3 miles
    1 McWilliams Place
    Jersey City, NJ 07302
    (201) 533-1910
    0.3 PK-8
  • Jersey City
    Grades: K-8 | 235 students
    1.2 miles
    41 Tuers Ave
    Jersey City, NJ 07306
    (201) 333-8844
    1.2 K-8
  • Jersey City
    Grades: PK-8 | 205 students
    1.4 miles
    118 Ferry St
    Jersey City, NJ 07307
    (201) 659-5948
    1.4 PK-8
  • Jersey City
    Waterfront Montessori
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-8 | 247 students
    1.8 miles
    150 Warren Street, Suites 108 & 200
    Jersey City, NJ 07302
    (201) 333-5600
    1.8 PK-8
  • Hoboken
    Grades: PK-8 | 455 students
    1.3 miles
    301 Garden St
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    (201) 792-3688
    1.3 PK-8

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
School has many unique positives and opportunities. Best to consider a trial of 1-2 months free of tuition insurance obligations.
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This school has been the best thing for my daughter. She is now conversational in English, French, and Spanish. Her confidence is high after finishing her first three years at the school. Kindergarten starts next week and she is very excited about the next phase.
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Our daughter is in her second year at the French American Academy, where she started in PK3. We are thrilled with the high quality of the curriculum, the very well-trained staff, and small class sizes. We feel a strong sense of community and our daughter loves her classmates and teachers. The bilingual nature of the program is only one of the many reasons why we do not hesitate to recommend this school.
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Our children are both 100% French and 100% American, and we wanted them to have the best of both worlds. I strongly believe the French American Academy is the right place for them to be, in 1st grade and Pre-K3 this year. The curriculum is ambitious and unique, in a nurturing environment; it's been an exciting journey to follow the Jersey City school progresses and milestones towards much-deserved sucess! With so many talented teachers and staff, and such an enthusiastic community of parents coming from all around the world, in a city that was recently elected most diverse city in the US, our kids have been thriving there from Day 1.
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Our daughter has been attending FAA during this academic year. We have watched her language skills blossom in French and in English. She is truly happy to go to school, while we are happy to follow her age appropriate and creative curriculum. The teachers have been very caring and amazingly responsive to feedback regarding communication and parental involvement.
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Our daughter was at the French American Academy for Pre-K 2 and now she is in Pre-K 3. This school has exceeding a many of my academic expectations and I truly believe that the administration does what is best for the child in all circumstances. The teachers are friendly and approachable and the students are so talented and well-mannered. The school strives to excel in a dual-culture atmosphere and we are so grateful to have our daughter in this school.
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