Governor French Academy

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  • Governor French Academy is a coeducational college-preparatory school for students in Kindergarten Preparatory through grade 12. Governor French Academy seeks to perform three specific services to the parents of serious students: the finest preparation for college and advanced educational work; complete preparation for college testing procedures; and professional and detailed assistance for parents in obtaining substantial college financial aid.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.AdvancED
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1983
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students113 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Governor French Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses17 courses
Average SAT score1210
Average ACT score26
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,940
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorNicole Barcinas


Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsArchery, Basketball, Cross Country, VolleyballArcheryBasketball,
Cross CountryVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Youth and Government

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramural Softball
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Belleville
    Grades: PK-12 | 48 students
    0.4 miles
    413 E Main St
    Belleville, IL 62220
    (618) 234-3391
    0.4 PK-12
  • Belleville
    Grades: PK-K | 25 students
    3.3 miles
    2360 Country Rd
    Belleville, IL 62221
    (618) 235-4289
    3.3 PK-K
  • Fairview Heights
    Grades: PK-12 | 73 students
    4.4 miles
    5100 N Illinois St
    Fairview Heights, IL 62208
    (618) 825-0609
    4.4 PK-12
  • Fairview Heights
    Grades: PK-8 | 242 students
    6.2 miles
    504 Fountains Pkwy
    Fairview Heights, IL 62208
    (618) 628-7395
    6.2 PK-8
  • O Fallon
    Grades: K-12 | 265 students
    6 miles
    1111 E Highway 50
    O Fallon, IL 62269
    (618) 726-6040
    6 K-12

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
It's a small school with personalized learning and dedicated teachers. Students are given many opportunities to excel with academic competitions, science fairs, Youth and Government, etc. They have a rigorous college prep program as opposed to only standardized test preparation common to many public schools.
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I have 2 daughters at Governor French Academy (ages 8 & 5). Both girls were enrolled at age 4, so we've been a part of the school for several years now. I can honestly say that we absolutely love & appreciate the faculty & curriculum at GFA! The teachers are focused on providing the best education possible & I can see the progress in my children's learning & progress. I highly recommend this school!
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The average private school tuition in Illinois is $6,286 for elementary schools and $12,555 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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