Lycee Francais De Chicago

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Lycee Francais De Chicago Photo #1 - The Lyce Franais de Chicago is a leading international, multilingual school that helps students grow into well-rounded, active citizens of the world.
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Lycee Francais De Chicago Photo #1 - The Lyce Franais de Chicago is a leading international, multilingual school that helps students grow into well-rounded, active citizens of the world.
Lycee Francais De Chicago Photo #2 - An LFC education offers students a global perspective through language, from English/French immersion to German, Mandarin and Spanish.
Lycee Francais De Chicago Photo #3 - LFC is a premier pre-K to 12 international school & daycare in Ravenswood, a vibrant, family-friendly neighborhood on Chicago's north side.
Lycee Francais De Chicago Photo #4 - LFC's individualized approach helps ensure student success in school and beyond.
Lycee Francais De Chicago Photo #5 - For our youngest students, play-based instruction and interactive lessons ignite students' desire to explore the world.
Lycee Francais De Chicago Photo #6 - As students' grow, hands-on activities, from language development to science labs, helps instill a love of learning.
Lycee Francais De Chicago Photo #7 - Students are challenged to demonstrate knowledge and encouraged to explore new ideas, solve problems, and analyze information.
Lycee Francais De Chicago Photo #8 - Through the arts, students hone their social and civic skills while strengthening their sense of initiative and independence.
Lycee Francais De Chicago Photo #9 - In Grades 9 to 12, we offer two competitive programs: the International Baccalaureate (in English) and the French Baccalaureate (in French).
Lycee Francais De Chicago Photo #10 - Our international school welcomes students looking for challenging and highly rewarding programs that make them stand out from the crowd.
Lycee Francais De Chicago Photo #11 - As an international school, the LFC's mission is to transform its students into global ambassadors through education and opportunities.
Lycee Francais De Chicago Photo #12 - The Flames Sports program, open to LFC students of all ages, offers a selection of team sports. Go Flames!
Lycee Francais De Chicago Photo #13 - Sports include basketball, cross country, martial arts, rowing, sailing, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball and more!
Lycee Francais De Chicago Photo #14 - Our 3.8 acre campus provides ample room for two playgrounds, a soccer field, a sports court, a basketball court, and a community plaza.
Lycee Francais De Chicago Photo #15 - LFC graduates enjoy a 100% acceptance rate (90% to their top 3 choices), attending universities in the US, Canada, France, UK, Spain & more.
Lycee Francais De Chicago Photo #16 - The LFC is known for its giving families, strong sense of community, engaging events and dedicated volunteers.Start their journey into the world: join the amazing LFC community!
Journey the world with Chicago's French International School.  At LFC, we believe a good education is the beginning of a successful lifelong journey.
Our focus on academic excellence and language immersion empowers students to break down the barriers ahead of them.
Our inclusive, pluricultural community not only introduces our students to what this world has to offer, but also enables them to be an active part of it.
Driven by our core values of respect, responsibility and the joy of learning, the unique LFC approach prepares all students, from pre-K through 12th grade, in French Baccalaureate and International Baccalaureate tracks, to thrive around the world with confidence. This is the beginning of the journey to a successful life.
And it's our mission to make sure it's a good one.
No background in French is required for most grades, but interest in an international experience is a must!.

Quick Stats (2024)

Top Rankings

Lycee Francais De Chicago ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Dual Language Immersion Program
Secondary Immersion Language
Other
Year Founded
1995
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
777 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
28%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Lycee Francais De Chicago Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
High School Tuition Freeze Rate: Students will receive a tuition freeze for their remaining years at the LFC once they have been with the school for more than seven years and have reached the high school level. Native French Speakers Rate – grades Pre-K to 8 only (discount equals to 10% tuition included). Third Child Tuition (discount equals to 10% tuition included). This discount applies to the third youngest and every subsequent child.
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$9,000
Acceptance Rate
50%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Cecilia Porter
Admissions Associate
Mike Corbett

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Amnesty International, Chess Wizards, College Preparatory Courses (SAT, ACT, Higher Scientific Education Preparation,...), Community Service Clubs, Personalized Homework Help

Arts and Music Programs:
Musical Theatre, Private Music Lessons (piano, violin, guitar, cello, ...)

School Notes

  • The Lyce Franais de Chicago, driven by our core values of respect, responsibility and the joy of learning, empowers students to grow into active global citizens.
  • Through our inclusive, multilingual and pluricultural learning environment and our true immersion-based curricula-offering both French Baccalaureate and International Baccalaureate programs-we give students from pre-K through Grade 12 an outstanding, unique experience.
  • The LFC's educational excellence enables our students to thrive around the world, in college and throughout their academic, professional and personal lives.
  • First founded in 1995 by a small group of French and American families, the LFC began as an international school of fewer than 150 students. Since then, 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 Lyce because of our commitment to a world-class education and fluency iin our core values.
  • Today, the LFC is Chicago's premier international educational community, consisting of more than 500 families and almost 800 students.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Lycee Francais De Chicago cost?
Lycee Francais De Chicago's tuition is approximately $26,500 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Lycee Francais De Chicago?
The acceptance rate of Lycee Francais De Chicago is 50%, which is lower than the national average of 91%. Lycee Francais De Chicago's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Illinois with low acceptance rates.
Does Lycee Francais De Chicago offer a summer program?
Yes, Lycee Francais De Chicago offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Lycee Francais De Chicago offer?
Lycee Francais De Chicago offers 13 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Martial Arts, Rock Climbing, Sailing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball. Lycee Francais De Chicago is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for most sports offered.
What is Lycee Francais De Chicago's ranking?
Lycee Francais De Chicago ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body and Most sports offered.
When is the application deadline for Lycee Francais De Chicago?
The application deadline for Lycee Francais De Chicago is Dec. 31 / rolling (applications are due on Dec. 31 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
My son started at the Lyce Franais when he was 3 in 2006 and graduated from the Lyce in 2021. The education he received was incredible! It was one of the best decisions we ever made.
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5  
Great school. Amazing staff and caring teachers setting our children up for success in the real world. We have been so impressed with this school and community.
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5  
We've been incredibly impressed by the warmth of teachers, the outstanding facilities, the deeply engaged parent community, and the diversity of the international student body.
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The average private school tuition in Chicago, IL is $10,546 for elementary schools and $18,028 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Chicago, IL is 87% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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