Lycee Francais De Chicago

The Lycee Francais de Chicago provides its students with a rigorous bilingual education in a dynamic and welcoming multicultural community.
The Lycee draws on the best of the French, American and international educational systems preparing students to thrive at top universities throughout the world.
French at its core, the Lycee`s education transforms students into global ambassadors, inspiring them to lead lives of purpose, responsibility and respect.

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
772 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Lycee Francais De Chicago Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Base Tuition Rate – $20,590 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) – $18,530 Third Child Tuition (discount equals to 10% tuition included) – $18,530. This discount applies to the third youngest and every subsequent child.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Lara Raynaud
Admissions Associate
Laurine Planche



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
36 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Adventures in Space, Automotive Mechatronics, Chess Wizards, Circus Arts, College Preparatory Courses (SAT, ACT, Higher Scientific Education Preparation,...), Computer Building, Crafty Little Hands, Engineering using LEGO ®, Fun Robotics, Homework Help & Group Projects, Kids Can Cook, Mad Science, Mandarin Chinese, Mandarin for Munchkins, Meet the Board, Personalized Homework Help, Product Design with 3D Printing, Tech Crew, Tiny Tinkerers, Web Design, Young Knitter

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Fashion Illustration & Costume Design, Introduction to Graphic Design, Music Ensembles, Musical Theatre, Podcasting, Private Music Lessons (piano, violin, guitar, cello, ...), Scenic Art & Design, Young Potter

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Ballet, Breakdance, French Soccer Academy, Girl Power Yoga, Girls on the Run, Latin Dance

School Notes

  • First founded in 1995 by a small group of French and American families, the Lycee began as an international school of fewer than 150 students. Twenty years later, 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 Lycee because of our commitment to a world-class education and fluency in respect, responsibility, and the joy of learning. Today, the Lycee is Chicago`s premier international education community, consisting of nearly 500 families and more than 750 students. Our program is based on the French National Curriculum combined with key American building blocks. It offers students the best of both worlds. From the extensive French curriculum - taught in French - students become highly proficient critical thinkers by acquiring the rigorous writing skills and broad academic knowledge necessary for the French Baccalaureate. From our strong American program - taught in English - students receive the academic preparation that is sought by American colleges and universities. From multicultural exposure, students gain valuable social and communication skills, and become exceptionally open-minded. Taking into account the richness, diversity, and challenges of this dual-language system, students educated at the Lycee are well-prepared to meet - and often exceed - the demands of the best universities in France, Europe, and North America.

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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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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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