Lycee Francais de New York

Learning in the Lycee's bilingual, international environment shapes students who are thinkers, innovators and leaders, at home in the world, and inspired to make a positive difference in the lives of others.
Our teachers are leaders in their fields. Our spaces inspire learning, creating and collaborating among students and staff.
The Lycee offers a unique educational experience that prepares graduates for study in top colleges and universities around the world.

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 1,192 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $45,800
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Lycee Francais de New York ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1935
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
1,192 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
Lycee Francais de New York Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
150 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
18 students
Number of AP Courses
5 courses
Advanced Courses
Calc BC, English language and composition, English literature, European history, Human geography, US History
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
grey pants and white shirt

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Summer Program Cost
$700
Summer Program Cost Notes
per week
% on Financial Aid
18%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$25,500
Admissions Director
Janelle Charles
Admissions Associate
Magali Bertoia

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
33 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
3D Design, Arabic, Chess, Cooking, e-sports, Girls Who Code, Robotics Club, Science video, Scratch, Student Council, Student Newspaper, The Coalition of Student Diversity Clubs, Virtual Reality, Writing, Yoga

Arts and Music Programs:
Animation Club, Art History, Art Studio, Artist in Residence Program, Band ensembles, Choir, Jazz, Music Lessons, theater, Visual Arts

Recreational Athletic Programs:
basketball, Fitness, gymnastics, Karate, Kenpo, Soccer, Squash Club, Tennis

School Notes

  • For Preschool: Classes take place 50-50 in French and in English with a French-speaking and an English-speaking teacher in the classroom eadch day. Students (and families!) with no French are welcome to be part the Lycee's 3s, pre-K and Kindergarten programs, as young minds pick up a second and even third language quite naturally.
  • Preschool classes at the Lycee offer differentiated instruction, and students without formal French in their background are fully integrated into class with French-speaking students to help speed language-acquisition and socialization.
  • In Elementary School:Beginning in first grade, classroom instruction takes place 80% in French and 20% in English, with students engaging in French, history, science and math with their French homeroom teacher, who is paired with an English-speaking teacher for Language Arts and special projects.
  • Middle School: Entry point to Secondary school, the focus is on supporting students in developing the core knowledge, skills and the disposition to thrive in high school and beyond.
  • High School: Focus is on preparation for higher education and beyond. Students prepare for French Baccalaureate, renowned for its rigor and depth-breadth of study, with both an international option offered that combine classic courses of the French curriculum with coursework offered in top independent schools, including the AP curriculum taught by US teachers.
  • Lycee graduates attend top colleges and universities in the U.S. and around the world.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Lycee Francais de New York cost?
Lycee Francais de New York's tuition is approximately $45,800 for private students and $700 for summer students.
Does Lycee Francais de New York offer a summer program?
Yes, Lycee Francais de New York offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Lycee Francais de New York offer?
Lycee Francais de New York offers 9 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, E-sports, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Winter Track.
What is Lycee Francais de New York's ranking?
Lycee Francais de New York ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for: Largest student body and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Lycee Francais de New York?
The application deadline for Lycee Francais de New York is Dec. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Dec. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Calendar

View the Lycee Francais de New York yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
Indigenous Peoples Day - School Closed
October 09, 2023 (Monday)
Christmas Day - School Closed
December 25, 2023 (Monday)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - School Closed
January 15, 2024 (Monday)
Presidents Day - School Closed
February 19, 2024 (Monday)
Eid al-Fitr - School Closed
April 10, 2024 (Wednesday)

School Reviews

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My son started in Nursery this year and he already loves the Lyce. Evolving in a pluricultural environment stimulates him a lot and the fact that English and French are, organically, two strong languages in the school makes a huge difference. His teachers are super sweet and the school itself offers a safe, colorful and welcoming environment. I highly recommend I'm a happy father.
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Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 1,192 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $45,800
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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