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.

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

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1935
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Cost
$700
Summer Program Cost Notes
per week
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
1,332 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
Lycee Francais de New York Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
150 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
7 courses
Advanced Courses
Biology, English language and composition, English literature, European history, Human geography, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
14%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$22,000
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 Lyce's 3s, pre-K and Kindergarten programs, as young minds pick up a second and even third language quite naturally.
  • Preschool classes at the Lyce 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 and French-American 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. 
  • Lyce graduates attend top colleges and universities in the U.S. and around the world.
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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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