Lycee Francais de New York

  • Learning in the Lycee's bilingual, pluricultural 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 truly 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 places among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:

School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1935
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$700
Summer Program Cost Notesper week
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students1,332 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Lycee Francais de New York Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers150 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses7 courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, English language and composition, English literature, European history, Human geography, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$38,050
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$22,000
Admissions DirectorMartine Lala
Admissions AssociateMagali Bertoia


Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Gymnastics, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryGolf,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.28 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
3D Design, Arabic, Chess, Cooking, Girls Who Code, Science video, Scratch, Virtual Reality, Writing, Yoga

Arts and Music Programs:
Animation Club, Art History, Art Studio, Ballet, 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: the Lycee welcomes any family interested in a bilingual preschool education for their children to apply. The preschool is fully bilingual, with 50-50 in French and English. For students with little or no French at home, we offer a special  French immersion program for pre-K students. We ask only that all families show a commitment to supporting their children's acquisition of French, if it is not spoken at home. 
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • New York
    Grades: PK-12 | 1240 students
    1.6 miles
    5 W 93rd St
    New York, NY 10025
    (212) 749-6200
    1.6 PK-12
  • New York
    Grades: K-12 | 1317 students
    0.9 miles
    108 E 89th St
    New York, NY 10128
    (212) 423-5200
    0.9 K-12
  • New York
    Grades: K-12 | 565 students
    0.4 miles
    210 E 77th Street
    New York, NY 10075
    (212) 861-0404
    0.4 K-12
  • New York
    Grades: K-12 | 705 students
    0.4 miles
    610 East 83rd Street
    New York, NY 10028
    (212) 744-8582
    0.4 K-12
  • New York
    Grades: PK-12 | 728 students
    1.9 miles
    433 W End Ave
    New York, NY 10024
    (212) 497-6500
    1.9 PK-12

School Reviews

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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