Lycee Francais de New York

  • Welcoming students from over 50 nationalities, the Lycee Francais de New York is a bilingual, independent pre-K to 12th-grade school, accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools and the French Ministry of Education.
  • Committed to bilingual French and American education of the highest standard, the Lycee's mission is to prepare students of many origins to be thinkers, innovators and leaders, who are at home in the world and inspired to make a positive difference in the lives of others.
  • In an authentic, culturally immersive program, our students learn in bilingual instruction from both native French- and English-speaking teachers. The school follows a French curriculum and, in parallel, students are provided with a comprehensive American language and culture program comparable to that of top-level American independent schools.
  • Lycee students attend top colleges and universities across the United States, Canada, the UK, France and beyond.

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

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1935

Student Body

Total Students1288 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
State avg.: 28%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers150 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size15 students
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$35,250
% on Financial Aid
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,

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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