Applying to the Lycée
The application process starts one year prior to the school year being applied for – not before. The first year of entry to the Lycée is Pre-Kindergarten. Applications are only obtained online. We do not send them by mail; therefore, there is no need to call for an application. Once the application documents are printed out, they must be mailed or dropped off at the school at 505 East 75th Street, New York, NY 10021 (between York Avenue and East River). When applying, please make sure that you have completed all required documents as incomplete applications will only delay the admission process.
In evaluating an applicant, we consider a number of factors, including whether the student would thrive in and benefit from the academic challenges of an enriched bilingual curriculum, the preservation of the school’s multicultural diversity, the parents’ commitment to education and the school’s program, whether the applicant is a returning student, French expatriate moving to New York, sibling of an enrolled student, or child of an alumnus, teacher or staff member, and any other qualities that the applicant might bring to enrich the life of the school and its students. It is not possible to prioritize or weigh how these factors might be applied in a particular case. We recognize that every applicant is unique. However, every successful candidate is likely to exhibit some combination of these qualities.
The Lycée Français de New York reviews all completed applications received by the appropriate deadlines. There is no priority in the order in which an application was received, but the earlier it is received, the sooner the parents will be given the necessary appointments.
Applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee starting in March. There is no priority in the order in which the application was received.