Charles de Ferry de Fontnouvelle, founder of the Lycée Français de New York (1935)
A school should be more than simply a provider of intellectual nourishment. Although essential, this would still not be sufficient. Students are called upon not only to receive and grow, but also to contribute. They are required to give something of themselves to each and every one of their fellows, and indeed to the school itself, which we view as a living entity.