Steps to Apply

Nursery, Pre-K, K

Thank you for your interest in Nursery, Pre-K, and K at the Lycée! The Lycée team intentionally and thoughtfully enrolls a well-balanced and diverse community of students who will thrive in our bilingual program. Admissions for the 2022-23 school year opened in September 2021.
All interested families are encouraged to apply, as a child's current level of French is not one of our selection criteria for students entering Nursery, Pre-K, and K. In Maternelle, 40 percent of our students do not speak French at the time of enrollment. Each class has two teachers, one French-speaking and one English-speaking, who accompany children along their path to bilingualism.

Nursery, Pre-K, K Admissions Criteria

We follow a set of core criteria to establish admission eligibility.
  • Your child must be 3 years old by the first day of school to enter Nursery.
  • Your child must be 4 years old by December 31 to enter Pre-K.
  • Your child must be 5 years old by December 31 to enter K
    • Prospective kindergarten students will also need to demonstrate some knowledge of and familiarity with understanding and speaking French.
    • The student's level of French will be assessed by preschool teachers during the admission process.

Our Process

  1. Applications take place via our online application portal, and a non-refundable fee of $200 is required to apply. Once a profile has been created on the portal, an individualized checklist of all application components and deadlines will be generated and sent to you.
  2. Once the application has been completed and submitted, it will be received by our admissions team, who will contact you to set up a Zoom interview to talk about your child and your family. Interviews are scheduled Monday through Thursday from 10AM to 3PM.
  3. If your child currently attends a preschool program, we request a teacher recommendation form. After you have submitted your application form, your admissions parent portal will provide a link to send to your child's teacher to complete and submit the recommendation form.
  4. Our expert faculty have designed a developmentally appropriate series of tasks for you to record your child completing for submission along with your application to Nursery and Pre-K. For applicants to Kindergarten, a 15 minute Zoom meeting will be scheduled with your child and our Preschool Director to assess your child's level of French.
  5. The Admission Office is pleased to offer a variety of virtual events to help you get to know our school. Click here to learn more and register for our fall/winter events. Please note that all events listed are an optional part of the application process.