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Steps to Apply

First to Twelfth Grades

In the Elementary, Middle, and High Schools, the Lycée takes the rigorous French curriculum as its starting point and embeds the best practices of both French and American styles of teaching and learning — all in a bilingual setting. Select spaces are available in our Elementary, Middle, and High Schools each year.

Admission Criteria for First to Twelfth Grades

We follow a set of core criteria to establish admission eligibility.
  • Starting with first grade (CP), students are required to speak French.
  • Students coming from a school accredited by the French Ministry of Education are considered on the basis of their report cards and letters of recommendation. Click here to see if your child's school is part of the AEFE network. Please make sure to send report cards for each trimester as soon as they are available.
  • If your child is not currently enrolled in a French program accredited by the French Ministry of Education, an entrance exam in French needs to be scheduled on Saturday, January 6th, 2024 (2 subjects are assessed: French and Mathematics). The Office of Admission will contact you to register your child for the test. If your family does not reside in the greater New York City metropolitan area, the test will be sent directly to your child’s school, where it can be administered by school officials, or live-proctored on Zoom by a member of the Lycée Admission Team.

The Admission Process

The admissions process starts in the fall one year prior to your child's prospective enrollment, and continues throughout the year. The number of available places is based on attrition at all grade levels and varies from year to year.
  • We start reviewing applications at the end of January.
  • We advise you to apply by Saturday, December 31, to ensure that your application will be reviewed in January.
  • We begin to send decision letters the first week of February, and progressively after that.
  • If your child is accepted, we will ask you to return a signed contract with a non-refundable tuition deposit of $4,000 by the deadline stated in the acceptance letter.
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