Early Childhood Program

Please take time to read the instructions carefully before you start filling out the online application.

Application Instructions and the Required Documents

Click here to apply for the 2017-2018 school year

Click here to apply for the current 2016-2017 school year

Open Houses


Criteria for Admission

The Lycée subscribes to a core set of criteria to establish eligibility for admission into our school.

  • Children must be 4 years old by December 31st in order to start in Pre-Kindergarten.
  • Knowledge of French language is not required in Pre-Kindergarten, but is highly recommended for Kindergarten.
  • All children entering Kindergarten and residing in the US for at least one year and/or coming from an English language school must take the AABL or the ECAA test to be considered for admission. These are standardized evaluation tests administered independently by the ERB office.

The Lycée follows the admissions schedule of other private schools in New York, set by the Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY). Applications must be submitted in the fall preceding the school year being applied for. For example, parents who wish to enroll their child/children in the fall of 2017 should apply in the fall of 2016.

The deadline to submit an application is December 15.

Once the completed application is received, the Admissions Office will contact the parents to set up a time for the child’s evaluation and the parents’ interview. Like most private schools, the Lycée works to put together a well-balanced community of students who will benefit from our program. Accordingly, applicants are evaluated in small groups in a classroom setting, while their parents or caregivers are given a tour of the school. If the parents of a preschool applicant do not live in the New York area, it is strongly recommended that they provide detailed school reports from the child’s current school in order to strengthen his/her application.

Parents are notified of the school’s decision in February - the specific dates being determined by ISAAGNY. If their child is accepted, parents must return the signed contract with a non-refundable tuition deposit of $3,500 by the deadline stated in the acceptance letter in order to formally secure their child’s admission into the school.

Open Houses

The Lycée invites interested parents to learn more about the school and its philosophy along with submitting an application by attending an open houses in the fall. These open houses, usually four each year, are an excellent way to get familiarized with the school, the curriculum, and the admissions process. Space is limited and reservations must be made in advance. Note that open houses are for adults only; children are not permitted to attend. Click here for Open House registration.


Admissions - Applying - Primary

Important – please note:

  • The application fee is a non-refundable and non-transferable administrative fee for processing the application. It cannot be applied toward tuition or any other fees, or another applicant or another year. Applicants who wish to reply and students returning to the school after an extended absence must make a new application and submit a new application fee.
  • As the ECAA or the AABL results must be received by the end of January before the Admissions Committee for Kindergarten meets, it’s best to contact the ERB office when you submit your application to the Lycée.
  • Specific to visas, please be aware that the Lycée is not responsible for the student’s status with the local authorities. A student who is not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident must have a valid appropriate visa and must be in compliance with the regulations of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Services. Tourist visas are not acceptable.
  • In the case of divorced, separated, or remarried parents, a copy of the legal custody document must be submitted with the application; if there is no legal document showing the custodial parent, a notarized letter signed by both parents authorizing the residence of the child in New York must be submitted with the application.