Grades 1 - 12

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

Application Instructions and the Required Documents

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Criteria for Admission
  • Starting with first grade, children must be fluent in the French language as the teaching switches to 80% French - 20% English (from bilingual instruction in Preschool).
  • Children coming from a school accredited by the French Ministry of Education are accepted on the basis of their school records. Thus, it is very important that we receive the report cards for each trimester as soon as they are available via email only.
  • Children coming from a non-accredited school must take an entrance exam (in French, Math, and, depending on the grade level, other subjects). In such cases, the Admissions Office will contact your family to set up an appointment or, if the applicant lives abroad, the test will be sent directly to his or her school where it will be administered by an appointed agent.

The admissions process starts in the Fall one year prior to the school year being applied for and continues through the school year on a ‘rolling admissions’ basis. Space availability is subject to the number of departures announced at the end of the re-enrollment period for current students. The Admissions Committee will start reviewing the completed applications by mid-February. Incomplete applications will only delay the admission process.

We advise families to apply by January 15, 2017 to make sure that their application is considered during the first Admissions Committee Meeting in mid-February. After that date, applications will be considered on a rolling admissions basis.

Parents are notified of the decisions starting at the end of February. The Lycée will do its utmost to notify the parents as soon as possible, but in some cases, these can be held until the applicant’s 2nd and 3rd trimester report cards are received.

If their child is accepted, parents must then 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.


Admissions - Applying - Secondary

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 reapply or students returning to the school after an extended absence must make a new application and submit a new application fee.
  • 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.
  • The Lycée does not accept children living alone in New York. Students must live with at least one of their parents or legal guardian.
  • 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