Why us

Our most essential priorities: to know, to inspire and to empower our students so that each one is able to fulfill his or her deepest potential and to make a difference in the world at large.

Sean Lynch, Head of School

The Lycée Français de New York is a nonprofit, private school. The school is chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York and accredited by the French Ministry of National Education and the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS). The Lycée is part of the network of French schools abroad (AEFE: Agence pour l’enseignement français à l’étranger), which is made up of over 400 French schools in more than 125 countries around the world.

The Lycée accepts students from pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. The school prepares its students for their choice of three exams: the French Baccalaureat (series ES, L and S), the American International Baccalaureat (OIB) which places particular attention on language, literature, history and geography in English, and the French-American Baccalaureate (BFA) which integrates three Advanced Placement (AP) exams.

The Lycée Français de New York has over 1,350 students representing more than 50 nationalities. The school’s staff is composed of 230 employees, of which are 144 teachers.

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