After-school Activities

The Lycée Français has adopted the American educational philosophy that learning and growth extend beyond the classroom. To that end, the Lycée offers a number of extracurricular and after-school activities for its students. By offering activities that are academic, physical, musical, artistic, individualized and team-oriented, we are able to build upon individual strengths and interests to help our students become active and present members of the community. For more information, contact Zara Ruelle, Director of Afterschool Activities, at or at 212.439.4201.

Sports Clubs

Lycée students have the opportunity to participate in a diverse roster of extracurricular sports and activities as part of their Lycée Français de New York experience. Here are some of the sports club students may participate in: swimming, fitness, basketball, squash, tennis, indoor soccer, gymnastics, martial arts, fencing, dance. Providing a great benefit to children, extracurriculars create children who have a better attitude about learning, are more engaged, and enjoy a higher sense of competence and self-esteem.

Music Clubs

Offered to students in Pre-K through 12th Grade, the afterschool music program inspires and accelerates musical talent. The Lycée offers ensembles and expert instruction to students from total beginner to advanced level on any instrument, including: voice, strings, brass and woodwinds, drums, piano, guitar and bass.

In addition to private instruction, the Lycée boasts the following ensembles and clubs: choir, a-cappella, flamenco, musical theater, harmonie (band), jazz/rock band and orchestra. Participants and ensembles perform at the Winter Concert, Spring Concert and at special events at the Lycée and beyond throughout the school year.

Science and Arts Clubs


Primary students may participate in the following clubs and activities: Chess, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Computer Programming, Journalism, Recycling Art, Cooking, Introduction to Arabic and Mandarin, create a film documentary, make a sports newspaper, graphic design, play board games in French, create a comic strip.


Secondary students may participate in the following clubs and activities: Science Club, Cuban Salsa Club, Photo Club, Rock Band Club, 3-D Printing Club, Art Club, Economics Club, Philosophy Club, Theater Club, Reading Club, Model UN, Debate Team, The Fridge (Lycée literary magazine), Yearbook, Le Lynx (student online newspaper), Student Council, Peer Tutoring.

After Care & Study Hall

Afterschool Care for preschoolers and Study Hall for Elementary students is offered from Monday to Friday between 2:30pm until 6pm. Elementary assistants and French teachers take care and mentor children during this time.




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