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Entretien avec Dany Laferrière

Author Dany Laferrière, the first Haitian-Québecois to be elected into the Académie française, visited our 11th graders in an extraordinary dialogue about his work and the writer’s craft. A “raconteur par excellence”, Mr. Laferrière drew us into the minds of Baldwin, Hemingway, Proust and Bukowski, taught us what it takes to be a writer, and reminded us all of the transformative power of books. 


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November 17, 2017
De la moyenne avant toute chose

The end of every trimester gives rise to a considerable frenzy over an issue that is often viewed as crucial for many students (and sometimes adults); that is, la moyenne, roughly translated as the average of a student’s grades.  


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November 10, 2017
Haïti: Contribuer au plus grand bien

Making a positive difference in the lives of others is at the heart the the Lycée’s school mission, and one of the best examples is through our partnership with the Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable in St. Marc Haiti. Established in 2012, LJBPS was founded by Lycée parents Olivier Bottrie and Alexandra Bottrie to serve children from the town of Saint Marc, using our school as its educational model. Since then, delegations of teachers and staff have taken part in exchanges to both schools, with each school benefiting from the other’s expertise and knowledge. Last spring, Lycée ninth-graders took the school’s first student service learning trip to Haiti, with another planned for March 2018.  


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November 10, 2017
Go Lycée!

As the leaves start to change colors we say goodbye to the 2017 fall athletic season. We had a number of memorable moments that we are very proud of.


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November 3, 2017
Take It Slow

This Tuesday, the Lycée Français de New York will slow it down. We’re saying farewell, over one beautiful day, to our iPads, laptops, smartphones and other accoutrements of modern life. It’s a day to dream, to center ourselves and take the time to reflect. And to do all that, there’s nothing better than mindfulness practice, as Jamie Laurens, English teacher and advisory coordinator, knows well. She is researching efforts to integrate this practice into Lycée life.


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October 19, 2017