Independent schools providing French-language education and eligible for need- based financial aid

Admission to independent schools is not guaranteed: entry tests and waiting lists are often the rule. Tuition fees are usually quite high: between $16,000 and $30,000 on average.


Schools accredited by the French Ministry of Education

French schools accredited by the French government offer an education in line with the curriculum, pedagogical goals and organizational rules applicable to French public schools.

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Schools with full accreditation (all classes)

Lycée Français de New York (LFNY), (pre-Kindergarten through12th grade).
Director - Mr. Sean LYNCH

École Franco-américaine de New York (FASNY), (Nursery through 12th grade).
Director - Mr. Joël PEINADO

École franco-américaine de Princeton (FASP), (Nursery through 5th grade).
Director – Ms. Corinne GÜNGOR

French American Academy (FAA)
Director : Anne-Sophie GUEGUEN

New Milford Campus, (Pre-Nursery through 5th grade)
1092 Carnation Drive,
New Milford, NJ 07646
Tel : 201 338 8320
Fax : 201 338 8321

Morris Plains Campus, (Nursery through 1st grade)
131 Mountain Way,
Morris Plains, NJ 07950
Tel : 973 206 1114

Jersey City Campus, (Nursery through 3st grade)
209 Third Street, Jersey City,
NJ 07302
Tel: 201 459 6462

Schools with partial accreditation (some classes only)

United Nations International School (UNIS), (2nd through 5th grade).
Director of French programs : Ms. Ida KUMMER
Admissions office : Mr. John Nichols

Lyceum Kennedy (accredited from Nursery through 9th grade, offering classes through 12th grade)
Director - Dr. Claude Bryant
Director of admissions - Mr Steve MEGAL:
- Manhattan Campus
Tél : 1 212 681 1877
Fax : 1 212 681 1922
- Ardsley campus (accredited for preschool and elementary school)
Tél : 1 914 479 0722
Fax : 1 914 497 0280

ISB International School of Brooklyn (Nursery through 6th grade)
Director – Ms. Rebecca SKINNER
Admissions office : Jenny EUGENIO
Tél : 1 718 369 3023
Email :

École Internationale de New York (EINY)
Director - Mr. Yves RIVAUD
Admissions office :
Tel : (646) 410-2238

Independent school not accredited by AEFE

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) Preschool
22 East 60th Street,
Between Park Avenue
and Madison Avenue,
New York, NY 10022

La Petite Ecole
- 159 W 82nd street
New York NY 10028
- 45 White Street
New York NY 10013
Tel : 646 504 9694

Chart of all schools accredited by the French Ministry of Education (click here)

Last modified on 16/11/2016

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