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FASNY's High School

American, French, and International curricula:

Academic excellence

  • 100% baccalaureate success year after year, on average over 90% with honors
  • International Baccalaureate track opened in 2015 ranked among the best in the USA
  • Stellar college acceptance rate

Global Citizenship

Beyond the classroom, the students' personal development is deepened through:

Through its academic, athletic, extracurricular, and community service programs, FASNY’s High School compares favorably with many of the most prestigious American independent schools in the United States.

Mark Rosenblum, Head of High School

"As Head of High School, I work collaboratively with an expert team of teachers, advisors, coaches and administrators. From the High School Dean and College Counselors, to the School Counselor and Community Service Coordinator, to the Athletic Director, Student Government Advisor and Clubs Advisor, students receive much individualized and small group attention. Faculty members establish and maintain close relationships with students and work with them to build self-confidence and ensure success. Varied teaching styles offer students the opportunity to learn in different ways. Welcoming collaborative dialogue with parents along the way, we all work with a diverse, multicultural student body to cultivate a learning environment that combines rigor, creativity, respect, tolerance, multiple-perspectives and character development.

FASNY’s proposed courses of study at the High School level meet the official criteria of either the French Ministry of National Education or the International Baccalaureate Organization, and the New York State Department of Education.

Throughout the first two years of High School (as in our Middle School), students follow a composite of French and American coursework based on the traditional French curriculum, to which the necessary elements of the American program are added in English, Social Studies, Art, Current Events, as well as optionally in Mathematics

  • In grade 9 (troisième), students prepare for and take the Brevet, a compulsory French examination covering math, French language and literature, history-geography and civics. There is also a cross-curricular oral examination component in art history.
  • In grade 10 (seconde), students have the opportunity to explore a number of special electives (economics and social science, experimental laboratory science, literature and society, public speaking, etc.) designed to help them better understand academic interests and strength.
  • In grades 11 and 12 (première et terminale), students choose one of two Baccalaureate programs for their final years at FASNY:
    • the French Baccalaureate diploma programme with coursework taught primarily in French (S or ES tracks, and the option to concurrently pursue the OIB in English) or
    • the International Baccalaureate diploma programme with coursework taught primarily in English (and the option to earn a bilingual IB diploma).

Both programs are rigorous pre-university courses of study which meet the needs of highly motivated high school students. Every High School student, regardless of academic orientation, takes on average 36 periods of class per week; each period is 53 minutes in length.

FASNY’s individualized college counseling process, beginning in grade 10, successfully prepares students for higher education in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France and elsewhere in continental Europe, offering guidance for students and parents with respect to academic and extracurricular choices, standardized testing, and the college application process.

Through its academic, athletic, extracurricular, and community service programs, FASNY’s High School compares favorably with many of the most prestigious American independent schools in the United States.

Local or international non-French speaking students arriving to FASNY in the 11th grade may pursue the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in English as of September 2015 (more information here).

If you would like to know more about our High School and the tremendous opportunities that our multicultural immersion hold for your child, please contact Clyde Javois, Director of Admissions, or Marine Heraud, Assistant Director of Admissions, at (914) 250-0401, and schedule with them a tour of our High School during which I will personally meet with you and answer your questions."

Mark Rosenblum
Head of High School