FASNY’s Upper School houses all students in Grades 6 to 12 and offers a rigorous bilingual curriculum, preparing students for a FASNY diploma and two tracks of the French Baccalauréat: ES (economics and social studies) and S (math and science). FASNY students traditionally are well prepared for French and American colleges and universities and are attractive candidates because of their bilingual, bicultural, and well-rounded educations. Recent college acceptances include Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Brown, Princeton, Georgetown, Concordia, and McGill.
Students hone their bilingual skills as they read, write, and analyze literature in both French and English. Sciences, such as physics, earth science, and chemistry are taught in French, while biology is taught in English. Economics, German, Spanish, and Latin are taught in French. Math is taught in both languages as are computer science, social studies, history, and public speaking.
We believe that the performing and visual arts are no less important than academics in the exploration of each young person’s potential. Art with elective opportunities for further study is offered in English to all students. Students explore painting, drawing, and ceramics as well as graphic design, architecture, fashion, and sculpture. Printmaking and photography are taught also.
Music and choral work are offered in English, and a theater arts program is offered after school. The music curriculum consists of ear training, sight singing, theory, music history, and music appreciation. Most students participate in the winter and spring music programs. The School sponsors various student productions throughout the school year, including a musical, dance and theater club productions, art exhibitions, an evening of French theater, a rock concert, poetry hours, and a talent show.