In a recent report on the most diverse public and private high schools in New York State, several Hudson Valley institutions ranked at the top of the list, with Hoosac School cracking the top five most diverse private schools in the entire state, according to Niche. Niche utilizes data from the U.S. Department of Education to measure diversity according to gender, culture, and economic status. The following private schools ranked inside of Niche's top 100 most diverse private schools.
By Robin Jovanovich
Francis Gianni became the sixth head of the French-American School of New York last fall, which gave him just enough time to settle in, get to know the community, and spend time on all three school campuses before the arrival of Covid-19.
“What can I say? It was baptism by fire,” said Gianni in an interview this week. He said he and the staff remained focused on the heart of their mission: “ensuring the well-being of our students by building critical thinking, motivation, and confidence. We do it through involving them in projects. And we involve the parents from the start, ‘training’ them to help us verify that our curriculum is having the desired impact and that their children are truly learning.”
On Wednesday, we were pleased to welcome Consul General Jérémie Robert from the Consulate of France in New York.
Each year, our 7th graders join other students in local schools and youth groups around the world for the Lions International Peace Poster Competition.
The 2020 election is more significant than just voting for the next President of the United States. People are also voting for the next generation of young leaders at the local and national levels of government. As new policymakers begin planning to change the country's future, organizations such as the Millennial Action Project (MAP) help bridge the gaps. MAP, a national, nonpartisan nonprofit, works directly with the nation's leading young policymakers to spur bipartisan legislation and innovative policy solutions. It supplies resources and support to create, introduce, and pass legislation and forge productive partnerships on the issues affecting America's youngest generation.
Earlier this week FASNY received the updated Niche results for 2021.
After a particularly challenging end to their senior year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the French-American School of New York (FASNY) Class of 2020 stood up to adversity and excelled with their baccalaureate results.
The deciding factor in choosing an international school in New York rather than a private school is often the curriculum. The majority of NYC's international schools teach the International Baccalaureate, which is taught across the globe. Private schools teach the American curriculum, which is also popular around the world, but not nearly as widespread.
The French-Amerian School of New York finished a successful semester of distance learning last spring that has set the bar for virtual education in Westchester County.
This year's production of the FASNY English-Speaking Theater (FEST) was an adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, set in the 1980s.
Joy and excitement were palpable in Madame Pépin's third-grade classroom when FASNY fourth grader—and young author—Abby-Gaëlle Roux came to share the two novels she has written as well as the ideas that inspired them.
For students in teacher Anne Charton's classes, Latin was all fun and games recently as they solved educational puzzles to help Orpheus rescue Eurydice from the underworld.
These tiles consisting of repeating patterns and interlocking designs are the handiwork of our eighth graders.
Beginning in January, kindergartners read a number of books in English and in French that formed the basis of the games and activities they enjoyed last week at the Reading Rally.
Students in French teacher Vincent Combe's ninth-grade class have been reading and discussing texts concerning ecological issues, including the bush fires that have been ravaging Australia since last year.
The annual Mamaroneck Artists Guild student exhibition recognizes exceptional work created by students at FASNY, Mamaroneck High School, Maria Regina High School, and New Rochelle High School.
From January 30 to February 2, high school students participated in the University of Pennsylvania's Ivy League Model United Nations Conference, in Philadelphia, where FASNY represented Italy.
The middle and high school swim teams are midway through their debut competitive season and have enjoyed much success to date. Currently, the high school team is in second place in the ISAL standings.
Last weekend, robotics teams from the middle and lower schools, both of which were launched earlier this school year, participated in separate tournaments organized by the FIRST LEGO League.
Middle and high school English teacher Candace Owen-Williams has been nominated by Sacha Sergent '20 for this year's Excellence in Theatre Education Award, presented by the Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University.
Sixth through eighth graders in the middle school art club came to school on a Saturday in December to start painting the mural that will eventually cover the entire span of a 24-foot-long wall near the Village campus library.
In conjunction with Computer Science Education Week (December 9-15), students in kindergarten through grade 10 took part in the Hour of Code.
FASNY marked Thanksgiving with two cherished school traditions.
Parents, faculty, and staff got to sample cuisine from across the globe—one delectable morsel at a time—at International Night.
Seventh graders once again participated in the annual peace poster competition organized by Lions Clubs International.
Both the girls and boys varsity cross-country teams finished second in the team rankings at the recent Independent Schools Athletic League (ISAL) championship.
Preschool and lower school students ushered in the spooky season with Halloween parades. Superheroes and storybook characters ruled the processions, as did princesses, ghosts, and witches.
Congratulations to the varsity soccer teams on their Homecoming wins. The girls emerged victorious over Greenwich Academy, 1-0, while the boys defeated Stepinac 6-0. Way to go, FASNY!
La Semaine du Goût, or the Week of Taste, is a nationwide culinary festival held in France to heighten food awareness, promote healthy eating, and encourage the discovery of new flavors and taste sensations. Our preschool students join in the celebration by participating in various activities revolving around the sense of taste.
Third graders are pleased to present their first art project of the school year: autumnal scenes that highlight what they have learned about line, the use of warm versus cool colors, and brush techniques.
Yesterday, nursery students met members of the Larchmont Fire Department at their station house, located across the street from FASNY's Manor campus.
Fresh off their recent 2-0 victory against the Lycée Français de New York (LFNY), the boys varsity soccer team is unvanquished after five games.
Shortly after the school year began, 11th graders took part in a two-day team-building outing in Connecticut. Their first stop was New Haven.
This week, the PTA held its annual back-to-school information forum for parents of students in nursery through grade 12.
The 2019-2020 school year got under way on Tuesday. Classrooms, cafeterias, and corridors at all three FASNY campuses—Manor, Village, and Harbor—were humming with activity as teachers welcomed new and returning students.
Clément Mihailescu and Antoine Pourchet, both of whom graduated from FASNY in 2012, are the second-prize winners of this year's French-American Entrepreneurship Award (FAEA) competition.
Sophomore Emilie Pellaud is the winner of a logo design competition to select the next version of FASNY's beloved mascot.
As the final athletics season of the school year comes to a close, highlights include a championship win in girls varsity tennis, among others.
Preschoolers were delighted to have the opportunity to plant a vegetable garden.
On May 18, at the Harbor campus, around 30 students participated in the first Model UN conference held at FASNY.
The wise Yoda once said, "Size matters not." On May 3, at the second annual FIFA Night hosted by the high school's student government, this adage proved true on the digital soccer field.
Congratulations to FASNY graduate Alexandre Lamy '15, Columbia Engineering's 2019 valedictorian, the highest academic honor bestowed by the school.
This week, senior Sabrina Sherman put the final touches on the playful pattern that now adorns the walls of the south stairwell in the high school building.
April was National Poetry Month, and fifth graders in the "B" class engaged in literary pursuits in both French and English.
The projects presented covered a range of topics, including Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids, the science behind earthquakes, and how to minimize the impact of tsunamis.
High school art teacher Alison McNulty accompanied students recently on two separate field trips to museums in Manhattan.
After learning about the geography, wildlife, and cultural traditions of the South American nation, pre-kindergarteners presented their impressions in a video.
Students in the Art Option 7 class designed environmentally friendly cars out of recycled materials.
Everyone is over the rainbow with last weekend's two enchanting performances of The Wonderful Land of Oz.