For English Speakers
Give Your Child an Edge
- 29% of our students speak only English at home
- 100% French Baccalaureate success rate, with an average 85% of students passing with honors
- 100% college acceptance rate, with 75% of students choosing to attend the most prestigious U.S., British, and Canadian universities
Three entry points for non-French speakers:
- Preschool (3 to 6 years old)
- High School: in 9th grade, in our international program; and in 11th grade, in our International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program
Instruction in French
In Preschool, no French is needed. We offer a French immersion program with linguistic support tailored to the needs of each child.
In Lower School, to develop French linguistic skills we implement:
- Push-in: a second teacher comes into the classroom during certain French language arts classes
- Pull-out: small groups of students work separately with a teacher on specific skills during certain French language arts classes
By Middle School, students have acquired a mastery of the French language. They may receive extra help in French at every grade level.
Instruction in English
From 1st grade through 10th grade, classes taught in English may include English, social studies, some math, the sciences, art, music, and physical education. In most of those classes, students are grouped according to their fluency in English. Anglophone students are placed in groups in which the level of instruction compares favorably with the honors programs of the best independent schools in the area.
In 9th grade, a new international program, taught entirely in English, invites English-speaking students who wish to challenge themselves academically to join our international, culturally diverse community of students and teachers. The international program in 9th grade provides optimal preparation for the IB program in grades 11 and 12.
In 11th grade, students may elect to continue either:
- the International Baccalaureate track taught in English, with the option to prepare a bilingual IB if they qualify to take both English and French as a Language A
- the French Baccalaureate track, taught mainly in French, with the OIB (International [American] Option), in which English and social studies are taught in English at the AP or honors level
Families who choose a FASNY education for their child understand and experience:
--the value of an international education
--the advantages of bilingualism