High School Academics
The High School, which encompasses grades 9 through 12, is located at our Harbor campus, in Mamaroneck. In grades 9 and 10, students have the option to pursue:
The French-American track follows the standards of the French Ministry of Education combined with elements of an American curriculum. It is taught mainly in French, with three levels of English language and social studies: Native, AELL (Advanced English Language Learner), and ELL (English Language Learner).
In the international track, all subjects are taught in English, with the exception of French and Spanish language acquisition classes and the French 9 and 10 courses, which are taught in the target language.
In grades 11 and 12, students may opt for:
- The OIB program (International Option of the French baccalaureate), a rigorous course of study in which English, history, and geography are taught in English by American teachers.
- The IB Diploma program, in which all classes are taught in English, except for French literature. The IB track is available to both francophone and non-francophone students and to those who are fluent in English or, at a minimum, proficient English Language Learners.
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 to students and parents with respect to academic and extracurricular choices, standardized testing, and the college application process.
As head of the 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 club advisors, students receive 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 work with a diverse, multicultural student body to cultivate a learning environment that combines rigor, creativity, respect, tolerance, multiple perspectives, and character development.
Head of High School