International Track and International Baccalaureate (IB)
The curriculum of the international track is taught entirely in English and offered to students as an alternative to the French-American program. The program offers American and international students the opportunity to challenge themselves academically while experiencing a truly international community.
Teachers and students at FASNY hail from many different countries and cultures, and the school considers this diversity as one of its main strengths. FASNY’s bilingual/multicultural students offer diverse perspectives that colleges and universities value. This gives our students an edge over those of other elite public and private schools.
Unlike the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) program, which offers single-subject courses and is widely known across the United States, the IB program provides more holistic, balanced preparation for college-level work, encourages in-depth independent research, and, in keeping with FASNY’s mission, teaches students to embrace a diverse world. The aim of the IB program is to develop “internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.”
Students who qualify to take both French and English as a language "A" have the option to earn a bilingual IB diploma. This is a unique opportunity for FASNY's bilingual students to pursue a diploma in English while continuing the study of French literature until graduation.
FASNY’s curriculum prepares students for college entrance at institutions of higher learning all over the world: the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, and elsewhere in Europe and around the globe.