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Here are the many ways in which our unique bilingual program can benefit your child:

  • Enhanced cognitive development.
  • Better problem-solving
  • Bigger thinking
  • Challenging and nurturing learning environment
  • Outstanding college acceptances

Admissions process

General Admission Information

Admission requirements by entry points

  • Nursery
    • No French required
    • Applicants for the 2018-2019 Nursery class must be born by December 31, 2015 and be completely toilet-trained before the school year begins.
    • Applicants for the 2019-2020 Nursery class must be born by December 31, 2016 and be completely toilet-trained before the school year begins.
  • PreK and K
    • No French required
  • Grades 1-8
    • Applicants must have the ability to perform in French at grade level as prescribed by the French Ministry of National Education.
  • Grades 9 & 10
    • No French required to be admitted in our 9th grade for our pre-IB International Track (leading to the IB Diploma)9
    • 9 & 10th grades students applying in our French-American Track must have the ability to perform at grade level as prescribed by the French Ministry of National Education.
  • Grades 11 & 12
    • No French required to be admitted in our IB Diploma Program
    • Students applying in our French-American Track which leads to the French Baccalaureat must have the ability to perform at grade level as prescribed by the French Ministry of National Education.

General admission information

In the interest of a positive educational experience for our students, the family’s demonstrated interest in and commitment to FASNY’s mission is critical.

  • We strongly encourage all families to apply for admission as early as possible in their child’s education in order to maximize the benefits of our bilingual program.
  • Because space is limited in Pre-Kindergarten, we strongly recommend that local francophone families apply to enroll their children in Nursery.
  • Because of limited enrollment at each grade level, we are unable to accept all qualified applicants, and therefore maintain a wait list.

  • The French-American School of New York is a day School, not a boarding School. FASNY does not enroll applicants wishing to pursue their last years of High School in New York without their families.
  • English as a Second Language instruction is available throughout the curriculum, therefore, non-English-speaking applicants may be admitted at any level.

    Admissions Calendar

    September 2018

    • September 10: Start of the online admission process.

    November 2018

    • November 17: Preschool (Nursery, PreK and K Open House.
    • November 17: High School (9 through 12) Open House.

    December 2018

    • December 15: Deadline to submit Student Rating Forms and 17-18 report cards.

    January 2019

    • January 12: Preschool (Nursery, PreK and K) Open House.
    • Applicant first trimester report cards due.
    • Placement interviews for grades 1-12 when applicable.

    February 2019

    • Placement interviews grades 1-12.
    • February 1: Deadline to apply for Financial Aid (TADS).
    • February 2: Kinder applicants’ playgroups
    • February 8: decision letters for Kindergarten sent to families by email.
    • February 9: Nursery and PreK applicants’ playgroups
    • February 28: decision letters for Nursery and PreK and Grades 1 to 12 sent to families by email.

    March 2019

    April 2019

    • Applicant second trimester report cards due.
    • April 1: deadline to submit bus transportation applications through the school district.

    May 2019

    • New student English placement tests for Grades 1-12.

    June 2019

    • Applicant final report cards due.

    August 2019

    • New student orientation (week before the first day of school)
    • New parent orientation (week before the first day of school).
    • Preschool Welcome Play date (week before the first day of school).

    Student Interviews

    Student Evaluations

    Following the French Ministry of Education’s policies, prospective students registered in a school accredited by the French Government are admitted on the basis of school records and teacher recommendations. In some cases, the French-American School of New York will contact the Director or teachers of the applicant's school for further information.

    In the case of children who live in the New York area, or those visiting the area, an evaluation to determine placement is also customary.

    Applicants from Grades One through Twelve applying from a non-accredited school must take an entrance exam in French and Math. High school applicants are also asked to take a Science exam. For applicants living abroad, the exams will be administered by a local appointed administrator.

    Nursery
    Student play groups are scheduled beginning in February. Each child is observed our preschool faculty throughout the activities offered inside the classroom. One parent may stay with the child during the interview.

    Pre-Kindergarten
    Student play groups are scheduled beginning in February. The children are assessed in groups by our preschool faculty. During the play date, parents are invited to an informal meeting with the Admissions team.

    Kindergarten
    Student play groups are scheduled beginning in February. The children are assessed in groups by our preschool faculty. During the play date, parents are invited to an informal meeting with the Admissions team.

    First through Twelfth Grades
    Student interviews and evaluations are scheduled beginning in

    February.

    • In first through fifth grades, French and English teachers from the anticipated grade level will meet the student (maximum of 1 hour per session).
    • In sixth through twelfth grades, candidates meet with the Upper School French, English, and Math coordinators (1 hour each). High School students will also meet with a Science teacher.

    Decision Letters

    Decision letters are emailed:

    • February 8 for Kindergarten.
    • February 28 for Nursery and Pre-k and for First trough 12 grades.

    Decision letters for applications received after the above dates are sent on a rolling basis.

    APPLY ONLINE for 2019-2020

    New, easy and intuitive process: all your admissions steps and forms from one single place: your online admissions portal!

    Questions? Please contact us at admissions@fasny.org or at 914.250.0401.


    2018-2019 Application Steps (ONLY for 18-19 applicants)

    To apply for the current school year, please follow the application process below:

    Checklist and 2018-19 supplemental admissions documents

    ONLY FOR 2018-2019 mid year applicants:

    Once you have created your account and filled out the application form, please complete your file with the following:

    • Students Rating Forms: must be filled out by your child's current teacher (preferably by the end of December). Please select and forward the appropriate link directly to the teacher(s).
      Nursery to Grade 1
      Grades 2 to 6
      Grades 7 to 12
      For Middle and High School students, please forward to French, Math, English, and homeroom (or guidance counselor) teachers. Each one will be able to select his/her very own subject within the online form.
    • Copies of your child's report cards (2017-2018 and 2016-2017). If you were unable to upload your child's report cards within the application form, please email them to us (in PDF files) at admissions@fasny.org
    • Parent Questionnaire: The Parent questionnaire will allow us to better understand the family structure and the history of your child (previous school, health issues...). Please complete one questionnaire per applicant.
      Parent Questionnaire
    • Reconstituted Families Questionnaire and custody documents if applicable: Life can be complex at times. So we can sort it out on our end, please complete our Blended Families Form if you were divorced, separated or remarried

    Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Track my 2018-2019 application

    Tracking the status of your online application

    Login to your account and click on "View Status" to track the progress of your child's application and see the documents received so far by the Admissions Office.

    Track your 2018-19 Online Application

    FASNY at a glance

    School Hours

    2018-2019 School Hours

    Larchmont Campus

    Garderie begins at 7:30 AM for all

    Nursery, PreK, and K / Petites, moyennes, et grandes sections de Maternelle

    • Accueil: 8:15 AM - 8:35 AM
    • Classes Mon-Tue-Thurs-Fri: 8:35 AM - 3:10 PM
      • Classes Wednesday: 8:35 AM - 12:20 PM

    Grades 1, 2, and 3 / CP, CE1 et CE2

    • Accueil: 8:05 AM - 8:20 AM
    • Classes Mon-Tue-Thurs-Fri: 8:20 AM - 3:20 PM
      • Classes Wednesday: 8:20 AM - 12:35 PM

    Village Campus

    Garderie/Drop-off begins at 7:25 AM for all

    Grades 4 and 5 / CM1 et CM2

    • Accueil: 7:45 AM - 8:00 AM
    • Classes Mon-Tue-Thurs-Fri: 8:00 AM - 2:50 PM
      • Classes Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 12:50 PM

    Grades 6 and 7 / 6ème et 5ème

    • Classes: 7:55 AM - 2:39 PM - Grade 7 (5ème) may finish at 3:35 PM


    Please note that the Mamaroneck bus will pick up students from the Village at 3:35 pm. Students who finish class earlier will go to the library or study hall while waiting for the bus.

    Grade 8 / 4ème

    • Classes: 7:55 AM - 3:35 PM

    Harbor Campus

    Drop-off begins at 7:30 AM

    Grades 9-12 / 3ème -Terminale

    • Classes: 8:20 AM - 4:00 PM/4:56 PM/5:52 PM

    School Calendar 2018-2019

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