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American and French curriculums
Bilingual
Ages 2 to 14

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CurriculumsAmerican and French
Languages of instructionEnglish and French
Age RangeAges 2 to 14
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and French
Native English and French teachers
Extra languages (other than English and French)
Class sizes Average 15 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: $37,200
to: $38,700
This school has more than one campus in New York City:
Main Building: Ages 6 to 14

Address: 111 East 22nd Street New York, NY 10010, USA

Fifth Avenue Building: Ages 2 to 6

Address: 206 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10010, USA

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Number of students

215

Number of nationalities represented in the school

36

Most common nationality

French

Max. number of students per class

20

Average number of students per class

On average, a class is composed of 15 students.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

No

Native English and French speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English and French

Children who don’t speak French can enroll in The École up until the 2nd grade. They will receive personalized language support through our FSL program (French as a Second Language).

Additional language classes offered by the school

Mandarin, Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

As appropriate, and in moderation, teaching staff integrates a wide variety of digital tools-personal computers and tablets, large format display screens, video projectors, and interactive boards, and high-definition printers and scanners-to support specific in-class activities, such as:

- Searching for terms and translations using digital dictionaries or consulting websites of national museums
- Sharing work on Google.doc and other cloud-based applications
- Creating and presenting reports
- Developing digital blogs and writing newsletters
- Digital correspondence with classes at other schools

When bringing these technologies into the classroom, teachers emphasize the importance of responsible technology use. Access to applications and websites is safe and controlled, and each student signs an Ethics and Charter of Usage. The École's goal, ultimately, is to ensure that students are comfortable in the use of tools they’ll use every day in high-school, college, and the workplace, but are not solely focused on them during these foundational learning years.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

For some grades

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Student applicants are invited to the school to be assessed on their English and French level. For younger students, they are spoken to in French and English to gauge their comprehension and oral skills. Older students are also assessed to make sure they are at the appropriate level for subjects like Math and writing.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

December 15

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

Our school is Nursery through 8th Grade, so all students attend high school after graduating. Our students have flourished at many different high schools, from private to public, IB to French Baccalauréat, in the US or abroad.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

We have our Educational Support Team, who support children who might need additional help.

School start time

Maternelle: 8:30
Elementary: 8:20
Middle School: 8:20

School finish time

Maternelle: 15:15
Elementary: 15:25
Middle School: 15:35 or 16:30

Supervised care before/after school

Yes

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Robotics, radio club, soccer, tennis, book club, chess, typing club, budding entrepreneurs, stock market club, newspaper, Krav Maga, Taekwondo, yoga, rhythmic gymnastics, gymnastics, dance, ballet, hip hop, swimming, art, art and cirque, cooking, musical heater, music band, theater, drama, decor and costume, Lego, mad science, coding, 3D printing

School provided lunches

Yes

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes

Sports activities included

Fencing, soccer, volleyball, basketball, circus arts

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes. The École Falcons compete in soccer, basketball and volleyball in the CONSATNY league, which is a league that The École helped form with other small, independent schools.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The École is an independent, French-American bilingual school serving an international
community of Maternelle-to-Middle school students in New York City.

Teaching approach of the school

Artfully blending the curriculum requirements and pedagogical approaches of the French and American systems, native-speaking faculty creates rich academic environments for a diverse, international student body. From Maternelle through Middle School, students at The École are guided through the core language arts, social studies, math, and sciences content, as well as character and cultural enrichment, in both French and English, for all subjects. In our intimate classroom settings, or out in New York City’s many artistic and historical institutions, using traditional and technology-based techniques, teachers aspire to provide individual and group bilingual learning opportunities that engage, challenge, inspire—and illuminate.

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