French-American School of New York

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The French-American School of New York (also known as the Lycée Franco-Américain de New York or FASNY) is a bilingual, international private school located in the suburban Westchester County, New York. Since its founding in 1980, FASNY has evolved from a three teacher, 17-student nursery to a school on three campuses, educating more than 800 students per year. FASNY offers a bilingual and bicultural education to a population of local American families, French expatriates, French-American families, and international families with more than 50 nationalities. The school now offers classes from Nursery (3 years old) to 12th grade at various campuses in the villages of Larchmont, Mamaroneck and Scarsdale. FASNY is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools, the International Baccalaureate Organization, and the French Ministry of Education. 69% of the students are of French origin, 21% are American, and 10% come from all over the Francophone world and represent fifty nationalities.[1]

FASNY is working to establish a White Plains campus on the site of the former Ridgeway Country Club.[2]


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Founded: 1980

Accreditations: New York Association of Independent Schools, New York State Education Department, French Ministry of National Education, International Baccalaureate Organization

Curriculum: The School’s bilingual, multicultural curriculum includes a Pre-School with Nursery, Pre-K, and Kindergarten, the Lower School Grades 1-5, and the Secondary School Grades 6-12. Graduates are awarded a FASNY diploma and are prepared to pass either the French Baccalauréat (ES or S), or the International Baccalaureate.

Faculty: 93 full-time equivalent teachers of whom 85 percent hold advanced degrees (MS and PhD)

Community: 800+ coed day students, 446 families of which 69 percent are of French origin and speak French as the first language in the home, 21 percent are American, and 10 percent are from other countries. More than 50 nationalities are represented.

Faculty:Student Ratio: 1:9

Financial Aid: Nine percent of the student body receives need-based aid.

Baccalaureate Results: Since its first graduating class in 2009, FASNY has consistently achieved a 100% success rate at the Bac, with over 90% of the students graduating with honors. This places FASNY at the top of “établissements homologués” in the United States.

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