Serving all of Louisiana

Eligibility & Priority

Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans accepts applications from students across Louisiana. We offer free French immersion education for kindergarten and up, along with tuition-free and tuition-based options for Pre-K4. Applicants to Pre-K4 and kindergarten are not required to have a French language background. Age-appropriate knowledge of the French language is required for applicants to first grade and up.

As a Type II Charter School, we have a legal obligation to give 1st priority to applicants who qualify as Economically Disadvantaged to have our student population reflect that of the local community.

Tuition-free Pre-K4 (Cecil J. Picard LA4 Early Childhood Program)
Eligibility: Louisiana Residents who meet these qualifications.
Priority:

  1. Applicants who qualify as Economically Disadvantaged and meet these qualifications (up to 67% of available seats)
  2. Siblings of current students
  3. All other eligible applicants

Tuition-based Pre-K4
Eligibility: Louisiana Residents. 2017-2018 annual tuition is $4,975.00.
Priority:

  1. Applicants who qualify as Economically Disadvantaged and meet these qualifications (up to 67% of available seats)
  2. Siblings of current students
  3. All other applicants

Kindergarten
Eligibility: Louisiana Residents. Tuition-free Pre-K4 students are granted automatic entry to Kindergarten.
Priority:

  1. Applicants who qualify as Economically Disadvantaged and meet these qualifications (up to 67% of available seats)
  2. Siblings of current students
  3. All other applicants

Grades 1-7
Eligibility: Louisiana residents who pass an assessment of French language proficiency.
Priority:

  1. Applicants who qualify as Economically Disadvantaged and meet these qualifications (up to 67% of available seats)
  2. Siblings of current students
  3. All other applicants

Economically-Disadvantaged status must be verified by the Admissions Department to be included in the appropriate lottery tier. Please click here to view acceptable forms of income eligibility.

Updated August 3 2017.