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.

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

  1. Applicants with IEPs
  2. Siblings of current students
  3. All other eligible applicants

Tuition-based Pre-K4
Eligibility: Louisiana Residents. 2016-2017 annual tuition is $4,738.00.
Priority:

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

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

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

Grades 1-6
Eligibility: Louisiana residents who pass an assessment of French language proficiency.
Priority:

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

At-risk 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 July 26 2016.