Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans
(Pronounced Lee-say Frahn-say de la Noo-vel Or-lay-on)
Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans was founded in 2011 to fill the need for an education option missing from Louisiana's rich cultural landscape - a rigorous French immersion program that would provide students pathways to global opportunities while furthering Louisiana's French cultures.
Who are we?
Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans is a free public charter school created in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Education, following the French national curriculum and adhering to aspects of the Louisiana state curriculum. We strive to provide a French curriculum education from kindergarten through high school in a non-denominational environment where social diversity is considered essential to the student’s education. Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans belongs to the lycée à l’etranger system under Agence pour l’enseignement français à l’étranger or AEFE, a network of 135 schools and colleges established outside of France in 139 countries around the world.
We began with three pioneering classes on our first campus located at 5401 South Claiborne Avenue. Since then, we have expanded rapidly across the Uptown New Orleans area to include our Lower Campus, Johnson Campus, and Priestley Campus.
Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans students will matriculate into the finest colleges and universities throughout the world. Lycée Français will provide the opportunity for its students to achieve both the French Baccalaureate and the Louisiana high school diploma in an academically challenging and culturally diverse educational environment.
Lycée Français admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of culture, race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, family situation, socio-economic differences, intellectual or athletic ability, or status as a handicapped person.