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 and Louisiana-based program that could 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 Louisiana state curriculum and the French national 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 French abroad school system under the Agency for French Education Abroad (Agence pour l’enseignement français à l’étranger) or AEFE, a network of 566 schools and colleges established outside of France in 138 countries around the world teaching more than 380,000 students . More than 60 percent of students in the AEFE are NOT native French speakers.
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.
Our mission is to design and provide an innovative, world-class French Accredited learning model by immersing students in a culturally and linguistically rich learning environment that merges both the French National and Louisiana curricula to inspire students through high-quality, diverse, complex, and unique learning experiences.
Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans will be the premier French-American public school with a commitment to revitalizing Louisiana’s French cultural heritage by empowering our stakeholders to be curious, creative thinkers and global citizens committed to our community’s future.
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.