Serving all of Louisiana


Q: Where are you located?

A: Our locations are as follows:

  • Patton Campus for Pre-K4 through Second Grade, 5951 Patton St., New Orleans, LA 70115
  • Johnson Campus for Third through Seventh Grade, 1800 Monroe St., New Orleans, LA 70118
  • McNair Campus for Eighth through Eleventh Grade, 1607 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans LA 70118

Q: Is Lycée public school?

A: Lycée is a public school. It is a type-2 public charter school serving all of Louisiana. Grades kindergarten and up are tuition-free. Our Pre-K4 program offers tuition-free and tuition-based seats.

Q: How much is tuition for tuition-based Pre-K4?

A: Annual tuition for Pre-K4 is currently $5,500.  For information about tuition payments and payment plan options, please click here.

Q: How do I know if I qualify for tuition-free Pre-K4?

A: Our tuition-free Pre-K4 program is made possible by the state’s LA 4 program. Families applying to Lycée’s Pre-K4 program must have their application eligibility verified by OneApp. Please see for more information.

Q: What deadlines do I need to know about?

A: OneApp’s Main Round of applications generally launches in November. The Early Window deadline is in December, and the Standard Window deadline is in February. Notifications are released in April.


If you miss OneApp’s Main Round, Round Two generally launches in mid/late April. Applications to first grade and up are due in early May. Applications to Pre-K4 and Kindergarten must be submitted in late May, and all French language proficiency exams (for entry to first grade and up) must be completed by then. Finally, results become available in late June.

Q: Does my child need to speak French in order to attend Lycée Français?

A: No, and yes. Lycée does not require French proficiency for students entering Pre-K4 or kindergarten. For entry into first grade and up, applicants are required to pass a grade-level appropriate French language proficiency exam.

Q: Do parents need to speak French in order for their students to succeed?

A: No. In fact, over 95% of our parents do not speak French, and their students excel. If parents are interested in learning French, we have community partnerships that facilitate accessible language classes.

Q: What are the age requirements to apply?

A: Pre-K4 students must be 4 years old by September 30 of the school year to which they are applying, Kindergarten students must be 5 years old by September 30th, and so on.

Q: Is special consideration given to siblings during the application process?

A: Yes. Lycée Français understands how important it can be for families to learn under one roof. Eligible students who apply, and that have qualifying siblings that are already placed or enrolled at Lycée Français, will be asked to submit verifying documentation to ensure that they receive sibling priority. For more information about sibling priority, please click here.

Q: What is your average class size?

A: Class size varies per grade, but the maximum capacity is 25 students per class. Pre-K4 classes, on the other hand, cap at 20 students per class.

Updated: July 29, 2021