Serving all of Louisiana


Q: Is the Lycée a public or private 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: 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 Ninth Grade, 1800 Monroe St., New Orleans, LA 70118

Lastly, we bought a school! Click here to learn more about our future campus.

Q: Is there tuition?

A: Kindergarten and up are tuition-free. For Pre-K4, we have tuition-free seats available to families who qualify for our LA 4 program. Otherwise, annual tuition for Pre-K4 is $4,975.00 (2019-2020 school year).

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 that qualify for federal free or reduced lunch are eligible to apply | click here for eligibility guidelines. Families applying to Lycée’s Pre-K4 program must have their application eligibility verified by OneApp. Please see for more information.

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

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 children 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: Are there any requirements in order to apply?

A: We strongly encourage parents to do one of the following, but it is not required.

  1. Attend an Open House
  2. Speak with the Admissions Department

Applicants for first grade and up are required to take a French language proficiency entrance exam.

Q: How about age requirements?

A: Pre-K4 students must be 4 years old by September 30 of the school year, kindergarten students must be 5 years old by September 30 of the school year, and so on.

Q: How do I apply?

A: The Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans participates in OneApp. For more information about OneApp, please visit or  Application details for the 2019-2020 will be posted on and will be updated as information becomes available.

Q: What deadlines do I need to know about?

A: Great question! All deadlines are posted here.

OneApp’s Main Round 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 missed OneApp’s Main Round, note that 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: What is the Early Window, and does it apply to me?

A: Students interested in applying to a school with entrance requirements must participate by the Early Window deadline. Therefore, students applying to first grade and up will need to participate in OneApp’s Early Window and contact Lycée Français to schedule a French language proficiency exam. At Lycée, the French language proficiency exam must be completed by the final OneApp deadline.

Q: How big is the school?

A: In its eight years of operation, Lycée has steadily grown. In the 2019 – 2020 school year, the school serves over 1,000 students.

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

A: Yes. Lycée Français understands how it important it can be for families to learn under one roof. Complete details can be found at

Q: What is your average class size?

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

Updated September 11, 2019.