Serving all of Louisiana


Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans is a public French immersion charter school serving Louisiana as a type 2 charter based in New Orleans. Lycée Français follows both the French national curriculum and the Louisiana state curriculum. We are accredited by the French Ministry of Education for French curriculum through grade 10. For the 2021-2022 school year, Lycée Français serves Pre-K4 through 11th grade; a new grade level will be added every year up to 12th grade.

Q: Is Lycée a 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: 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 30th of the school year to which they are applying, Kindergarten students must be 5 years old by September 30th, and so on.

Q: What is your average class size?

A: The average class size is approximately 26 students per class.