Serving all of Louisiana

Eligibility & Priority

Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans accepts applications from students across Louisiana. We offer free French immersion education for kindergarten and up, along with tuition-free and tuition-based options for Pre-K4. Applicants to Pre-K4 and kindergarten are not required to have a French language background. Age-appropriate knowledge of the French language is required for applicants to first grade and up.

As a Type II Charter School, we have a legal obligation to give 1st priority to applicants who qualify as Economically Disadvantaged to have our student population reflect that of the local community.

Tuition-free Pre-K4 (Cecil J. Picard LA4 Early Childhood Program)
Eligibility: Louisiana Residents.
Priority:

  1. Applicants with IEPs (not including for Gifted and Talented)
  2. Siblings of current students
  3. All other eligible applicants

Tuition-based Pre-K4
Eligibility: Louisiana Residents. 2017-2018 annual tuition is $4,975.00.
Priority:

  1. Applicants who qualify as Economically Disadvantaged (up to 67% of available seats)
  2. Siblings of current students
  3. All other applicants

Kindergarten
Eligibility: Louisiana Residents. Tuition-free Pre-K4 students are granted automatic entry to Kindergarten.
Priority:

  1. Applicants who qualify as Economically Disadvantaged (up to 67% of available seats)
  2. Siblings of current students
  3. All other applicants

Grades 1-8
Eligibility: Louisiana residents who pass an assessment of French language proficiency.
Priority:

  1. Applicants who qualify as Economically Disadvantaged (up to 67% of available seats)
  2. Siblings of current students
  3. All other applicants

Economically-Disadvantaged status must be verified to be included in the appropriate lottery tier.

  • If application is for Pre-K4 (both tuition and free): get verified at Family Resource Center
  • If application is for Kindergarten: documentation should be submitted to the Admissions Department

Please click here to view acceptable forms of income eligibility.

Main Round Demand Resource
EnrollNOLA has shared the attached Main Round Demand Resource from last year’s 2018-2019 school year. This resource provides valuable information to families and schools regarding past availability vs. demand for their desired schools / grades citywide. This resource will also be available soon in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese, on EnrollNOLA.org.

Updated December  5 2018.