Serving all of Louisiana

Our History


Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans was founded in 2011 by parents with the support of the school board, the French Consulate and the greater French community in New Orleans. Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans is a free public charter school financed by the state of Louisiana, managed by a board of directors and governed by a charter signed by the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE). The charter reflects the first objectives that Lycée offers: 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 began with three pioneering classes on our first campus, located at 5401 South Claiborne Avenue. We expanded rapidly in 2012 with the implementation of a second campus at 5951 Patton Street. Each year, Lycée Français adds on a sequential grade to accommodate our growing number of students and faculty. For the 2014 – 2015 year, we added 4th grade. For the 2015 – 2016 school year, we added 5th grade and so on. We are excited about the 2020 – 2021 school year as this is our second year of high school!

Anti-Discrimination Policy

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.

Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans is the free French immersion public charter school serving all of Louisiana. We are a type-2 charter school and French immersion program located in New Orleans. Lycée Français follows the French national curriculum and also adheres to aspects of the Louisiana state curriculum. We are accredited by the French Ministry of Education for French curriculum through grade 6 and are continuously working towards accreditation for upper levels; accreditation is ongoing. For the 2020 – 2021 school year, Lycée Français serves Pre-K4 through 10th grade; a new grade level will be added every year up to 12th grade.

Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans students will matriculate into the finest colleges and universities throughout the world. Lycée Français will provide the opportunity for its students to achieve both the French Baccalaureate and the Louisiana high school diploma in an academically challenging and culturally diverse educational environment. | Charter Contract | Articles of Incorporation |


Updated: Oct. 7, 2020