Here To Help

For special needs, The French American Academy is proud to provide a comprehensive approach for students who demonstrate language, educational or social challenges.

ESL – FSL intervention (English or French as a Second Language)

Language Support teachers on our team provide supplemental instruction in French or English.

ESL classes are designed to teach English to non-native English speaking students at a pace and/or level conducive to each student’s ability. Non-English speaking students are accepted at every grade.

FSL support is available to English-speaking students starting in Kindergarten and up. (In early grades, the child will be immersed at around 80% in French and should not need any supplemental exposure.)

Instructional Student Support

A student may need temporary or long term help in reading, writing and math. The instructional support program is here to reinforce the student in his/her academic learning.

The team is made up of the director, Student Support Coordinator, French and English teachers responsible for dealing with the difficulties.

Intervention Team

Three bilingual consultants work with the French American Academy and are part of the Intervention Team:

Laurianne Neidecker

Laurianne Neidecker

Licensed Psychologist, Ph. D.

France Weill

Licensed Speech Therapist, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Agathe David Weill

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, M.S.W.

The purpose of the Intervention Team is to provide in-house professional assistance for students who demonstrate learning, behavior or health needs (according to the State of NJ). The Intervention Team provides an effective collaborative problem solving process.