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WELCOME TO THE ENGLEWOOD CAMPUS !
Fast and Private Shuttle Bus Service from / to Harlem and Washington Heights
Warm and Nurturing Environment in Spacious Classrooms Filled with Natural Light

INQUIRE & VISIT

We would like to warmly welcome you to our Englewood Campus which offers our high-quality bilingual curriculum and philosophy from Preschool through 5th grade.

Located in the heart of Bergen County, our campus in Englewood offers a vast and spacious outdoor space. All students are able to enjoy a safe and fenced green field with a playground to come. Inside the building, students benefit from spacious and bright classrooms. A light-filled atmosphere creates a spirit of positivism throughout the two floors. Additionally, students enjoy a cozy library with sweeping, panoramic windows, and a large cafeteria with a kitchen, which is also used as a multipurpose room.

Off-campus, the community enjoys a vibrant downtown area, within close walking distance. Students can also walk to the Bergen Performing Arts Center, enriching our Arts curriculum.

Our admissions team offers weekly visits and virtual information sessions. We look forward to welcoming you and your family to our Englewood campus!

On this page, we answer FAQ related to Admissions, School Life, School Tuition, Community and Covid 19. The French American Academy holds Virtual Information sessions and in-person Open-Houses and Tours to give prospective parents an opportunity to visit and experience our school.

ADMISSIONS

Dear Prospective Parents,

Thank you for looking into the admissions process at The French American Academy.

As our motto suggests, our bilingual education creates international citizens. Indeed, bilingualism offers many lifelong benefits. For instance, it builds curiosity and better cognitive skills. Above all, it provides an open mind as well as an ability to better connect with others. In a growingly complex and globalized world, parents must assess how the education they choose for their children prepares them to face the future.

Enrolling at the French American Academy will put them on the right path to start the journey of life.

This page will provide you with helpful information regarding the enrollment process. We hope that our International Bilingual School will be a good match for your child and your family. We hope to see you soon. A bientôt!

Apply in 3 steps

1- Online application

A non-refundable Application Fee of $140 is due per application. For students who are already attending a daycare or school, we will ask for a recommendation form to be filled out.

Teacher recommendation Form PreK-K Maternelle

Teacher recommendation Form Grades 1-5 du CP au CM2

2- Interview

The Admissions Director will acknowledge receipt of your online application and will subsequently arrange for a private interview with both parents and the child. During the interview, you will meet with the Admissions Director and/or with the School Director to determine whether the school’s values, objectives and academic expectations are right for your child. This format will allow for plenty of questions. Depending on the age of your child, she/he may stay with you, join one of our classes or meet our pedagogical coordinator.

3. Notification of decision

The Admissions Director will notify the decision by email, at the latest by the end of February 2022.  After that, it will be on a rolling basis.

The admission team remains at your disposal for any further questions and is looking forward to meeting with you.


A few things to know before applying

  • Children entering Pre-K2 must be 2.5 by the first day of school. Children entering Pre-K 3 must be 3 year-old by December 31st.
  • Pre-K2 children don’t have to be toilet trained. However, Pre-K 3 students must be fully toilet trained.
  • Knowledge of French is not necessary to enter Preschool; however French language is mandatory to enter any class from First grade and up.  Any child coming from a non-French school will have to take a test to determine his/her level.
  • The French American Academy’s cut-off date is December 31st.

SCHOOL LIFE

SCHOOL HOURS

  • Pre-K & K: 8:45am to 3:00pm
  • 1st grade: 8:30am to 3:00pm
  • 2nd grade through 5th grade: 8:30am to 3:15pm

The half-day session available for Pre-K 2 and Pre-K 3 starts at 8:45 am Monday through Friday and ends at 12:30 pm.

Before-school-care is open from 7:00am to 8:30am.

After-school-care starts at 3 pm and ends at 6:30 pm.

A free school bus is available for Middle School students from Englewood to Jersey City and back.

CALENDAR

Click Calendar21 to download the 2021-2022 School Calendar.

Click Calendar22 to download the 2022-2023 School Calendar.

THE TEAM

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  • All
  • Elementary School (13)
  • Prek-k (13)
  • Management and Administration (10)
  • Middle School (7)

Leila Ghossoub

French
Leila is from Lebanon, where she has been a pediatric speech and language pathologist for over 15 years. She has a master’s degree in the cognitive neuroscience of language and a Montessori teaching diploma for children up to the age of 6. She speaks fluently French, Arabic, and English. In Leila’s spare time, she enjoys nature and crocheting, and she is a cat lover.

David Sanchez

3rd Grade, English
David joined the FAA team in 2022 after teaching for 12 years kids ages 5 to 18. He has also taught 8th-grade English and musical theater. David was born and raised in California in an Asian-American family through whom the love of arts and sciences was cultivated. During his free time, he spends his time reading, writing amateur poetry, singing karaoke in his living room, playing games, meditating, and now learning French!

Guillaume Gilbert

4th & 5th Grade, French
Guillaume is excited to teach 4th and 5th grade at the Englewood campus. He has taught for 17 years in France and lived in the south of France. Before coming to New Jersey, he lived 5 years on the island of Martinique in the Caribbean. Guillaume is very passionate about traveling and experiencing new countries, and he is also passionate about sports, particularly soccer and Formula 1.

Anne-Laure Letellier

1st Grade, French

Séverine Gilbert

PK2 & PK3, French
Séverine is from the south of France. As an adventurous person, she has lived for 5 years in Martinique, which is in the heart of the Caribbean. Her hobbies include traveling and sports. She especially loves to integrate music in her classroom to connect with her preschool students. She is excited to start her next adventure at the French American Academy!

Tim Morris

4th & 5th Grade, English
Tim entame sa 5e année d’enseignement et rejoint la French American Academy avec enthousiasme. Sa philosophie d’enseignement est de traiter chaque élève comme un individu au lieu de penser que tous les élèves apprennent de la même manière. Il fait ressortir le potentiel complet de chaque élève en faisant preuve de patience et de compréhension et en permettant aux élèves de formuler leurs propres opinions sur les choses. Il est désireux d’inspirer les étudiants, d’inculquer l’amour de l’apprentissage et de façonner un esprit pour penser. Tim aime voyager et a passé deux ans à l’étranger en Australie avec un

Lama Ghossoub

Aftercare
Lama is from Lebanon, and she holds a Bachelor’s degree in French Language and literature, PRO-FLE (Professionnalisation Du Français langue étrangère ) , and DI – FOS (didactique du Français sur Objectifs Spécifiques ) diplomas. She speaks Arabic, French, and English. Lama has 14 years of experience teaching French as a second language in private schools in Lebanon and FLE and FOS at the Lebanese University. In her spare time, Lama likes to read, travel, and swim.

Sandrine Ajram

Subbing and aftercare

Coco Ghossoub

Assistant, K
Coco is from Lebanon, where she has previously been a teacher and a tutor. She enjoys learning languages and is fluent in French, English, Arabic, and Armenian. She has been a part of the FAA team for over 6 years.   

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