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First opened in 2012, our Jersey City campus offers a high-quality bilingual education from Preschool through 8th grade for more than 200 students.

Ideally located in the historic district of Jersey City, our school is just a few blocks from the Grove Stree PATH Station. The 3-story building offers 23 classrooms with bright and natural light, warm colors, and ample space for students to develop their curiosity and become citizens of the world. Students also enjoy a huge gymnasium for physical education and indoor recess.

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


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.



  • Pre-K through 1st grade: 8:30am to 3:00pm
  • 2nd grade through 5th grade: 8:30am to 3:15pm
  • 6th through 8th grade: 8:15am to 3:15pm

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

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

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

CALENDAR : Jersey City & Hoboken

Click Calendar21 to download the 2021-2022 School Calendar

Click Calendar22 to download the 2022-2023 School Calendar.


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Catherine Prie Leray

Graduated from the French National Education and holding a master’s degree in management, – Specialization Management and development of academic organizations, I first served as primary school teacher and then as Principal or Head of school. I worked for 26 years in France for the National Education. Over the years, I have always worked with teams to create a welcoming environment for everyone – students and teachers and parents – in which students can reach their potential and ensure that all experience success in a school culture that inspires dreams, develops compassion, and opens minds. In August 2017, we

Ryma Hamzi

PK, French, Jersey City
Ryma vient d’Algérie et parle quatre langues (arabe, Français, berbère et anglais). Diplômée en sciences politiques et relations internationales, elle a travaillé comme adjointe administrative à Alger. Elle a plus de 3 ans d’expérience en tant qu’assistante d’enseignant, et les enfants aiment la façon dont elle prend soin d’eux. Ryma aime chanter et partager avec sa famille Ryma comes from Algeria and speaks four languages (Arabic, French, Berber and English). She has a degree in political science and international relations, and has worked as administrative assistant in Algiers. She has over 3 years of assistant teacher experience, and children

Elsa Mucyo

FSL Teacher

Lisa Lucas

French & Performing Arts
Lisa est professeure de Français depuis 5 ans et pour la première fois, elle tente l’aventure à l’étranger ici, à la French American Academy. En plus de son métier d’enseignante, elle fait du théâtre depuis toujours et compte bien partager sa passion avec les élèves afin d’approfondir leurs compétences à l’oral. Lisa has been a French teacher for 5 years and for the first time, she is attempting the adventure abroad here, at the French American Academy. In addition to her teaching profession, she has always been acting on stage in theaters and intends to share her passion with

Maryse Riviere


Michael Browne


Anais Bouxin

Physical Education

Thibaut Bastide

5th Grade, French
Thibaut comes from the South of France. After studying English, he decided to become a primary school teacher in the Academy of Toulouse. After a year as a substitute, he went back to the Gard department to teach different classes from K to 5th. He has been a school director for 6 years in another school. To get back to English, Thibaut taught in a middle school in Saint Gilles from 2017 to 2021. He likes music, watching rugby and cooking, and he is interested in electronics and technologies  

Marie-Francoise Morandais

1st Grade, French
Marie-Françoise is from Guadeloupe (French Caribbean island) where she taught for more than 10 years in different grades. After having carried out ERASMUS + school exchange projects with Spanish, Italian, English and French schools, she decided to join the French American Academy team this year in order to continue to grow professionally and humanely. She loves reading, traveling and sports especially CROSSFIT, HIIT. She will bring her energy, her passion, her determination and her motivation to help her students to surpass themselves while having the pleasure of learning.  


The Exit Project

Street Art Project: Inside/Out

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Earth Day

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