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

Stephanie Chawdhry

K, French

Delphine Noire-Lipka

PK Assistant

Benjamin Toms

2nd Grade, English
Benjamin was born in England, and at the age of 5 years old, he moved to Maryland, where he spent his childhood. After graduating with an undergrad degree from Salisbury University, he moved to the New York area. In 2017, he graduated from Hofstra University with a master’s degree in elementary education. Before joining the FFA team in 2022, Benjamin taught for over five years, three of which were in his fourth-grade classroom at The Green Vale School. He also assisted in 2nd grade and kindergarten.

Martha Sebti

4th & 5th Grade

Lucile Baey

4th Grade, French
Lucile has been teaching for over 13 years. She is from the Vosges, a mountain region in the northeast of France. In her spare time, Lucile reads a lot, mainly thrillers. Her love for reading began when she read her first Stephen Kings novel as a teenager. Photography is another passion of hers, primarily digital and film photography. Lucile prefers nature photography, but she is also exploring street photography, where she can capture stolen moments in public. Outside of school, she enjoys taking road trips, hiking, trekking, and other activities in France and other European countries.

Dominique Amar

Math, French
After being a squash coach, Dominique decided to become a teacher. He taught mathematics in middle and high school for over eight years in the French overseas territories. Dominique loves to share his passion for mathematics with his students and uses puzzles, problem-solving and geometric figures to challenge and instill his love for math in his students.

Chloe Leguem

Physical Education, French
Chloe is an experienced, passionate, and open-minded PE teacher. She is eager to use her international background and teach in the multicultural environment of the French American Academy. As a PE teacher, Chloe loves all sports, but her favorite sport is handball. She loves sharing her passion for sports with her students and experiencing the students’ joy and excitement during her lessons. As a world traveler, Chloe is also a qualified camp director for kids and teenagers worldwide. At the French American Academy, she is eager for new projects and challenges while continuing to enrich her knowledge and broaden

Vanessa Detosse

PK4, French
As a teacher of over 5 years, Vanessa is very passionate about teaching and genuinely loves her profession. She has 4 years of teaching experience from Paris, where she also taught for 2 years in a bilingual nursery school. As an adventurous person, she has also taught for a year in Scotland.  She loves going to concerts, cooking, walking, and especially traveling and going on road trips.  Vanessa is very excited and happy to join the French American Academy.   

Melanie Mourey

2nd Grade, French
Melanie is originally from Montélimar, a city in the south of France. While completing her university degree, she lived in the French city of Lyon. After she completed her degree, she spent 5 years living near Geneva. Melanie has been a school teacher since 2016 and has taught all kindergarten and first grade (CP) levels. She has also experience in being a school principal. Melanie enjoys project-based learning and does many creative projects with her students. She enjoys discovering new places, being surrounded by nature, and hiking in her free time. Melanie also enjoys sports such as tennis, running,



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The Exit Project

Street Art Project: Inside/Out

Sustainability on Campus

Comparing Education System