French-American School of New York

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French-American School
of New York
Lycée Franco-Américain
de New York
HQ and Grades 9-12:
320 East Boston Post Road
Mamaroneck, NY 10543

Nursery-Grade 3:
111 Larchmont Avenue
Larchmont, NY 10538

Grades 4-8:
145 New Street
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
TypeInternational and bilingual school
FoundersKatherine Watkins and Sylvette Maschino
GradesNursery-Grade 12
Enrollment780 students
Color(s)Blue and white
Team nameSharks

The French-American School of New York (also known as the Lycée Franco-Américain de New York, or FASNY) is an international and bilingual independent school located in suburban Westchester County, New York. Since its founding in 1980, FASNY has evolved from a three-teacher, 17-student nursery to a school on three campuses that educates more than 780 students per year. FASNY offers an international and bilingual education to a population of local American families, French expatriates, French-American families, and international families representing more than 50 nationalities; the school offers education from Nursery (3 years old) to 12th grade at three campuses in Larchmont and Mamaroneck, New York. FASNY is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools, the International Baccalaureate Organization, and the French Ministry of Education. Sixty-nine percent of students are of French origin, 21% are American, and 10% hail from countries in the francophone world.[1]


  • Manor (Nursery-Grade 3) - 111 Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont, NY 10538
  • Village (Grades 4-8) - 145 New Street, Mamaroneck, NY 10543
  • Harbor (Grades 9-12 and Administrative Offices) - 320 East Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY 10543
French-American School of New York is located in New York

FASNY Information[edit]

Founded: 1980

Accreditations: New York State Association of Independent Schools, New York State Education Department, French Ministry of Education, International Baccalaureate Organization

Curriculum: The school offers an international and bilingual curriculum and includes the Preschool (nursery, pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten); the Lower School (grades 1-5); the Middle School (grades 6-8); and the High School (grades 9-12). Graduates are awarded a New York State high school diploma and are prepared to pass either the French Baccalauréat or the International Baccalaureate exam.

Faculty: 93 full-time-equivalent teachers, of whom 85% hold advanced degrees (M.A./M.S. and/or Ph.D.)

Community: 780+ coed day students; 446 families, of which 69% are of French origin and speak French as the primary language in the home, 21% are American, and 10% are from other countries. More than 50 nationalities are represented at the school.

Faculty/Student Ratio: 1:9

English Entry Points: Non-French speakers can join FASNY in nursery, pre-kindergarten, or kindergarten or in the 9th or 11th grades. Nursery through kindergarten students achieve bilingualism in French and English. Non-French-speaking students in 9th grade enter the international program, taught in English, and track to the 11th- and 12th-grade IB program.

Financial Aid: Fifteen percent of the student body receives need-based aid.

Athletics: FASNY's athletic program features 31 teams in nearly a dozen sports, including soccer, basketball, baseball, cross-country, tennis, track-and-field, and rugby. Known as the Sharks, the teams compete in the Independent Schools Athletic League (ISAL) against other independent schools in the region.

Clubs: There are more than 20 clubs in which students can participate from year to year, depending on interest, including Model UN, finance, film, and chess.

Baccalaureate Results: Since graduating its first class in 2009, FASNY has consistently achieved a 100% success rate on the French baccalaureate, with nearly 90% of students graduating with honors. In 2019, 100% graduated with honors, including 56% with a "mention très bien" (highest honors) and nine students receiving a "félicitations du Jury" for posting a score of 18 or above, out of a maximum of 20; this places FASNY at the top of "établissements homologués" in the United States. FASNY’s first IB class graduated in 2017 with a 100% success rate, compared to the global average rate of 78%. Students in the class of 2018 also achieved a 100% success rate on the IB exam.

Gala: FASNY hosts a Gala every year where parents, alumni, and staff gather.

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