Lyceum Kennedy International School

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Lyceum Kennedy International School is an international school with two locations in the New York metropolitan area.[1] The main campus, Manhattan Campus, is located in two buildings in Midtown Manhattan, and the Ardsley Campus is in Ardsley, New York;[2] the Manhattan campus serves preschool through grade 12 while the Ardsley campus serves preschool through grade 5.[3]

The school was named after President of the United States John F. Kennedy.[4] Founded in 1964, Lyceum Kennedy French American school serves the needs of French and francophone families living in New York.

History[edit]

Campus in Ardsley
Campus in Ardsley

Éliane Dumas, a teacher at the Lycée Français de New York, established the Lyceum Kennedy French American School in 1964.[4] Dumas established the school for French students, and the school used the New York regent standards so the students may easily move on to American schools.[5]

A Japan-born linguist and professor named Koji Sonoda acquired the school in 1986.[4] In 1987 the school had opened its Japanese kindergarten and elementary school program in the Ardsley campus;[6][7] the school website stated that the Ardsley campus opened in 1996.[4] The Manhattan Japanese program opened in 1997, and the Japanese junior high school program began in 2010.[7] Lyceum Kennedy has two programs: A French-English bilingual program at both campuses, and a program for Japanese people only at the Manhattan campus;[1] the Japanese program is called the Lyceum Kennedy Japanese School (リセ・ケネディ日本人学校 Rise Kenedi Nihonjin Gakkō).[8]

Accreditation[edit]

Lyceum Kennedy French American School is accredited by the French Ministry of Education. Lyceum Kennedy students can transfer easily into any French school in France.

In September 2014, Lyceum Kennedy became an authorized International Baccalaureate school for IB Diploma Programme ([1]); the school offers to students in 11th and 12th grades a bilingual French and English IB Diploma, with Spanish as the second language.

Admissions[edit]

Admission to Lyceum Kennedy is selective and is based on factors which include previous school performance, teacher recommendations, discovery days, commitment to bilingual education, and behavior.

Lyceum Kennedy French American School enrolls students without regard to race, religion, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation and national, social or ethnic origin and affords its students all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally made available to all students at the school.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 about 33% of the school's population spoke a home language other than English and French and over 50% of the school's elementary students were non-French-speakers prior to enrolling at Lyceum Kennedy.[5]

Tuition[edit]

As of 2015, annual tuition at Lyceum Kennedy ranges from $23,500 for Preschool students in Ardsley to $30,900 for its final year students in Manhattan.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Home page. Lyceum Kennedy International School. Retrieved on May 1, 2015. "Manhattan Campus: 225 East 43rd Street New York, NY 10017" and "Ardsley Campus: 1 Cross Road Ardsley, NY 10502"
  2. ^ "Our Campus." Lyceum Kennedy International School. Retrieved on May 1, 2015. "Manhattan Campus: 225 East 43rd Street New York, NY, 10017" and "Manhattan Campus: 815 Second Avenue 2nd Floor New York, NY 10017" and "Ardsley Campus: 1 Cross Road Ardsley, NY 10502"
  3. ^ "Tuition." Lyceum Kennedy International School. Retrieved on May 1, 2015. "Ardsley Campus: 1 Cross Road Ardsley, NY 10502"
  4. ^ a b c d "School History" (Archive). Lyceum Kennedy International School. Retrieved on May 1, 2015.
  5. ^ a b Burton, Monica. "A Language en Vogue." Shoe Leather. Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York University, 2011. p. 4 (Archive). Retrieved on May 1, 2015.
  6. ^ Handelman, David. "The Japanizing of Scarsdale: East Meets Westchester." New York Magazine (ISSN 0028-7369). New York Media, LLC, April 29, 1991. Vol. 24, No. 17. 40-45. - CITED: p. 42.
  7. ^ a b "学校の沿革" (Archive). Lyceum Kennedy International School. Retrieved on May 1, 2015. "1989年 ウェストチェスター郡アーズレーに、リセ・ケネディ日本人小学校・幼稚園開校" and "1997年 全日制幼児部・付属補習校 マンハッタン校開校 / 2歳児教室開設" and "2010年 中学生クラス開設(上級国語クラスがこれに代わる)"
  8. ^ "あいさつ" (Archive). Lyceum Kennedy International School. Retrieved on May 1, 2015.

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Coordinates: 40°45′04″N 73°58′21″W / 40.751047°N 73.972402°W / 40.751047; -73.972402