French-American School of New York

Antoine Agopian
Director of Admissions

Since its founding in 1980, the French-American School of New York ( has evolved from a three teacher, 17-student nursery into a thriving school on three campuses accredited by the New York State Department of Education, New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) and the French Ministry of National Education. Eighty-five percent of the faculty members at FASNY hold advanced degrees. Eight hundred fifty students representing 50 nationalities belonging to four school divisions from Nursery through 12th Grade are prepared to receive both a FASNY high school diploma and the French Baccalaureate. Hailing from around the world, FASNY students are educated to appreciate cultural diversity and embrace the value of multiple-perspectives. As they engage with the curriculum and the community our students develop into global citizens.

FASNY's mission to educate internationally minded students occurs within the context of a track record of academic excellence. FASNY's students thrive in their studies after high school in the United States, Canada, France the United Kingdom and elsewhere in Europe. Since granting its first French baccalaureate degree in 2009, FASNY has each year achieved 100% success on the Baccalaureate, with more than 90% of the students passing with honors. FASNY ranked number one in mentions for the last three years among établissements homologués in the United States. Colleges and universities on both sides of the Atlantic recognize and seek out graduates with a FASNY education, and our list of college acceptances is disproportionately skewed to the finest institutions in the world.

FASNY's pedagogical approach is to combine the best of the American and French educational systems. Students, most of whom are multilingual, are taught that there is more than one way to approach questions and issues, regardless of the discipline. FASNY students are adaptable, flexible and demonstrate empathy. They know from their direct experience in FASNY's classrooms and hallways that the world is multi-dimensional. FASNY's extra curricular offerings include an interscholastic athletics program, arts programs, and a robust community service program, international exchange programs (Bolivia, Spain, Germany), as well as a palette of interest-driven student clubs. Leadership and character development among students is a carefully crafted component of FASNY's curricular and extra curricular offerings. Students are encouraged to grow into reflective individuals who act responsibly, effectively, and ethically.

To these wide-ranging educational offerings and impressive academic results, FASNY is now preparing to add an enhanced dimension. Its projected new campus will reclaim the land of a former golf club, and use the facility and grounds as an opportunity for a hands-on, daily education in environmental sustainability.

FASNY's Pre-, Lower and Upper Schools, are located respectively in the villages of Scarsdale, Larchmont, and Mamaroneck, and are approximately 20 miles north of New York City in Westchester County. FASNY accepts non-French speaking students in Nursery and Pre-Kindergarten.

For more information contact:
Antoine Agopian
Director of Admissions

Marine Heraud
Associate Director of Admissions

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