THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE
What is the percentage of American students vs. French students?
School-wide (preschool – 12th grade), approximately 65% of the students are native English speakers, or non-French speakers. Approximately 35% of the students are native French speakers. Approximately 65% of the student body pursues the Classic or Franco-American Baccalaureate path (French Section Program) and approximately 35% of the student body pursues the English-language college prep path (International Section Program).
What percentage of students attend Le Lycée from preschool/kindergarten?
For the last 20 years, nearly 50% of each senior graduating class has attended Le Lycée since preschool or elementary school. However, new students are warmly welcomed into the school by other students and the administration.
Why is tuition lower at Le Lycée than at other private schools in Southern California?
Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles prides itself on keeping the tuition low compared to other private schools in the area. The school is run effectively and efficiently. As a nonprofit institution, Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles reinvests every penny back into the school, allowing the school to bridge the gap between what tuition covers and what an excellent education costs today. Tuition is calculated to create inclusiveness in the school community.
Does Le Lycée offer a discount on tuition for siblings?
Yes, Le Lycée offers a sibling discount of $500.00 for each sibling.
Does Le Lycée offer financial aid?
Le Lycée strongly believes in making a high quality education financially accessible to any student who deserves it, regardless of socio-economic backgrounds. The ability to pay tuition and fees is determined by an independent party (ISM FAST) and the financial information provided to them. In addition to financial need, the financial assistance applicant must demonstrate good scholarship, a positive attitude, excellent behavior and adhere to all deadlines.
Does Le Lycée offer a tuition payment plan?
We offer a discount on tuition if it is paid in full early, in advance of the due date, for returning students. For new students, longer-term payment plans can be discussed with our Business Office.
Are parents required/expected to donate money to the school beyond paying tuition?
While we certainly appreciate any financial donations, parents are not required to contribute beyond tuition and paying for the standard student expenses for uniforms, books, school trips and extracurricular activities.
Does tuition cover all of the costs associated with my child’s education?
For the most part, however, as at any private school, there are standard expenses for items that tuition does not cover such as uniforms, books, school trips and extracurricular activities.
What opportunities are there to volunteer /parent involvement?
In 2010 a dedicated group of parents formed Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles Parent Committee (LFPC), comprised of parents who volunteer for events and committees that involve and benefit the whole school. Participation in the LFPC is voluntary, but we would like you to consider volunteering at least 8 hours per YEAR as a family. This contribution could include being a chaperone for a field trip, volunteering to help with a fundraiser or community service program, participating in a career day event, welcoming a new family at key events, participating in focus groups, etc. These become priceless experiences as they provide an occasion for the parents to get to know the teachers and the school staff and their children’s classmates, and often families from other grades and campuses. Our parent volunteers are key to school spirit and to a vital and active community for our children.