Steps to Apply

Apply in 3 Steps

Apply to the French American Academy and provide your child with the life-long advantages of learning another language at a young age. 

Both French speakers and Non-French Speakers are welcome to benefit from the excellence of our curriculum.


Applications are being accepted 


Applications are being accepted


Complete an Online Application

A non-refundable Application Fee of $140 is due per application. For students already attending a daycare or school, we will ask for a recommendation form to be filled out.



Admissions Interview

The Admissions Director will acknowledge receipt of your online application and subsequently arrange for a private interview with both parents and the child. 

During the interview, you will meet with the Admissions Director and 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.


Notification of Decision

The Admissions Director will notify you of the decision by email.


The admission team remains at your disposition for any further questions and is looking forward to meeting with you.

- To apply, please select the desired campus -

Jersey City

Preschool to Middle


Preschool to Elementary



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 years-old by December 31st.

  • Pre-K2 children don’t have to be toilet trained. However, Pre-K3 students must be fully toilet trained.

  • The French American Academy’s cut-off date is December 31st.

  • French knowledge is not a requirement to enter preschool or Kindergarten. Starting in 1st grade, we offer an Accelerated French Program (AFP) for children with no prior French knowledge. After 3 years in the AFP, students will join the bilingual track.

Admissions FAQ

  • 2.5 years old by Dec. 31st of the year they enter the Pre-K 2 program. 
  • 3 years old by Dec. 31st of the year they enter the Pre-K 3 program.
  • 4 years old by Dec. 31st of the year they enter the Pre-K 4 program.
  • 5 years old Dec. 31st of the year they enter Kindergarten.

The admissions process for 2023-24 is currently open, and we are still accepting applications.

To inquire about grade availability, kindly fill out the inquiry form. The admissions office will respond to your inquiry promptly.

The application process for 2024-25 is currently open.

For Pre-K2, Pre-K 3, Pre-K 4, and Kindergarten, we welcome children with or with no French knowledge. Our classes are carefully balanced to include fluent speakers, children with no French, and a range of levels in between.

For 1st–8th Grade, we offer an Accelerated French Program for non-French speakers and a Bilingual Track for students with French knowledge.