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ENGLEWOOD, NJ - French American Academy Bilingual School

About Our Program

We would like to warmly welcome you to our Englewood School which offers our high-quality bilingual curriculum and philosophy from Preschool through 5th grade.

Located in the heart of Bergen County, our school in Englewood offers a vast and spacious outdoor space. All students are able to enjoy a safe and fenced green field with a playground to come. Inside the building, students benefit from spacious and bright classrooms. A light-filled atmosphere creates a spirit of positivism throughout the two floors. Additionally, students enjoy a cozy library with sweeping, panoramic windows, and a large cafeteria with a kitchen, which is also used as a multipurpose room.

Off-campus, the community enjoys a vibrant downtown area, within close walking distance. Students can also walk to the Bergen Performing Arts Center, enriching our Arts curriculum.

Our admissions team offers weekly visits and virtual information sessions for our bilingual preschool and elementary school in Englewood. We look forward to welcoming you and your family to our Englewood school!


We offer daily FAA shuttle bus service for students living in Harlem to attend the FAA Englewood campus. The trip is about 25 minutes and brings students to the campus every morning and back to Harlem after school every day.

There is a daily FAA Shuttle Bus service between the Englewood campus to the Jersey City campus. The bus leave from Englewood every morning and returns to Englewood at 3h15 pm every day. This is for students who would like to attend middle school at the FAA.

Admissions & Tuition

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Dear Prospective Parents,

Thank you for looking into the admissions process at The French American Academy.

As our motto suggests, our bilingual education creates international citizens. Indeed, bilingualism offers many lifelong benefits. For instance, it builds curiosity and better cognitive skills. Above all, it provides an open mind as well as an ability to better connect with others. In a growingly complex and globalized world, parents must assess how the education they choose for their children prepares them to face the future. We are proud to be recognized as one of the best private preschools, elementary schools in Englewood, providing a bilingual education that helps our students become global citizens.

Enrolling at the French American Academy will put them on the right path to start the journey of life.

This page will provide you with helpful information regarding the enrollment process at our bilingual preschool and elementary school in Englewood. We hope that our International Bilingual School will be a good match for your child and your family. We hope to see you soon. A bientôt!

Apply in 3 steps

1- Online application

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

Teacher recommendation Form PreK-K Maternelle

Teacher recommendation Form Grades 1-5 du CP au CM2

2- Interview

The Admissions Director will acknowledge receipt of your online application and will subsequently arrange for a private interview with both parents and the child. During the interview, you will meet with the Admissions Director and/or with 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.

3. Notification of decision

The Admissions Director will notify the decision by email, at the latest by the end of February 2022.  After that, it will be on a rolling basis.

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

A few things to know before applying

  • Children in our Englewood preschool entering Pre-K2 must be 2.5 by the first day of school. Children entering Pre-K 3 must be 3 year-old by December 31st.
  • Pre-K2 children don’t have to be toilet trained. However, Pre-K 3 students must be fully toilet trained.
  • Knowledge of French is not necessary to enter Preschool; however French language is mandatory to enter any class from First grade and up.  Any child coming from a non-French school will have to take a test to determine his/her level.
  • The French American Academy’s cut-off date is December 31st.

School Life


  • Preschool: Pre-K & K: 8:45am to 3:00pm
  • Elementary School: 1st grade: 8:30am to 3:00pm
  • Elementary School: 2nd grade through 5th grade: 8:30am to 3:15pm

The following half-day session is available at our preschool in Englewood:

The half-day session available for Pre-K 2 and Pre-K 3 starts at 8:45 am Monday through Friday and ends at 12:30 pm.

Before and after school care: 

Before-school-care is open from 7:00am to 8:30am.

After-school-care starts at 3 pm and ends at 6:30 pm.

A free school bus is available for Middle School students from Englewood to Jersey City and back.


Click Calendar22 to download the 2022-2023 School Calendar.

Meet Our Team

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  • Management & Administration (7)
  • Preschool (1)
Sebastien Ziankibe
Management & Administration

Sebastien is a well-rounded individual with a passion for travel, cultural discovery, and education. He holds a B.A. in Human Resources Management and is currently pursuing an MBA at Fordham. He has worked with global companies such as Air Canada and BNP Paribas, which will allow him to bring unique perspectives to the H.R. department at French American Academy.

He is excited to be part of our bilingual international education and is committed to using his interpersonal skills for a positive impact on the team.
Malo Gueguen
Management & Administration

Malo was born in France and grew to the United States. He graduated with a Specialization in Economics from Concordia University in Montreal and has previously worked in Malaysia, France, Kazakhstan & China. Outside of his passion for education, Malo’s hobbies include cycling and reading.

Floriane Bollet
Elementary School

Floriane has been a teacher for over 15 years and joined the French American Academy in 2020. Throughout her career, she has worked with a diverse range of students aged 3 to 18 years old. Floriane holds a degree in history and geography from the Franche-Comté Region. She is a passionate traveler and enjoys exploring different cultures and countries. In her free time, Floriane loves to dance and engage in creative arts.

Jennifer Gonzalez
Elementary School

Teaches English

Jerome Maas
Elementary School

Teaches French

Jocelyne Denat
Elementary School

Teaches Art

Lama Ghossoub
Elementary School

Lama is from Lebanon, and she holds a Bachelor’s degree in French Language and literature, PRO-FLE (Professionnalisation Du Français langue étrangère ) , and DI – FOS (didactique du Français sur Objectifs Spécifiques ) diplomas. She speaks Arabic, French, and English. Lama has 14 years of experience teaching French as a second language in private schools in Lebanon and FLE and FOS at the Lebanese University. In her spare time, Lama likes to read, travel, and swim.

Tim Morris
Elementary School

Tim joins the French American Academy with enthusiasm and a strong teaching philosophy. He believes in treating each student individually, recognizing that not all students learn the same way. By showing patience and understanding and encouraging students to form their own opinions, Tim aims to bring out the full potential of each student. He is eager to inspire and instill a love of learning in his students and shape their minds to think critically.

Tim loves to travel and has spent two years abroad in Australia on a professional basketball contract. In his free time he enjoys hiking, sports and advocating for animals. 

Anne-Sophie Gueguen
Management & Administration

Anne-Sophie Gueguen is a visionary educator who founded the French American Academy in 2007 in Bergen County. Over the years, she has expanded the school’s reach and impact by opening new campuses in Jersey City in 2012 and Hoboken in 2022. As the Head of School, Anne-Sophie is committed to ensuring the highest quality education for her students through an innovative bilingual curriculum and program development. She firmly believes that investing in the professional development of teachers and staff is key to creating a positive learning environment and happy students. Anne Sophie’s dedication to excellence in education has been recognized by the French Government, which awarded her The Palmes Academiques in 2012. Originally from France, Anne Sophie has made the United States her home since 1999 and is a proud mother of four children.

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