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ENGLEWOOD, NJ - French American Academy Bilingual School

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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!

On this page, we answer FAQ related to Admissions, School Life, School Tuition, Community and Covid 19. The French American Academy holds Virtual Information sessions and in-person Open-Houses and Tours to give prospective parents an opportunity to visit and experience our bilingual preschool and elementary school in Englewood.

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.

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

SCHOOL HOURS

  • 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.

CALENDAR

Click Calendar22 to download the 2022-2023 School Calendar.

The Team

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  • Elementary School (4)
  • Management & Administration (4)
  • Preschool (4)
Tim Morris
Elementary School
ENGLEWOOD, NJ

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
ENGLEWOOD, NJ, JERSEY CITY, NJ

Anne Sophie Gueguen is the founder of the French American Academy and co-founder of the French American Academy of Jersey City. She is the Head of School of The French American Academy and responsible for curriculum and program development. Also, Ms. Gueguen leads the training program for new franchisees, their teachers, and their staff, focusing on the methods and principles which have made the French American Academy a successful brand name. She was awarded The Palmes Academiques in 2012 by the French Government for her accomplishments in Education.

Jeremie Peyre
Management & Administration
ENGLEWOOD, NJ
Fabienne Tomeda
Management & Administration
ENGLEWOOD, NJ, JERSEY CITY, NJ
Coco Ghossoub
Preschool
ENGLEWOOD, NJ

Coco is from Lebanon, where she has previously been a teacher and a tutor. She enjoys learning languages and is fluent in French, English, Arabic, and Armenian. She has been a part of the FAA team for over 6 years. 

Sandrine Ajram
ENGLEWOOD, NJ
Sophie Lac
Preschool
ENGLEWOOD, NJ

Sophie is from French and has been a teacher for over 8 years. She has a master’s degree in Teaching, Education, and Training. She enjoys artistic activities and enjoys sewing.

Radia Filippini
Management & Administration
ENGLEWOOD, NJ

Radia is from France. Before moving to the United States, she worked for the Ministry of Economy and Finance as a public Gestion. Radia holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting. Her son attended and graduated from the French American Academy. She joined the French American Academy School in 2010.

Radia is very passionate about kids, and she loves hiking and cooking.

Alexandra Yacoub
Preschool
ENGLEWOOD, NJ

Alexandra has been teaching PK for the last 14 years. She first started teaching PK in Egypt, where she and her family lived for 5 years. She is starting her 9th year at the FAA, and this year, she is taking on a new role as pedagogical coordinator of our Pre-K and K program in Englewood. She is passionate about early childhood development in a bilingual setting, speaks 4 languages herself, and wishes to share her love for the arts as she earned her Masters Degree in History of the Arts and Archeology.Alexandra has extensive expertise in the “Cahiers de Progres”, a major tool used in PK and K. Here, students are encouraged to take ownership of their learning and can independently monitor their own progress over the year.

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