Bilingual Immersion For Global Learning
Bilingual & Inquiry Based Learning to Expand Minds

HOBOKEN, NJ - French American Academy Bilingual School


Welcome to The French American Academy of Hoboken! 

Located at 360 1st Street, Hoboken, NJ, our bilingual preschool in Hoboken offers a bilingual education to preschoolers aged 2 to 5 years in a bright and safe environment. The spacious and bright campus is a 10-minute walk from the Hoboken Transit Terminal, giving Hoboken & New York City-based families easy access to our high-quality bilingual curriculum. We accept students with or without no French knowledge.

Our bilingual preschool in Hoboken offers French immersion and gives children a headstart in becoming lifelong learners, critical thinkers, and dynamic problem solvers.

Through the dual lenses of French and English, our young students learn to:

  1. Assert their personalities by discovering and exploring through playing & inquiry.
  2. Ask questions and develop a curious mind.
  3. Value effort over performance to develop growth mindsets.

As a result, we expose our PreK2, PreK3, and PreK4 students to an array of hands-on experiences and social interactions that set the stage for academic success.

Our admissions team offers weekly visits and virtual information sessions. We look forward to welcoming you and your family to our Jersey City campus!

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 in Hoboken.

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 preschool 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 your child on the right path to start the journey of life.

This page will provide you with helpful information regarding the enrollment process. We hope that our International Bilingual Preschool in Hoboken 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

 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.

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

School Life


  • Pre-K : 8:30am to 3:00pm

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

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

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

CALENDAR : Hoboken

Click Calendar22 to download the 2022-2023 School Calendar.

The Team

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  • Elementary School (7)
  • Management & Administration (10)
  • Middle School (4)
  • Preschool (14)
Celine Fischer
Management & Administration
Vanessa Thiam

Vanessa started teaching in 2018 after having graduated from l’Université de la Sorbonne in Paris.  Vanessa first started teaching in college, and then in elementary schools in Brooklyn. This year, Vanessa is teaching in preschool at the FAA! Vanessa has been living in the United States since 2019. She loves to travel, canyoning, hiking, and building! In her free time, Vanessa creates DIY wooden objects. Her passion for nature and creative talents are demonstrated in teaching philosophy and throughout her classroom!

Celine Fischer
Management & Administration

After twenty years in finance in Luxembourg, I came to New York in 2017, following my husband. I decided to start a new career in  bilingual education as my 3 sons made me realised that learning another language when you’re young is a great opportunity. I worked first as a shadow teacher at The Ecole, helping children in needs. Then I was in charge of the administration at La Petite Ecole. I finally joined the French American in April 2022 as the Office Manager of the new campus of Hoboken.

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