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

HOBOKEN, NJ - French American Academy Bilingual School

About Our Program

Welcome to The French American Academy of Hoboken! 

Our bilingual preschool in gives children a headstart in becoming lifelong learners, critical thinkers, and dynamic problem solvers. Students are not required to know any French to enroll.

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

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

As a result,  students are exposed to an array of hands-on experiences and social interactions that set the stage for academic success in elementary, middle, high school, and most importantly for life.

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


Using the FAA Shuttle bus, offer transportation services for students located in North Hoboken to commute to the Hoboken campus.

Additionally, students who complete their preschool years at the Hoboken campus have access to the FAA shuttle bus service to attend the Jersey City campus for their elementary & middle school years. This is provided to allow continuous access to our bilingual education even if you do not live in Jersey City.



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. We are proud to be recognized as one of the best private preschools in Hoboken, providing a bilingual education that helps our students become global citizens.

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.

Meet Our Team

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  • Elementary School (14)
  • Management & Administration (13)
  • Middle School (9)
  • Preschool (14)
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.

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.

Jean-Francois Gueguen
Management & Administration

Jean-Francois Gueguen is the founder and CEO of The French American Academy Franchise. He promotes and organizes the French American Academy preschool model by assisting prospective and existing franchisees in structuring their own French American Academy. He co-founded the French American Academy of Jersey City in 2012. Since then, he has launched multiple events like Bastille Day and French Week to promote the French culture in New Jersey. Jean-Francois obtained an MBA in Finance from ESSEC Business School and the honor of French Knighthood of the National Order of Merit by the French Government.

Cathy Joly
Management & Administration
Cathy joined the French American Academy in 2013. After spending more than 15 years in the books trade, she moved to New York and join the bilingual education world. She believes Education is a human right and the key to freedom and empowerment. She brings enthusiasm and team spirit.
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!

Angelika Zarzecka
Management & Administration

Angelika is originally from Poland, she moved to the US in her teens. Her educational journey brought her to Rutgers University where she earned her Economics degree, and now she works as an assistant to the marketing and admissions team at FAA. She is excited to be part of such a diverse community, and is proud to contribute to the FAA’s mission of providing high quality international education to students. When not working, she enjoys painting, music, traveling and exploring the beauty of nature. 

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