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
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 Jersey City 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.
Excellence In Education And Accredited Bilingual School.
In order to see your tuition at work, first, visit our academics section to better understand our well-rounded curriculum. Then, check out our bilingualism approach. And finally, take a look at our accreditations from different governmental organizations in France and in the US.
Revenues allow the school to do many things independently. Firstly, it helps attract and retain the most talented faculty. Secondly, it facilitates the integration of new technologies into our classrooms. Thirdly and most importantly, it allows us to offer financial aid to new and existing families.
Tuition is payable annually or monthly In addition, there are many options that you can choose from. For example, you can add lunch or enrichment programs, or before and aftercare sessions. Please take a look at our 2 pages tuition summary below.
2022 – 2023 Jersey City Campus Tuition2023 - 2024 Jersey City Campus Tuition
Inclusivity and diversity are at the heart of The French American Academy. Families can qualify for need-based financial aid through two sources :
01 – The French American Academy Scholarship Program
The School can offer financial aid to FAA students in all grades. The French American Academy Scholarship Program will consider the awarding of financial assistance through reduced tuition.
Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need and individual student merit, determined from a range of criteria, including academic achievement, participation in extracurricular activities, and good citizenship.
Applications for French American Academy Scholarships will be considered on a non-discriminatory basis without regard to race, sex, or nationality. The selection of Scholars will be made at the sole discretion of the finance committee of the school’s Board of Directors.
02 – The French Government
Through the Agence pour l’enseignement du français à l’étranger (AEFE) and through the French Consulate in New York City, the French Government grants financial aid to its citizens for students in grades Pre-K3 through 12. Only French citizens are eligible for this program. Applications are available in January online.
To apply for an FAA Scholarship for an FAA student:
01 – Send a letter of request explaining the reasons for your request to the FAA Scholarship Program, with the address of your campus’s choice
02 – Include with your letter personal tax returns for both state and federal taxes with all schedules and W2’s for the two most recent calendar years.
In the case of divorce or separation, both parents are required to file an application for financial assistance. The FAA is not bound by any divorce agreement specifying a parent’s responsibility for educational expenses.
03 – To help the school make fair and objective financial aid decisions, FAA has joined Schools and Students Services by NAIS.
School and Student Services (SSS) as a trusted third party, is a service of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). Based on financial information, SSS calculates an estimate of how much a family can contribute in tuition.
To complete the questionnaire (PFS) online, go to the SSS website and click on the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) Online. There is a $55 registration fee for this service, payable online on the SSS website.
You will be asked to select a school.
- FAA Jersey City school code is 9156.
All applications are considered in the strictest confidence. The school will communicate to each family its decision shortly after receiving the SSS report.
*Students in our preschool, elementary or middle school can apply for financial aid.