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Bilingual Education, International Citizens

JERSEY CITY, NJ - French American Academy Bilingual School

About Our Program

First opened in 2012, our Jersey City preschool, elementary, and middle school offers high-quality bilingual education for more than 200 students.

Ideally located in the historic district of Jersey City, our school is just a few blocks from the Grove Street PATH Station. Our 3-story building offers 23 classrooms with bright and natural light, warm colors, and ample space for students to develop their curiosity and become citizens of the world. Students also enjoy a huge gymnasium for physical education and indoor recess. 

Our campus in Jersey City provides children with a strong foundation for becoming lifelong learners, critical thinkers, and dynamic problem solvers. 

Through the dual lenses of French and English, our young students in our Jersey City Preschool 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 in order to develop growth mindsets.

Visit our Academic Pages to learn more about our Preschool, Elementary and Middle school curriculum and philosophy.

We invite you to see for yourself what makes our Jersey City campus such a special place for children to learn and grow. Whether you are considering our preschool in Jersey City or our elementary or middle school, we are confident that our school is the perfect place for your child to embark on their educational journey and reach their full potential.

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 school.

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 and middle schools in Jersey City, 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 for our Jersey City preschool, elementary and middle school. 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 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.

School Life


  • Pre-K through 1st grade: 8:30am to 3:00pm
  • 2nd grade through 5th grade: 8:30am to 3:15pm
  • 6th through 8th grade: 8:15am to 3:15pm

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

Pre-K 2 and Pre-K 3: Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Before and after school care: 

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

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

CALENDAR : Jersey City

Click HERE to download the 2023-2024 School Calendar.

Meet Our Team

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  • Elementary School (12)
  • Management & Administration (12)
  • Middle School (1)
  • Preschool (8)
Anne-Sophie Gueguen
Head of School & Founder
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.

Betty Diodio
FLE & Substitute
Elementary School, Preschool
Betty Diodio is from a small town in the East of France. She came to New York with her family. She is a French Preschool and Elementary teacher with a multicultural background. Betty has been working for the French National Education for a few years. She holds a master’s degree in science of education and has successfully obtained the CRPE (competitive exam to teach with the French National Education). She loves teaching and spreading positive energy for children’s development. Outside of teaching, Betty enjoys traveling and discovering new places through hiking, biking, and running.
Michael Browne
Music – French
Elementary School
Josephine Ancelle
Music – French
Elementary School, Preschool
Florent Tarsiguel
3rd Grade – French
Elementary School

Florent grew up in the hinterlands of Nice before going to school in Nice. He had many jobs before becoming a teacher. The one that fulfilled him the most was being a camp counselor, then a camp director. Providing children with unique experiences and unforgettable moments is a significant driving force for Florent, and it’s only natural that he gravitated toward teaching. He is a basketball fan, and he goes to the movies as often as possible. His ideal meal would consist of eating three desserts: for the appetizer, the main course, and, of course, for dessert!

Audrey Joffre
Kindergarten – French

Audrey was born and raised in Lyon, went to high school in Tarbes, and completed her graduate studies in Educational Sciences in Paris. She moved to live in Nice. Being a teacher has always felt like a natural calling for Audrey. Teaching children allows her to help them become citizens and live together to build our society for tomorrow, it is also about developing a space of trust to enable students to excel in their studies and life. Swimming, running, and dancing are Audrey’s favorite activities! She also enjoys traveling and discovering new cultures.

Magalie Boyer
PK4 – French

I am Magalie Boyer, a PK4 (Pre-Kindergarten 4) teacher. I quickly understood the role of school in life. I was never short on enthusiasm when getting up in the morning; in fact, I was more afraid of oversleeping. I loved learning but also enjoyed seeing my classmates both inside and outside the classroom. So, I decided at a very young age that I would become a school teacher. Today, I still love learning, but I realize that as a child, I had no idea what was actually in store for me.

Chantal Mayama
PK3 Teacher Assistant
Sharon Schultz
PK2 – English

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