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Is your Child Prepared for Tomorrow’s World?

As a parent, it can be difficult to be sure your child is fully equipped for success in our rapidly changing, interconnected world.

Preparing your child for the opportunities of tomorrow starts today. Give your child an edge in academics & in life by giving them the gift of a bilingual education.

Englewood, NJ | Jersey City, NJ

No French knowledge is required to join our preschool or kindergarten program.

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“The community is international and very caring: parents, teachers and staff. Everyone works together to help children grow and thrive.”

The Gift of Bilingual Education

Our preschool and kindergarten curriculum & teaching philosophy is based on 50+ years of research that shows:

Learning in 2 languages has an exponential effect on the cognitive development of a child’s brain.

Children retain more information when they are engaged in solving real-world problems.

Children learn best when they are having fun.

Get in touch with us to learn more about The French American Academy education.

What is The French American Academy Education

Preschool The French American Academy

✅ Well-Rounded Curriculum 

  • Play, Project and Inquiry-Based Learning
  • Nurturing Social-Emotional Growth and Independence in Small Classes
  • Math & Science Focused
  • Educational Field Trips 
  • Bridging the best of the French and American curricula
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✅ True Bilingual Education  

Our bilingual curriculum will not only equip your child with the ability to speak, read, write, count, and think in French and English but also empower your child to explore and experience every subject, environment, and people around your child from multiple perspectives.

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✅ International Community   

Our students come from all over the world, and every student brings a unique perspective and experiences that are celebrated and shared within the classes and the school community. Currently, we host over 50+ nationalities on our campuses.

Minutes From NYC

Ideally situated close to NYC, making drop-offs a breeze before you continue your commute into and from NYC.

Jersey City Campus

Located in the heart of downtown JC, and only a 4 min walk to the Grove Street PATH.

Englewood Campus

Our bus service offers doorstep pickup in Harlem, NYC, for a quick 25-minute ride to our Englewood Campus.

Why Families Love The French American Academy

JessicaFAA Parent
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My children have attended FAA for many years. We love the focus on academics, sense of community, and diversity of the school. They provide a rigorous curriculum that challenges and inspires students to reach their full potential. The faculty and staff are highly qualified, passionate, and dedicated, and they work to ensure that each child receives personalized education and care. It provides a unique educational experience that prepares students for success in a global society while instilling values of empathy, compassion, and community.
ImaneFAA Parent
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The FAA is a hidden gem. Small classes and close attention to the children. Our kids are super excited to go to school every morning. This school has a great bilingual curriculum and a special mathematics curriculum. The FAA puts a great emphasis on math as well as arts and music.
FrancoisFAA Parent
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Our 3 children attend the French American Academy and it is truly a gem in the community. As a bilingual and bicultural school, it offers a unique educational experience that prepares students to be global citizens in our increasingly interconnected world. The school's commitment to academic excellence, cultural immersion, and personalized attention to each student's needs and strengths is truly impressive. Overall, the school is a great institution that provides an exceptional education and a truly enriching experience for students and families alike.
JosehannyFAA Parent
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My son is extremely shy and I was afraid that he may be left behind in a public school. I made the right choice by choosing the FAA. My son feels comfortable in the small size classrooms and is learning at a tremendous pace. He now speaks English, French and Spanish fluently and have forged great friendships with his classmates. I am so happy with the school and thankful for all the wonders they have accomplished with my son!!!
DesireeFAA Parent
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Small class size and very attentive teachers. The school operates like a small community. The school is sensitive and very responsive to child allergies and that is very important to me. My son started the school at age 2 already fully understanding French, however, he did not speak it back. Being fully immersed in this environment has gotten him to a place where he is comfortable speaking the language and at 3 he is actually speaking both English and French, knows who to speak which language to and can even translate for me (non-French speaker). The school also keeps up with technology, there's an app where the teachers post often and there's a communication weekly letting us parents know what the focus is for the week. I'm very pleased with the school.

The French American Academy by the Numbers

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since our Founding
95%of Classes
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Taught in Both Languages
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75teachers & staff
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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we do accept students who do not speak French. In fact, over 45% of our current students at FAA do not speak French at home.

Our accreditation from the Middle States Association and the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools ensures that our curriculum aligns with both US Common Core standards, on top of the rigorous  French education standards.

Children have a natural ability to learn languages and are often able to pick up new languages more easily than adults. So, if your child is already proficient in two languages, learning a third language may come more naturally to them.

Yes, families can qualify for financial aid through The French American Academy Scholarship Program and the French government. 

Are you ready to get to know us?

Please choose the campus you are interested in visiting. During the visit, a member of our Admission team will be available to show you around, answer any questions you might have, and provide you with more information about our school. We look forward to meeting you soon!

The French American Academy

Private International Bilingual School

Tel: (201) 338-8320

Preschool | Elementary | Middle School

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