Tuition & Financial Aid
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Revenue allows us to attract and retain the most talented faculty, organize eye-opening field trips across the country, facilitate the integration of new technologies into our classrooms, and most importantly, it allows us to offer financial aid to new and existing families.
We offer two payment plans. Tuition can be paid in monthly installments or annually. We offer a discount for annual payments.
Families can qualify for need-based financial aid through The French American Academy Scholarship Program and through the French government.
Families can qualify for both programs.
Financial Aid Overview
The School can offer financial aid to FAA students in all grades. The French American Academy Financial Aid Program will consider the awarding of financial assistance through reduced tuition.
Financial aid 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 financial aid will be considered on a non-discriminatory basis without regard to race, sex or nationality.
The selection of financial aid will be made in the sole discretion of the finance committee of the school’s Board of Directors.
To apply for a FAA financial aid for a FAA student:
01 – Send a letter of request explaining the reasons of your request to FAA Financial Aid 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 $60 registration fee for this service, payable online on the SSS website.
You will be asked to select a school.
- FAA Englewood school code is 190173.
- FAA Jersey City school code is 9156.
- FAA Hoboken’s 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.
What our Parents are Saying
The program they offer is unique: it blends 2 programs (American and French) and goes beyond. The American and French teachers are simply amazing: The teachers are dedicated to the student’s success and take a very individualized approach so that everyone feels included and heard.
The community is international and very caring: parents, teachers, staff. Everyone works together to help children grow and thrive. Bravo!
Parent of a Preschooler
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.
Jessica, mother of 3 students
My daughter has attended since the FAA opened in 2013, and she absolutely loves her school. Why should you consider this school? For a French family it is a no-brainer. Half of the teachers come from France bringing with them the culture and teaching philosophy. The level is significantly above public schools in France. Even for French parents settled permanently in the US, why deny your child the chance to be completely fluent and be able to communicate in French with grand-parents back home? For American families, the English program is very rigorous, with advanced materials, and children are at no disadvantage vs those in the best private schools. 8th graders have gone on to some of the best high-schools in NY/NJ. As a bonus you will enjoy being connected with the international community of the FAA. And yes your child will be bilingual.
Steven, father of a 6th Grader
“It’s a wonderful school! Our daughters did not speak French until a couple of years ago, and now they love it! They are also getting so excited about reading and math. We love the small class sizes and the intimate feel.”
Parents of Elementary Students
“Our son attends the Middle School and we have been very impressed with the quality of the teaching and his bilingual educational experience in Math, Science, and Humanities overall. You don’t have to be from a French-speaking country to feel welcome and see your child thrive. We would highly recommend the Middle School to prospective families.”
Parent of Middle Schooler
“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.”