LYCÉE FRANÇAIS DE NEW YORK CLASS OF 2008

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LYCÉE FRANÇAIS DE NEW YORK CLASS OF 2008

L YCÉE FRANÇAIS DE NEW YORK

CLASS OF 2008


Lycée Français de New York

Head of School: Yves Thézé

505 East 75 th Street Director of College Counseling: Lily Trayes

New York, New York 10021

ltrayes@lfny.org

www.lfny.org Tel: (212) 439-3840 Fax: (212) 439-4204

CEEB Code: 333760

School Profile 2007 – 2008

School and

Community

The Lycée Français de New York is a French independent coeducational school founded in

1935. In 2003, the School moved into a state-of-the-art facility located on the Upper East Side of

Manhattan. The new building accommodates 1350 students representing over fifty nationalities in

grades Nursery through Terminale (XII). The Lycée Français follows the French national public

school curriculum, and classes are taught in French with the exception of English and History.

The Lycée awards the New York State High School Diploma after Classe Première/XI and

prepares its students to pass the French baccalauréat in June after Classe Terminale/XII.

New York State regards Classe Terminale as post-graduate study, whereas the French ministry

regards it as pre-baccalauréat.

The

French

Baccalaureate

The Lycée follows the academic curriculum established by the French National Ministry

of Education. The examinations in each subject are developed at a national level. Each

section of the examination consists of a series of essays requiring significant in-depth analysis.

The written section is a series of essays scheduled over a two-week period, encompassing 17-32

hours of testing. Students also recite two to four oral examinations. Please note: Of the students

taking the French baccalaureate around the world each year, approximately 80% pass the exam.

In 2007, 100% of our Lycée students earned the Baccalauréat. Of these 70 students, 71%

received an honorable mention.

Course Requirements for the Baccalaureate Diploma: Students choose a concentration from:

Serie ES (Economics and Social Science)

Serie L (Language and Literature)

Serie S (Mathematics and Sciences).

In addition to their concentration courses, Lycée students also enroll in English, Foreign

Language, History, and Philosophy. Foreign languages offered are Spanish, German, Italian,

Latin and, of course, French and English.

The

OIB

Option

Please note:

The American Option of OIB (Option International du Baccalauréat) is a program that offers

students advanced level studies in English and an integrated history/geography program taught

by French and American faculty. OIB is not a separate diploma, but rather a specialization

within the framework of the French baccalaureate. Students prepare the American Option during

Classe Première (XI) and Classe Terminale (XII). Students in Classe Seconde (X) may also elect

the pre-OIB. OIB students complete their given concentration (ES, L, or S) and also study 5 hours

per week of English language, literature, and composition; and 4 hours per week of history and

geography. At the end of Classe Terminale (XII), OIB students take the exam in their chosen

field as well as a 4-hour written exam and a 30-minute oral exam in both English and History.

The examiners for the OIB are appointed by The College Board.

The OIB is part of the French Baccalaureate, not the International Baccalaureate.

Advanced Placement Advanced Placement classes are offered in English Literature, German Language, Italian

Language, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, French Language and French Literature.

Honors Courses

All courses in a student’s chosen concentration are designated as Honors courses.


Lycée Français de New York Class of 2008

Grade XII

Concentration S – Senior Courses

English Literature

OIB and AP available

20 th Century History OIB available

Geography

OIB available

Native French

Philosophy

German

Greek

Italian

Latin

Spanish

Mathematics

Mathematics Senior Seminar

Physics-Chemistry

Physics-Chemistry Senior Seminar

Biology

Biology Senior Seminar

AP French Language and AP French Literature

AP exams encouraged in all foreign languages

Honors

Honors

Honors

Honors

Honors

Honors

Concentration ES – Senior Courses

English Literature

English Senior Seminar

OIB and AP available

20 th Century History OIB Honors

Geography

OIB Honors

Native French

Philosophy

German

German Senior Seminar

Spanish

Spanish Senior Seminar

AP exams encouraged in all foreign languages

Mathematics

Mathematics Senior Seminar

Biology

Economics

Economics Senior Seminar

Honors

Honors

Concentration L – Senior Courses 8 subjects required each trimester

English Literature

English Senior Seminar

OIB and AP available

Honors

20 th Century History

Geography

Native French (Lettres)

Philosophy

German

Italian

Italian Senior Seminar

Latin

Spanish

Spanish Senior Seminar

AP French Literature available

Honors

AP exams encouraged in all foreign languages

Mathematics Senior Seminar

optional in Grade XII


Leadership and Students demonstrate commitment to others through school service and participation

Community Service* in various programs in the community. Students are required to complete a minimum of 36 hours

of service. Many volunteer at soup kitchens, medical facilities, New York Cares, Ronald

McDonald House, animal shelters and tutoring programs.

Athletics include soccer, basketball, swimming, track & field, cross country,

field hockey, tennis, volleyball, softball, golf, badminton.

Extracurricular activities include yearbook, literary journal, French theater, English Theater,

musical theater, choral society, jazz club, orchestra, cinéclub, Harvard Model Congress.

*Please note:

Our bilingual curriculum demands that the school day begin at 8:20 a.m. and finish at 4:45 p.m.

Unfortunately, no “free time” is built into the schedule, which limits the number of students who

participate in extra curricular activities.

Class Rank We do not rank our students. There are 93 students in Classe Terminale, 2008.

The Classe Terminale 2008

Students: 36 in Concentration ES

21 in Concentration L National Merit Semi-Finalists: 1

36 in Concentration S National Merit Commended Scholars: 3

(as of 6/07 – 50 students)

Average SAT I Critical Reading score: 578 (range: 770-340)

Average SAT I Math score: 591 (range: 760-420)

Average SAT I Writing score: 595 (range: 790-430)

Grading system

To assist US colleges and universities in the evaluation of our students’ transcripts,

we convert the French scores (numerical) to letter grades.

French grade/US equivalent

18-20 = A+ 09 = C+

15-17 = A 08 = C

13-14 = A- 07 = C-

12 = B+ 06 = D+

11 = B 05 = D

10 = B- 04 = D-

03 = F

Some Colleges

where our students

currently attend

Accreditation:

Bard, Bates, Boston College, Bowdoin, Brown, Chicago, Clark, Columbia, Connecticut, Cornell,

Dartmouth, Duke, Emerson, Emory, Eugene Lang, George Washington, Georgetown, Georgia Tech,

Hampshire, Harvard, List, Macalester, MIT, McGill, Middlebury, NYU, Northeastern, PENN, Princeton,

Sarah Lawrence, USC, Swarthmore, Syracuse, Trinity, Tufts, UC-Berkeley, U. of Washington, Wesleyan,

Wheaton, Yale.

New York Association of Independent Schools (NYAIS), Association of French Schools in America,

New York State Board of Regents, and the French National Ministry of Education.

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