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 firstname.lastname@example.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