The Lycée Français de Chicago has been providing a world class
education to American and international students since 1995.
Beginning at the 3-year-old level (Pre-K) with French immersion and
continuing through 12th grade, Lycée students thrive in a unique
multicultural, dual-language learning environment. Instruction is
provided in French and English, and students follow either the
French Baccalaureate or the International Baccalaureate courses of
Both are comprehensive honors programs that enable Lycée
students to graduate with an edge on college admission and their
life endeavors. Our multicultural, dual-language curriculum brings
together the best of the French and American education systems.
Dual-language education enhances interpersonal and academic skills
helping to distinguish our students in an increasingly competitive
world. Parents do not need to speak French for their children to
enter or succeed at the Lycée. And the Lycée is not just for French
families. An increasing number of English-speaking students are
enrolling each year at the Lycée so they too can reap the benefits
of learning in a dual-language environment.
These students are taught French through immersion in preschool
or follow a welcoming class program (1st to 5th grade) to
be quickly integrated into the main curriculum. Non-French speaking
high school students can also enter the Lycée in 9th or
10th grade and follow our high school program leading to the