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Lycee Francais De Chicago

613 West Bittersweet Place
Chicago, IL 60613

(773) 665-0066


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We believe that teaching languages in a multicultural environment is the best way to cultivate the individual confidence and abilities of our pupils, so that they can achieve their goals and contribute to society as thoughtful, well-rounded citizens of the world. By giving pre-school-age children the opportunity to learn French as an additional language, it quickly becomes second nature. Generally, complete fluency is acquired by Middle School. Our system also provides the opportunity for native French speakers��enrolling at any level��to maximize their time in becoming proficient in English.
Based on the French National Curriculum and combined with key American building blocks, our program offers students the best of both worlds:

From the extensive French curriculum��taught in French��students become highly proficient critical thinkers by acquiring the rigorous writing skills and broad academic knowledge necessary for the French Baccalaureate.
From our strong American program��taught in English��students receive the academic preparation that is demanded by American colleges and universities.
From multicultural exposure, students gain valuable social and communication skills, and become exceptionally open-minded.

Taking into account the richness, diversity and challenges of this dual-language system, students schooled at the Lyc�e are well-prepared to meet��and often, exceed��the demands of the best universities in France, Europe and North America."

Cited from the Lycee Francais De Chicago website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school