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Lyceum Kennedy French American School

Lyceum Kennedy French American School

225 East 43rd Street, New York, NY 10017, USA

+1 212 681 1877



Lyceum Kennedy French American School
School type Coeducational Day
Founded 1964
Status Private
Head of School Dr. Claude Bryant
Language of Instruction French, English
Co-ed Age Range 3-18
Number of pupils 300
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Vera Pohland

Founded in 1964, Lyceum Kennedy French American School serves the needs of French francophone and English speaking families living in New York City and the metropolitan region. Fifty years later, the school is one of the most respected international schools in Manhattan and Westchester, offering a nurturing yet rigorous bilingual education experience to its students.

The school operates three campus locations - two in the heart of Manhattan, just two blocks from Grand Central Terminal, and the other in Ardsley, NY. The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP) is offered at the school's 815 Second Avenue campus location.

Currently, Lyceum Kennedy welcomes 300 students from more than 40 nationalities, ages 3 through 18 years old and provides a family-oriented school environment. Our teacher/student ratio allows us to understand and work with each student as an individual in order to ensure academic success and instill a love of learning.


Lyceum Kennedy's mission is to provide its students with a unique bilingual and bicultural education based on the principles of self-expression and differentiated pedagogy. Our solid foundation allows students to grow into full participants in the world around them and keep a passion for knowledge throughout their lives.

Core Values

At Lyceum Kennedy, we emphasize on multiculturalism, a solid bilingual educational experience, challenging curricula, and critical thinking, with an open and compassionate mind. These standards align firmly with the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

Curriculum and IB

In September 2014, Lyceum Kennedy became an authorized IB school for the Diploma Programme. We offer 11th and 12th graders a unique, totally bilingual French and English IB Diploma Programme, with Spanish and German as additional foreign languages. This program is ideal for all students seeking an exceptional education that prepares them to become responsible citizens of the world and the leaders of tomorrow. In addition, students follow the New York State Board of Regents program.

Additional language support is provided to help students strengthen their second language so that they can participate in all English and French programs with native speakers. We also provide a wide range of after-school enrichment classes which allows students to fully develop physically, artistically, and intellectually.