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209 Third Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
About French American Academy of Jersey City...

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$140
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$23,500
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid
From French American Academy of Jersey City

The French American Academy (FAA) is a warm, nurturing, progressive school. FAA offers a child-centered environment that uses the dual lenses of French and English. As a result our curriculum inspires and cultivates open-mindedness, empathy and a lifetime love of learning.

At FAA, we combine the best of both educational systems, and, with vigor and enthusiasm, create a path to excellence.

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Bilingualism at the heart of our curriculum

In Preschool, children receive four hours of English every week. Then, as the children get older the number of hours taught in English gradually increases to 6.5 hours in first grade and 10 hours in 4th grade. By the time children reach Middle School, 55% of teaching is done in French and 45% in English. The ultimate goal is fluency in both languages. And, it works.

School Details

Grades
PK, K-8
Students
203
Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Full-Time Teachers
26
Part-Time Teachers
5

Students

Students
203
Gender
  • Female
    49%
  • Male
    51%
Student Diversity
  • White
    55.2%
  • Multiracial
    22.7%
  • African American
    7.4%
  • Hispanic
    7.4%
  • Asian
    4.9%
  • Pacific Islander
    2.5%
  • Native American
    0%
  • Unknown
    0%

Preschool

Annual Cost
$20,850
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
3
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    Yes
  • Offers Part Week
    Yes
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    Yes
    Living in the Area
    A
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C-
    2. Good for Families
      A
    3. Housing
      C-
    Median Household Income
    $54,785
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,173
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $384,864
    National
    $184,700

    French American Academy of Jersey City Reviews

    11 reviews
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    I'm thrilled with my son's experience at the French American Academy.
    He's attended since first grade and all along the way the school has made sure he's maximizing his learning potential and growing as a human being. The school is constantly refining its pedagogical and curricular methods to make sure its providing the highest quality bilingual education possible. And well accredited too (which means it's meeting high standards for quality education in English and French according to people other than me :)
    FAA is truly a caring community. A timely example: the school proactively took on online learning early in the Coronovirus crisis. It welcomes parental feedback on what's working and not. Families are bonding together. Kids are supporting each other. I can't recommend them more highly!
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    We love the school, and so do our children. They started in PK2 and have been enrolled for 5 years. Thanks to the French American Academy they speak perfect French, even though they were born in the U.S. The teachers amaze us with their talent and dedication (especially during the COVID-19 crisis - they were well prepared and are doing a wonderful job). We also love being part of the school parent-community! We highly recommend the school.
    Our kids attend the French American Academy for the pasted 4 years and we are entirely satisfied with the quality of the curriculum, the faculty and the teachings.
    We fully recommend this school to bilingual students or students who want to improve both French or English.

    We are very impressed by what this school have achieved in general and particularly in these difficult times, by being collaborative, supportive and being able to adapt quickly and with ease to the confinement situation. Academic level are outstanding with strong emphasize put on the development of each student in each grade. A real “must go to” school