French-American School of New York
Parent: You do not need to be French or speak French to join the school!
FASNY has two streams: the French curriculum and the international curriculum (i.e. for English speakers) which leads to the IB diploma. I have a child in each.
First, the French curriculum (Bac) along with a NY high school degree is for French speakers. The French stream is rigorous, especially in math and sciences. Nothing prevents an English speaking family to integrate the French stream at a young age; but afterwards if there is no knowledge in French this is no longer a possibility. Though it is for students who might want to go back to France, the French Bac is well recognized by universities worldwide.
Second, the international stream is taught in English and eventually leads to a NY high school degree and the rigorous IB (International Baccalaureate). It can be integrated any year as long as the English requirement is met and many teachers teach in both streams. Some have PhDs (e.g. IB Economics).
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