Founded in 2010, the New York French American Charter School (NYFACS) was the first bilingual Franco-American public charter school in the United States.

Even before entering our school, you will likely hear French being spoken on the street. We are located in the Little Senegal section of Harlem.

NYFACS embraces diversity through learning, cooperation, and acceptance.

Our students are citizens of the world. From the youngest students and throughout all grades, we instill the notion of respect and curiosity for different cultures.

Our French teachers are all native French speakers from the francophone global community.

Our school was formed to address the needs of the New York City francophone community.

When visiting our classes, you will notice that students learn with enthusiasm at all levels and in all subjects.

We maintain high standards of spoken and written language in both French and English.

NYFACS holds le LabelFrancEducation for promoting French language and culture.

Our mission at the New York French American Charter School (NYFACS) is to develop bilingual, biliterate global citizens who will be the leaders of tomorrow. We achieve this in the following ways:

  • Creating a roadmap for our students to learn a true appreciation, respect for and understanding of diversity.

  • Teaching our NYFACS students the foundations of respect and responsibility, first for themselves, and then for their community.

  • Providing our cross-cultural enrichment.

  • Educating our students with a global perspective using critical thinking and resources from other cultures and countries.

  • Enabling cross-cultural dialog via language, vocabulary and contexts that will create open dialogues with others.

  • Equipping students for the 21st century by means of a rigorous and well-rounded biliterate and bilingual education.

  • Hiring a diverse team of teachers, interns and administrators from the U.S. and other countries, to showcase a variety of viewpoints and experiences.

Being educated in a bilingual environment will provide your child with a unique perspective of the many communities that surround us, and will prepare him or her for the complex, multicultural world of tomorrow. Join NYFACS and watch your child bloom into a citizen of the world!

Since 2010 we have educated hundreds of dual language PK-8 students in our tuition-free French immersion school. We absorb and support all levels of French & English language learners in our highly sought after bilingual and immersion school environment.  We unlock a lifelong appreciation for our multicultural world as we teach in French and English. Find out more and help your child feel the world!