Lycee Francais de la Nouvelle-Orleans (LFNO)

School address information is accurate as of the 2019-2020 school year.   

Grades PK-2 Campus

5951 Patton St
New Orleans, LA 70115

Phone: 504-620-5500
School Hours: 8:30 AM-4:05 PM
Geographic Area: Uptown
Geographic Zone: 4

Grades 3-8 Campus

1800 Monroe St
New Orleans, LA 70118

Phone: (504) 620-5500
School Hours: 8:10 AM-3:45 PM
Geographic Area: Uptown
Geographic Zone: 4

Grades Served This Year: Contact school for more information
Grades Served Next Year: Contact school for more information

School Leadership

Principal: Marina Schoen
Board Chair: David Amos
Charter Organization: Lycee Francais de la Nouvelle-Orleans (LFNO)
Authorizer: BESE

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
Lycee Francais de la Nouvelle Orleans will provide the opportunity for its students to achieve both the French Baccalaureate and the Louisiana high school diploma in an academically challenging and culturally diverse educational environment.

School Performance

Most New Orleans public schools are charter schools, public schools governed by non-profit boards. Each board is given a contract to operate their charter school for a number of years. When the contract is up for renewal, the Orleans Parish School Board or Louisiana Department of Education uses school performance to determine if the contract should be renewed. If the school hasn’t demonstrated acceptable performance, it may close at the end of the school year, or be taken over by a new non-profit board. 

Letter Grade: B
SPS: 84.9
Renewal Year: Winter 2021-2022
School Finder Page: Lycee's School Report Card

This school’s academic performance data and next renewal year as of November 2018 can be found above. For more information on how school performance is measured, click here. For more information on school accountability, click here.


How to apply, who is eligible to attend, and what factors determine which students are assigned. For more info on priorities and how OneApp works, click here.

Application Process: OneApp
Applications Due: 05/17/2019

Lycee Francais de la Nouvelle-Orleans (LFNO)

Grade(s) PK4

Eligibility: Louisiana Residents who meet income requirements and/or have a current IEP, and who turn 4 on or before September 30, 2018
Priority: (1) Applicants with an IEP (2) then Siblings, (3) then All other applicants

Grade(s) K

Eligibility: Louisiana Residents
Priority: (1) Applicants who are English Language Learners or who qualify as economically disadvantaged based on financial need, for up to 63% of available seats, (2) then Siblings, (3) then All other applicants

Grade(s) 1-9

Eligibility: Louisiana Residents who pass an assessment of French language proficiency OR who have previously attended a French Immersion program
Priority: (1) Siblings, (2) then All other applicants

School Features

Highlighted program offerings, transportation details, and other provided services.

Transportation: Yes
Before Care: Yes
After Care: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Features & Programs:
French immersion

Jumpstart Pathways:
Jumpstart is only offered for programs with grades 9-12

Team Sports / After School Activities:
Club Sports: basketball; cross country; flag football; Girls On The Run; soccer; tennis; volleyball

Language Support:
Interpretation Available: full-time in Spanish; full-time in French | Translation Available: routinely in Spanish; routinely in French

Student Support Services:
Gifted And Talented Services; Occupational Therapy; Restorative Counseling and Approaches

Special Education Model:
Services provided in small group (pullout) and inclusive settings, gifted services in French, speech, occupational, and physical therapy, adaptive physical education