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 3-7 Campus

1800 Monroe St.
New Orleans, LA

School Hours: 8:25 AM-4:00 PM
Geographic Area: Uptown
Geographic Zone: 4

Grades Served This Year: PK4 - 8th
Grades Served Next Year: PK4 - 9th

School Leadership

Principal: Marina Schoen
Board Chair: David Amoss
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

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

Grade(s) 1-7

Eligibility: Louisiana Residents who pass an assessment of French language proficiency

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:
LHSAA: Gifted And Talented Services, Occupational Therapy, Restorative Counseling and ApproachesClub Sports: basketball, cross country, flag football, Girls On The Run, soccer, tennis, volleyball

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

Student Support Services:
Lycee Francais de la Nouvelle-Orleans (LFNO)

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