We are halfway through our first year at Lycee and couldn't be happier. The teachers are exceptional, the education is top-notch and the leadership of this school is the best I've ever seen. We can't say enough about this school.
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Posted by a parent on 02/28/12
great school love the energy. terrific teachers great energy and good education. plus multilingual kids
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Posted by a parent on 02/10/12
French family, 2 of our children graduated from the Lyc e, one is still a student here. Outstanding school!
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Posted by a parent on 09/05/11
I have two children at the Lycee, one entering 3rd grade and one in preschool. My oldest has been at the school since age 3 and is fluent in French. I have been extremely pleased w/ the academics at the school, the teachers have all been good-excellent and they are doing better each year with differentiated
... Read more learning instruction for those advanced beyond grade level. The principal, who came on the year after we started, is energetic and seems to have great vision for the school and for continuing to blend the French and American styles. My greatest complaint is that over the past 6 years the costs of attendance have risen steeply and I fear that the trend will continue and price out many families, including ours, who are very committed to language immersion and international aspects of the school. Whereas it used to be a more moderately priced private option in Chicago, it is becoming another "out of reach" school for many. There is financial aid but it is often inadequate to truly enable families to attend w/out struggling. This also leads to a cultural change amongst the families as fewer and fewer more moderate to high-moderate income level families can attend. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/29/11
The Lycee provides an international and dynamic learning environment for children and an interesting community for families. Our children, now 13 and 10, are thriving here; they are bilingual, intellectually curious and enthusiastic about learning. We credit the school for instilling their love for
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Posted by a parent on 08/05/11
The Lycee Francais is a fantastic environment for learning. We've been at the Lycee for 6 years and we couldn't be more pleased. The perspective our children have gained at such an early age will no doubt serve them well in the future. Not only do they know two languages (soon to be three) but are
... Read more also so aware of the diversity in our world. The are confident curious children who love to experience and learn. Additionally, our children have tested well above average in english grammer and reading comprehension. This school is truly a unique experience in the city. Even with our non French backgrounds, we've encountred no issues as our children have flourished at the Lycee. We feel fortunate to be part of such a fantastic communitee and are excited for the coming years at the Lycee. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/02/11
I have 2 boys that attend the Lycee Francais de Chicago. One started in JK and the other in PreK, and they are now entering 6th and 3rd grade. The boys love the school, and because of the passion for learning that the teachers display in the classrooms each and every day, my boys are eager to learn
... Read more new things both in school and at home. I know that the term "Global Citizen" is now being used by every school but at the Lycee the student start learning a 3rd language in the 6th grade, and I do not know of a better way of being a "Global Citizen" then being able to communicate with people of different cultures in their own language. Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/26/11
We have two boys at the Lycee, both of whom started when they were three years old. Not only are our boys bilingual, but they also have a broad understanding of different cultures and accept them as the norm. Despite the French immersion, we believe that their English skills are on par with (if not
... Read more better than) their friends who attend American schools. Their teachers have been consistently excellent - warm, intelligent and energetic. It is our impression that the teachers work very closely as a team and also feel supported by their administration. Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/24/11
I have two children at the school who both started at 3 years old, the oldest just entering middle school. They are both now totally bilingual. The teaching quality is excellent, the teachers and administration are engaged and careful to give each child individual attention. The level of academics
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Posted by a parent on 07/23/11
My children have attended the Lycee for 7 years (since the pre-school program) and are now fluent in both English and French.While this is a remarkable achievement, the benefits are far greater than language. They have gained a strong understanding and appreciation for different cultures and ways of
... Read more thinking/learning. They have learned to be critical thinkers with a strong intellectual curiosity. I have found the faculty at the Lycee to be passionate professionals and excpetionally dedicated to their students. It is an active parent community that works to support and enhance the students experience. While we conisdered several options when selecting a school for our children, I am so glad we made the choice to attend the Lycee. Read less
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Chicago schools — Lycee Francais De Chicago is located at 613 W Bittersweet Pl, Chicago IL 60613. 613 W Bittersweet Pl is in the Uptown neighborhood and 60613 ZIP code in Chicago, IL Lycee Francais De Chicago is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 12.
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