The École and Léman Manhattan Preparatory School Join Forces to Create a New French Bilingual High School Program

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[Sponsored content] Léman Manhattan Preparatory School, a leading PreK-12 independent school and IB World School, and The École, a leading French-American Pre-Nursery-8th Grade independent school, have partnered to launch a new French bilingual high school program which will take place on Léman’s Manhattan Campus, starting September 2022.

The program is an extension of The École’s French-American dual curriculum and transitions to a bilingual IB diploma program. The IB diploma is globally recognized as one of the strongest college preparatory programs and is an impressive qualification for college applicants.

This new program provides a rigorous curriculum for high school students interested in pursuing a dual language French program. Léman and The École will collaborate to ensure a smooth transition from The École to Léman, creating a continuous educational experience for students and a seamless high school enrollment process for families.

All students enrolled at Léman will have the opportunity to participate in the French bilingual program and access the full program and resources at Léman, including a robust literature, mathematics, science, social students, arts, and athletics curriculum, located at Léman’s Upper School Campus in the heart of Manhattan’s most historic area, the Financial District. The specifics of the curriculum will be jointly defined, developed, monitored, and adjusted as required by The École and Léman.

“Partnering with Léman is an exciting opportunity for The École. We can now offer a high-quality French-American high school program in line with our current bilingual curriculum. Léman has expert knowledge of the IB curriculum and a wealth of experience in college counseling and placements, which makes them the ideal partner for The École,” said Jean-Yves Vesseau, Head of School at The École.

“The opportunity to collaborate with The École and create a truly French-American program that will transition to a bilingual IB diploma is something unique across the NYC private school landscape. With The École’s expertise in bilingual education and Léman’s long-standing IB experience, we are confident that his new French language track will differentiate Léman students and equip them for future success,” said Maria Castelluccio, Head of School at Léman.

This partnership, which is one of a kind in New York City, is possible thanks to the commitment of the two schools to consistently create and design new, high-quality programs for their students. The two schools share the same values, and every year, a significant number of The École middle school graduates pursue their learning journey at Léman.

➡️  Parents interested in learning more about this new program, to be launched for the 2022-2023 academic year, are invited to contact The École ([email protected]) or Léman Manhattan Preparatory School ([email protected]).


About Léman Manhattan Preparatory School: Located in the heart of New York City’s most historic district, Léman Manhattan Preparatory School is a co-educational day and boarding independent school and International Baccalaureate World School that enrolls students ages 12 months to 12th grade. Léman is committed to educating, empowering, and inspiring students from early childhood through high school to be confident, independent critical thinkers.



About The École: The École is an independent, French-American bilingual school serving an international community of Maternelle-to-Middle School students in New York City’s Flatiron District. The École artfully blends the best of the French and American educational systems, equipping students with deep academic bi-literacy, whole-child skills and knowledge, and an optimistic, multi-cultural perspective.


Private tours: an opportunity to visit The École

The École invites all applicant families for the 2022-2023 school year to meet their team and visit their campus during a private tour or a remote live tour. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to set up a private tour. All in all, it’s a wonderful way to learn more about their program and get a feel for their community.

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