The Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans charter school achieved one of the primary goals set by its founders this week, when it secured official accreditation from the French government for its youngest grades.
The school received word of the accreditation through the French Ministry of Education from the French Embassy in Washington, D.C. this week, according to a news release from the school.
“As an accredited school, Lycée Français will become a member of the Society for French Schools in North America, an organization which brings together 45 North American schools following the French National Curriculum and which seeks to advance the cause of bilingual education,” the release states.
The accreditation applies to the pre-kindergarten level through second grade, which corresponds to the first cycle of French public education, the release states. The school will apply for accreditation for additional grades as they are added to the school.