From the Classroom to the Zoo:
Why Learning at Lycée is Right for our Child
By Leslie Compton Johnson and Bruce Johnson
In the eighth installment of our ten-essay series by parents of students at public schools Uptown, Leslie and Bruce write about their son’s experience at Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans. Like New Orleans as a whole, Uptown has many public school options for families—from college preparatory schools, to three different language immersion programs, to a Montessori program, to a technology career pathway school. In this series, we hear from families themselves on why their child’s school is right for them.
Our son Shannon is in the third grade at Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans. He enjoys his school, but this year, he’s spent a full month away from campus: he and his class were at the zoo.
Every grade at Lycée takes part in the school’s “Thinking Outside the Classroom” initiative, in which children spend a portion of their year (approximately a week to a month) learning outside their classroom.