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The French School’s immersion program is sequential. New applicants typically enter in the Petite Section. Acceptance of new applicants into any section other than Petite Section will be contingent upon the child’s French skills, age, and space availability. All children must be toilet trained.  Half and full day programs are available for all levels.

Program details

Petite Section                 Age 2 – 4           Child must turn 3 by the end of the 2020-21 school year

Moyenne Section           Age 3 – 5           Child must turn 4 by the end of the 2020-21 school year

Grande Section              Age 4 – 6           Child must turn 5 by the end of the 2020-21 school year

The fact is, there is no better school in the area (I observed and went to every highly-rated preschool) and the icing on the cake is that my children have learned French and speak the language as native speakers.
- Betsy L., Northbrook



Step 1: Application

Parents/guardians submit completed enrollment application with a $100 non-refundable and non-transferable application fee. When applications exceed capacity, priority is given to those first received.

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Step 2: School visit

An interview with a qualified applicant and parents is conducted.


Step 3: Admission

If accepted, a letter is mailed containing an enrollment agreement.


Step 4: Enrollment

Upon acceptance into the French School, a signed enrollment agreement along with a $2,000 (half day) or $4,000 (full day) non-refundable and non-transferable tuition deposit is required.


Step 5: Registration and tuition payment

2020/2021 Academic Year Tuition for half day is $8,950.
2020/2021 Academic Year Tuition for full day is $17,900.

  • Tuition Balance and registration forms are due by July 14, 2020.
  • All tuition payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Late payments incur additional charges: $50 charge for late payments not received by July 14, 2020; $100 fee for payments not received by August 1, 2020; and $150 fee for payments not received by September 1, 2020.
  • There is an additional charge for lunch for full day students. Space permitting, half day students have the option to enroll in the lunch program.
  • There is a $25 charge for returned checks.
  • Families experiencing financial hardship may be considered for payment plans for which a $100 fee will be assessed if tuition is not paid in full by July 14, 2020.
  • Parents are required to purchase uniforms directly from our supplier.


Children are required to wear designated uniforms daily at the French School. Uniform orders must be placed in early summer to assure prompt arrival for the school year. You may order uniforms directly from Schoolbelles using school code #S1818.


The first day of school for the French School is the Friday after Labor Day and the school year concludes the Thursday after Memorial Day each year.

French School Calendar 2019-20