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Los Angeles, CA
Students enrolled: 441
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3261 Overland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90034

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(310) 836-3464
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October 26, 2014
Excellent school, my daughters enjoyed this school for 10 & 7 years with excellent performances academically confirmed by outside testing even in France. Sports have taken their takeoffs now and are well recognized in California as well as nationally with several athletes and players evolving outside of california during their vacations..

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2014
Our son loves this school and is thriving in his second year here. His French is great. There is a well rounded curriculum and yes it's strict however I believe they turn out wonderful people that are ready to take on the world with a global perspective. They learn not to be selfish or insecure culturally. Everyone comments on how sophisticated our some is at such a young age and the manors, etiquette and values here are in line with our vision for our family. It certainly won't be right for all students and is perhaps "old school" but we think that's a good thing. We highly recommend the school. I'm American and my husband Is bFrench but most of the children in our class of 14, yes that's right not 28 or higher do not speak French at home. My one complaint is that sometimes it's hard to figure out what homework was assigned however they just implemented a new log in system where the assignments are on line and that has helped us stay on track with our sons studies. The parents are great & work hard to make the school year fun & exciting fot the children and the parents. I feel lucky to be able to provide this education to our son.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2014
Mes enfants ( p re am ricain, maman qu b coise ) ont v cu que de bons moment et maintenant 23/26 ans succ s ! Anyway if you comment please SIGN with your name, anonymity is not healthy ? H l ne Rioux

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2014
We decided to quit in june. This school is turning into a joke and embarrassment to bilingual families. So behind compared to other private schools (they should visit them!) Administration is "outdated" with very unclear job positions. The accountant is the worth and so rude. The discipline: yelling and humiliating mostly, putting kids in molds. The "international" curriculum is pitiful, starting middle school. The school doesn't publish or give to parents national tests results! It is called "the club med of LA": after your money and fame. Ridiculously "cliched" old fashion, major car pollution by refusing older kids to walk home, no basic recycling, filthy restrooms, overpowering superficiel president privileges opportunistic staff. Lost a lot of "real" french kids, France cutting down on fr. tuitions (and the school doesn't offer tuitions openly). "This family school" doesn't offer any discount to siblings! Sad, they could have created a great school! A couple of good teachers, a lot of abusive ones. Nice middle school director but without power. Favored families with money are put together in same class and catered to! Class rep are "designated" long before school starts...

- submitted by a community member
August 17, 2014
Ok, lets get to the point. The school sucks. My daughter and son went to lyc e for high school and had a terrible experience! The teachers are extremely impatient and scream at the students. The academics are a joke! The american section (which my children were in) were treated like they were complete idiots compared to the french section. If you're thinking about sending your kids here... think again!

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2014
My child went to the lycee for high school in the American section and hated it. The teachers and curriculum are a joke, I even tried to talk to a few of them to complain and they shouted at me. The class numbers are too small and lack necessary items such as computers. If you are thinking about sending your child to this school, don't, you're better off just saving your money and sending them to public school

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2014
My daughter came to Lycee in 6th grade. She has absolutely flourished at this school. She has a small class, with nice kids (they are all friends!) The teachers are very accessible as is the administration. There was a problem with a teacher last year, and after many parents complained, the teacher is not there this year. Most of the teachers are amazing. There are a few that are just okay, but my daughter is getting what she needs academically and has earned the best grades of her life. She is shy by nature, but at Lycee she has blossomed and made many friends. Yes its a little old fashioned and I think they school could use improvements in the use of technology, but really she is not lacking in any computer skills. I feel she will graduate and go on to college fully prepared from having attended Lycee.

- submitted by a parent
December 23, 2013
Awesome. I really like it. It is a great place to learn and grow and become a more well rounded individual. I don't regret it.

- submitted by a community member
November 20, 2013
I am a very proud parent at Le Lyc e Fran ais de Los Angeles - Middle School. It is very strong academically with a perfect blend of making children autonomous and self-reliant with great care and nurturing on behalf of the faculty. It truly is a HOME AWAY FROM HOME. As a 21st century parent, I want a school that will deliver on its message of being worldly and both culturally and intellectually sophisticated. Again, a perfect marriage of the best America and France have to offer. The school has evolved with the times we live in. My child has grown in confidence and is simply blossoming. My child LOVES the school and his wonderful friends, all very polite and super smarts. There is a healthy competition amongst them that does not divide them thanks to the school philosophy and directors' approach to pedagogy. My husband (American) and I want a well-rounded child and we know Le Lyc e helps us achieve this goal.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2013
Now the truth. My daughter went to le lyc e , we took her out after elementary. I read all the comments bellow and this is our opinion 1- someone said the school is old fashion? I would say 50 years backward. Not a French modern school 2- it is not a nurturing environment for the little ones,some of the teachers scream at them so much, it is scary, really bad for their mental health. 3- "student" said that the tuition is cheaper than most private schools. our experience is that , public american school are better than the lyc e and they are free. 4- to the "parents" who said that their kids where at the lyc e from kindergarten to hight school and it was the best, well I am sorry that you did not try another school, you do not know what you have been missing. 5- to the "parents" who say that due to the lyc e, their kids was accepted in an Ivy League school, well mine is also going to an Ivy League school even so we took her out of there. 6- "worldy"? No but instead removed from the world, this city , in a claustrophobic and un natural environment. 7- "parent" said the admin treat you the same who ever you are? NON! Period. PS. My husband and I, we are both French

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2013
I am a Lycee graduate, and I wish to say that I had a wonderful experience at this school. Being immersed in the French culture is something that every parent should want for their child, in my opinion. I am a better, more well-rounded individual for having attended this school and my experience there was 100% positive. It IS also the least expensive private school in Los Angeles and, I feel, a much better choice considering what the school has to offer over other private schools. A wonderful, cultural, life-changing experience at this school. I will always love Le Lycee!

- submitted by a community member
October 06, 2013
Bilingual ! Advanced curriculum (My kids had easy time graduating from the lycee going to Ivy League !). Uptight so very good for teenagers !

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2013
This school is providing a huge variety of knowledge to our children with an excellent support from the teachers. The multicultural environment allow the children to understand others to know the difference and build a good foundation on it. They are sharing experience from around the world as a lot of them have traveled from country to country. Since several years now the Sports environment have been upgraded and make this school really competitive in Academic and Sport as well.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2013
I felt the need to set the record straight. The administration does NOT cater to celebrity parents or children. Yes, they have had their share, just as any other school in Los Angeles, but these "special" people are treated no different by the admin or the students. Beware though, the parent with nothing better to do than get sucked into school activities. That parent will make your experience at this school less than stellar. Drop your kids off, go to their ballet recitals, maybe hire a tutor if you can't help them with homework (who can past the 6th grade??), and trust the school and your child to work hard. After all, isn't it in the school's best interest to help your child succeed? Things here are a bit old fashion, but the staff is friendly, experienced, and willing to talk, if you are polite. Helicopter parents not welcome.

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2013
My child has attended the school since preschool and it only gets better and better. There is no other school in Los Angeles that does that does what Lycee does -- classes are small, school is structed and the academics are top-notch. They follow both the French as well as the California curriculum (same as every other school including the super expensive private schools). Your child will be fluent in two languages. Your child will be expected to do homework, reports and study. The school does not pamper the crazy parents - they focus on the students, as it should be. Your kid really needs to be smart to succeed since the academics are intense.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2013
I'm a teacher in this school, in the french section. Most of the comments here are excessive. Le Lycee fran ais is neither a very good nor a very bad school. Most of the pupils love the school and feel well studying here. As far as I'm concerned, my point of view is different : some of the pupils are great, some others are in very high difficulties with a very poor level. The discipline is not very good in the middleschool and most of the students doesn't work in the high school. It's very cool and relax.... Don't subscribe here if you're looking for excellence, that' sure. But, in an other hand, the pupils are in a safe area and feel good. So, a school as so many others. The teachers are the same way : neither brilliant nor horrible, but in the average, some good and some others not. But one thing is sure : the main purpose of this school is to make money and not to teach the best level.

- submitted by a teacher
March 27, 2013
I am shocked at some of these lower comments. The school isn't getting rid of its French section, it is just being expanded into a more global program, "international." The school is run like a family and they care for your kids maybe even more than some of the parents. I for one don't want my young kids walking to and from school alone. Some of these rants are from people who have nothing better to do with a bone to pick.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2013
OMG, where to begin. This school has raised tuition 10% yearly in the last 2 years. Are there any visible improvements? no. The children only go to school 160 days out of the year, thats 20 days less than public school!!! They are outdated in every aspect. The parent association is a joke and working for the school and not for the parents. Study hall is supervised by "assistants" and not teachers. If you do not speak french and want the homework to be done correctly, you will probably end up hiring a tutor. By all means, go tour the school and DO compare it with other privates! And don't get sucked into the never ending propaganda of how much cheaper they are than other schools. My child has been at this school for 2 years and has nothing but regressed. We are ready to move on!

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2013
If we could give a zero for this place we would. This is not a school but a business run by one of the most irresponsible, self-centered, and unprofessional administration there is.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2012
My child can't wait to start school in September ...that alone speaks volumes. Lycee is a perfect blend of culture , education and community. We are proud to be a part of the Lycee family

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2012
There's no school like it. You are allowing you child to truely be well-rounded, the quality of teachers surpasses those of most other private school teachers. I am fortunate and grateful that my child attends this school

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2012
We are both French, so Le Lycee came as an easy choice for us. However, we were ready to leave if we didn't like the school. However, we have only praises for this school: the teachers are passionate and loving, the curriculum is demanding but well balanced between the rigorous topics and the Arts, my children are excited to go to school everyday and they cried (!) on the last day of school. I love that children can be themselves, are free to create (the children put a Shakespeare play together, designed booth for the school fair, another had a magic show...), and are loved for who they are. Communication was not perfect a few years ago but it is flawless now with monthly emails from the administration and great class parents to relay information. A Parent association, with full support from the administration, is now also allowing parents to volunteer as much or as little as one wishes. The French and American sections are both excellent and a new FAB (Franco-American Baccalaureat) integrates the French diploma with AP classes for admissions in Universities in the US as well as France: grads of 2012 have been accepted at Ivy leagues with scholarships! This school is a gem

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2012
My child is a K1 student a Lycee. As the year has progressed, we have become increasingly frustrated with the school. Communication about everything from curriculum to dress code to contact information for teachers and administration has been disorganized and incomplete. Much more importantly, we choose the school primarily because we wanted our child to be immersed in a second language. However, French teachers use the langugue inconsistently and seem to have little understanding of language acquision theory as applied to young children. Finially, and most concerning of all, we have observed several instances of bullying and our child has told us of numerous others. The school was dismissive when we raised concerns and has done nothing to rectify the problem.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2012
I have never attended a school that took so much pain to care about my decisions and future. I have been here since the start and have seen the school blossom into something amazing these last two decades. The sports program is all speed ahead. The science and math levels are solid all around. The English language and French language sections are now both great choices for a child. The administration is welcoming and the teachers have a lot more to offer than your standard American teacher. The arts are not skimped at the Lycee either. They have a state of the art theater that is open to all. Any time I had a suggestion or idea, all I had to do was speak up and a year later, bam, the administration would act upon what I said and actually improve. I have had friends leave the lycee for other American private schools and become top of their class no problem.

- submitted by a community member
June 26, 2011
Our daughter has attended the Lycee since kindergarten and is now entering the 4th grade. She loves going to school every day. Actually, I have a difficult time picking her up at the end of each day. She wants to participate in all the extracurricular activities and summer camp programs just to extend her time at school. The Lycee provides a top notch education, with exceptional teachers/staff, and the most culturally diverse student body of all the LA private schools. We are American and do not speak French, -but our daughter reads, writes and speaks fluently in French. We are in love with the school!

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2011
I am a parent of three children at the school. My husband and I are both mono-lingual Americans. We have been extremely happy with the education our children receive. They are truly citizens of the world and are quite comfortable making friends with kids from all over the world. We like the way the kids turn out. They are well-educated, polite and curious about the world around them. We don't see the problems associated with many west-side private schools, the entitled attitude, binge drinking, drugs, etc. Great school. It's probably just as well not a lot of people know about it.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2010
The Lycee Francais de Los Angeles has been an incredible multicultural and academic experience for my daughter. She is now in seventh grade and has been at the Lycee in the French section since kindergarten. My husband and I are both American but, having lived in Europe, value the riguer of the French style curriculum. There is a serious emphasis on traditional liberal arts including Latin, Poetry, and Literature. Now that the French-American Baccalaureat has been introduced, it is even more impressive because the students will get credit for 4 AP classes along with their French subjects.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2010
Our daughter has been at the school for 2 years and has enjoyed every moment! She is almost 5 and is fluent in English and French - reads, writes, speaks and understands both lanaguages. The teachers are wonderful and provide a disciplined yet loving environment. As an active parent, I can personally say that the Administration is open to positive change. I've seen great things happening in the past few years and see more on the horizon. For people who wonder whether the Lycee education is geared towards the US college system, they should look at the list of college acceptances for the graduating class of 2010. It's impressive. Potential parents should go to an open house this year and see the school for themselves. The dream my husband and I have for our daughter is for her to be multi-lingual, open-minded, well-mannered and challenged is being fulfilled here.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2010
For anyone who has doubts that grads from Le Lycee can attend a good American university, attend gradation. In 2010 the three valedictorians were all women, all fluent in four languages, none of them native French speakers. One is attending Cornell in engineering, one is going to Cal Berkeley in math, and one is going to Stanford in liberal arts / archeology. How's that for proof of an excellent education - French or American? And by the way, as the working parent of two Lycee students, I love the fact that I send my kids to school and trust them to turn out well educated, well mannered, multi-lingual human beings, and that I am not required nor asked to spend any time micro-managing their classroom time.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2010
A poor management focussing on the richest families. Education is not oriented towards the US college system. The education of my kid was a complete deception

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2010
My son attended the Lycee for several years and the education he received was mediocre at best. This was especially true in regards to the preparation he received in regards to the American education system. I would not recommend this school to parents who hope to send their children to an American university.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2010
My husband and I do not speak French and we were hesitant to put our son into this school. We checked out all the other private schools and loved that Lycee does NOT indulge the parents - parents are allowed to be involved for holidays and trips but the day to day learning is left to the school and staff. Our son is almost 5 and is fluent in English and French - he reads, writes, speaks and understands both lanaguages. He was reading at age 4!! The classes are small and the environment is VERY structured. His English is perfect - he is polite, sweet, loving and social. The teachers are attentive, focused and caring (on cold days they make sure the little kids wear their sweaters. If you want a real school and not the trendy place to be seen - this is the place!

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2010
I love the fact that Lycee has a very strong discipline structure and at the same time a loving environment. They know every child's name and need. We love it!

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2010
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November 03, 2009
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no rating October 06, 2009
We have arrived from Europe and we are not French. Our first attempt it was to send her to 'good' public school. Well the school was very nice and friendly, and all children happy together with their parents, who also were friendly... We have decided to move her out of there as soon as we understood that she is slowly forgetting it all from the previous school in England.. The happy american children with great sports activities and other happy things they do are lucking structure and theoretical understanding... They may figure it out one day or not, and if not nobody cares and they do not care because they do not know any different...It is so very sad. The Lycee was only option for us. Your children will have to work there and the fitting into the culture is more challenging than wearing trendy clothes

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
My son, who is now 14, has been attending the Lycee since he was 3 years old. I feel we are getting a world class education for the tuition we pay. The tuition, by the way, is reasonable in comparison to other schools (Brentwood, Harvard Westlake, Buckley). The class size is 20 or less students per teacher. There is a brand new high-school campus, that while it may be lacking in sports fields or rolling lawns of other private schools, is modern and well equipped. Finally, my child appreciates the sense of community at the school that he is a part of. I do not agree with everything about the school and would like to see improvemnets in gap between the quality of some of the teachers. Overall, we are fortunate to have our child at the school.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
Le Lycee Francais de Los Angeles is a great bilingual school.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2009
About a month ago I attended a meeting where Western Association of School and Colleges visiting committee report on the school. It is a school that has been frequently praised by both American and French educational oversight organizations. This mirrors my experience as a parent of 8 years. It is a unique school and probably not for everyone, but there is a real caring and a real passion at this international school. It is clearly one of the more challenging schools around and one must be up for the challenge to consider it. If you are looking for a cookie cutter school, this probably isn't it. If you are looking for a unique experience with highly qualified teachers, you've found it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 15, 2009
The Lycee Francais de Los Angeles is not a good school. I don't like it at all and I've been going there since I was three. The school itself has about 35 children per grade, which is much too small. You don't get the 'social' atmosphere that you get at many other schools. Some of the teachers are absolutely horrible, prefering students and that don't explain anything, but the only good part is the english department. The english at the school is amazing. All fanastic teachers for english classes. The school campus is terrible, there is no sports field or gym whatsoever, even for the High School, and when we have sports which is only once a week, we must walk 45 minutes each way. There is no cafeteria and the lockers, even for high schoolers are the size of 'cubbies'. I don't recommend this school and if you don't fitin,thenyoudon'thaveanyfriends.

- submitted by a student
February 23, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2009
I think the Lycee is overrated. I have been going there since I was three, and I can say that besides the french, the school isn't that nice. We have some interesting classes in high school, such as philosophy and economics, but for middle school, it just isn't that fun. The teachers are very nice and the student population is small, but almost too small. If someone is looking for a school that has a social atmosphere to it, I would not recommend le Lycee.

- submitted by a student
November 07, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2008
as a former student, i can say that it's just a huge, substandard, sham of a school. the the students are great, international and diverse. besides that, there is nothing redeeming about the school or my experience there. the administration is punitive and arrogant, the teachers tend to be either genuine/brilliant or unqualified/ rude (the norm leaning towards the latter of the two). taking APs at this school is nearly impossible, as you are required to take both the normal level class during the day and the AP after school, and do tests and homework for both. the athletics are poor at best, and the arts program is quite literally nonexistent for the american section. there is no positive conditioning, no rewards, no motivation to succeed at the school. the system stamped any motivation or academic promise out of me and left me incompetent. thank god i transfered.

- submitted by a student
no rating August 27, 2008
My daughter has been enrolled at Le Lycee since she was three years old. After three years at Le Lycee (two years in pre-school and kindergarten) she is 90% fluent in French. Le Lycee has a strong discipline structure but a loving environment. They had five kindergarten classes, keeping the class size small, 10-13 students per class with two teachers (English--one hour a day and French). My daughter absolutely loves the school. As a parent, getting use to a different culture was harder for me than my child. The French people are very direct, appears to be not friendly but that is a French demeanor. The teachers are very interested in your child's education and will contact you as soon as a problem arise. The Principal knows every child's name (over a hundred kids at the Pico Campus--Kindergarten and first grade). This is a great opportunity for any child.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2008
This school is out of touch with the 'modern' style of teaching. They are promoting a end of 20th century type of dicipline and at the same time forgetting to provide a good quality of education. For the price one pays it is outrageous . I had two children who graduated and were completley unprepared for their transition to College or University. Their is no support provided by the counceler . The children are mostly miserable in this environment. I also had a child attending 2 years of preK and I witness so much disfunction on the administration side that I took him out.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2008
As a student of the lycee i can honestly say that the level at this school is outrageous! This year I passed an american test which i failed due to my lack of trainning in all American subjects. Otherwise, our principal does not seem to be intrested our problems and simply ignores us until the issue is brought to a higher authorities. The school seems to be taking our money and promissing results that will never be seen!

- submitted by a student
February 07, 2008
All of our children study at this school, the oldest is finishing high school. We'd have to say as parents that this school has been great for our children. Our kids only have between 8 to 15 students per class. That means real one-to-one learning with their teachers who can spend more time becoming intimate with their students needs. With regards to academic rigor, what can we say, it's very good traditional schooling. Students finish high school here thinking the SATs are some sort of joke and that machine-read multiple choice tests are cheating. Not bad for kids learning every major subject in another language! This is an educational and cultural experience. The schools weak areas are the sporting activities/facilities. We can live with that as there's only one thing that really separates man from monkey and that's knowledge and intelligence.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2008
This school has been great for my son & daughter. My son is fluent in French. My daughter younger is not fluent yet, but can converse in French. I believe she will also be fluent. Education has been great for them. If you are looking for a good bi-lingual education then this school is for you.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2008
My daughter has been at the school for 2 and 1/2 years, education has been great for her both on the english side and the french side and it's great to see her balancing between the two languages easily, it's strong acadamic school and there's room for improvment for arts and open expression..

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
November 30, 2007
Our child has been attending the Lycee for the past 3 1/2 years and we have grown throughly disappointed. The administration is rude and very discouraging of parental involvement. The teachers have no congruent system of discipline or methods of actually helping children that may need extra assistance with their work. Your child would be better off in an extra curricular foreign language program. The education here is sub par in all subjects excluding French.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2007
My daughter attended this school for many years. This year we pulled her out and she is now attending a good public school. We are finding out that after so much money and efforts from all of us, she is barely at grade level in English, Math and Sciences. Math is taught following the French curriculum which is different from the American curriculum, English is very poor, as for Sciences, it is a disaster. The children in this school are not tought basic skills for success within the American system, this is a major problem . Your child would be much better of in an American school with some language after school program . I would not blame the instructors who do what they can but the total lack of leadership and care from the principle. Be aware,the education at the Lycee is counter productive, a lost of time and money.

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2007
I'm delighted my child is bilingual due to his participation in the French immersion program for many years, but he had to be tutored in French and do outside work in Math to keep up with American grade levels. Most subjects outside of French are weak, including English, and there isn't enough homework. Over the years, there have been far too many 'free' days when a teacher was absent or it was raining and the kids just watched movies. The academic atmosphere is not rigorous, except for the French, and subjects are taught 'lecture style' without much interaction with the kids - it's a very old-school approach. My biggest disappointment has been science, which is made completely boring with no science lab to speak of or experimentation. American History is a joke, completely expendable. This is a very specialized school focused on the French language.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2007
The staff and students seem miserable, sports activities are minimal. Arrogance and phoniness flow throughout the school. Run, don't walk from the Lycee Francais de Los Angeles. The original philosophy has dissapeared along with any ounce of care for your child's individual development. They use a 25 year old video of Jody Foster promoting their school which is the complete antithesis of the Lycee Francais today.

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February 02, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
January 23, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2007
Lack of care that we have experienced from the principal down to the staff shocked us. The staff and students seem miserable, sports activities are minimal.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2006
the teachers pressure students to excell. A rare few teachers ( 2 or 3) are very bright,excellent teachers that actually motivate the children. THe school atmosphere at first is great, but the classes get smaller and smaller every year and the same children have been attending since kindergarten. Discipline is great but at this point it is jsut ridiculous.

- submitted by a student
September 30, 2006
Terrible school. I went for 11 years and it never brought me anything but pain and horror. The children are pure evil and the parents aren't too far behind. The staff is a joke, and the programs offered are minimal. Say 'no' to the lycee.

- submitted by a former student
July 18, 2006
I have been attending Lycee for the past 10 years,and I can highly say it's almost average. Its Sports and extracurricular activity program is poor. Some Teachers are great and try to work with the students,and most couldn't careless. The administration is unresponsive. One thing postive I can say about the school is: it has a very good atmosphere. Overall, barely average.

- submitted by a former student
June 03, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2006
The quality of the school has suffered greatly after the passing of the school's founders. The level of teaching and presence of qualified instructors are questionable.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2006
This school wants little robots. if your child thinks out of the box, this is not the right school. I encourage individuality and creative expression in my child. This school does not.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2006
The school is too concerned with making money off the parents. They favor celebrity kids over regular students.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2006
This school wasn't a good experience.Took my daughter out right away. Yes, it's cute.. they speak French, but there is more to a great school than speaking French. Horrible sports program.You don't get what you pay for.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2006
Academic programs are ok. The system is very elementary, it's the french system. You don't get to go from class to class like most schools. This school is directed mostly towards those who are french or plan on living in france. It's also very safe.

- submitted by a former student
February 14, 2006
French, music, and art classes are great. There tends to be limitations on the sciences, math, and English courses, as there is a fixed schedule, and not many options to choose from

- submitted by a former student
January 09, 2006
I have been going to this school for almost 3 years and its great

- submitted by a student
January 09, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
November 19, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2005
My kids are going to this school for 3 years. There is no school that is perfect. This school is far from perfect, but I like it. It has a very secure feeling. The kids know each other. The staff knows you. The teachers are okay/good, and there is not much homework. Don't get me wrong, there is homework, but the kids know what the homework is about, at least they dont expect me to be a teacher.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2005
Some excellent teachers, some very bad ones!

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2005
Lycee Francais de Los Angeles is a truely amazing school where students and teachers work together in an harmonious environment.

- submitted by a teacher
April 07, 2005
I wish I could agree with the Lycee's judgement of itself as 'Simply Better Than The Rest,' but it is, unfortunately, not true. The school is run in an arrogant, autocratic fashion. There is little evidence that either the administration or much of the faculty (with certain exceptions) has adequate training and expertise. Everyday communications from the school - to both parents and students - adopt a rude and vaguely threatening tone. More importantly, the education offered is nothing more than average. The only thing 'special' about the school is that it can educate your child entirely in French. Other than fencing and ballet, extracurricular activities approximate afterschool recreation programs run by the local YMCA. Sports are abysmal. Ask to see Le Petit Journal (the school newsletter). The self-satisfied and grandiose columns by the principal (complete with shameless namedropping) provide a good glimpse inside the minds of the people in charge.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2005
Very good international reputation. Lots of Hollywood royalty.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2005
Excellent syllabus. Very polite children. Good learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2004
The school is an exercise in mediocrity. Both the French curriculum and the English curriculum are geared toward the most common denominator. The cycle system promised on the school website and mission statement is never implemented. The adminstration is not responsive.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2004
This school is horrible! They don't care about your child(ren)'s education all they care about is when are you going to pay them, how much do you make each month and the director has no sympathy for anybody!

- submitted by a parent
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Le Lycee Francais De Los Angeles
3261 Overland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90034
(310) 836-3464
Last modified Le Lycee Francais De Los Angeles is a Private school that serves grades 2-8
Le Lycee Francais De Los Angeles Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 81 reviews. Top