International Firm Schools in New York

by NYC Firm Schools on February 21, 2009

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One of the options for children applying to Private School in New York is an international school. This type of private school has a large percentage of expatriates with school age children who are in the United States for a year or longer before returning to their country of origin. This is one way for parents to exempt their children from the difficulties that could beset them in streamlined public American schools.

International Firm Schools educate their students according to the curricula and standards of their patron country. Most, if not all International Firm Schools make a point of using curricula approved by the governing educational authorities in thier home country.

International schools are usually concentrated in major urban areas due to the dense international populations drawn there for business, however, there are schools in some suburban areas, too.


The French-American School of New York is a good example of an international private school in New York. This school is accredited by the French Ministry of National Education, New York State Department of Education, and the New York State Association of Independent Schools. This international private school considers itself to be the only true bilingual and bicultural school in the greater New York City area. Students are awarded a FASNY diploma and are prepared to pass the French Baccalaureate

The French-American School of New York seeks to introduce students to the diversity of a global society through the tools of language and culture while at the same time promoting academic excellence, encouraging personal development, and maintaining a supportive and stimulating environment. The mission of The French-American School of New York is to provide a bilingual, bicultural French and American education to an American, French, and international student population from Grades N-10; to encourage academic excellence throughout the program by meeting or exceeding both the rigorous requirements of the French National Ministry of Education and the highest standards of American independent education; to prepare and support students to succeed in their post-FASNY education as they enter an American high school or the French system; to promote respect and appreciation for diverse cultures; to counsel and support all students as they seek to achieve excellence; and to promote students’ personal development by offering as broad as possible a spectrum of artistic, athletic, and extra-curricular programs.

International Firm Schools in New York are a facinating educational option.

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