Registration for the Spring 2022 Semester at PS527 (Upper East Side) will open soon.

Spring 2022 semester will run from Monday, January 31st, 2022 to Friday, June 17th, 2022. As spots are limited, registration is on a first come first served basis.

If you have any question about the program, please contact Stephane or Nadia at 

Classes at PS 527 – $700/semester

French for Native Speakers – K to 5th grade – Tuesdays-  (click here) 

French as Second Language – K to 5th grade – Thursdays-  (click here)

Culture générale – K to 3th grade – Thursdays – (click here)

EFNY continues to offer a virtual program for the 2021-2022 school year. If you are interested, please  (click here)


Classes Description:

French for Native Speakers (from Kindergarten to 5th grade)
Petits Francophones Kindergarten

Petits Francophones Kindergarten–   This class is open to bilingual students in Kindergarten. In this class, all activities are conducted in French. It aims to develop a rich oral language, organized and understandable by the others. The child speaks and is understood through the language. He learns to be attentive to messages addressed to him, to understand and respond appropriately. The child starts the basic acquisition of the alphabet, the sounds and will be introduced to reading and writing in French.

Jeunes Francophones 1st graders  – This class is open to bilingual students in 1st grade who are already reading in English and will be reading and writing in French. In this class, all activities are conducted in French. The child starts the basic acquisition in reading, writing as well as grammar skills. The student will be taught to better differentiate English to French and to understand the basic grammar rules.

Moyens Francophones 2nd and 3rd graders – This class is open to truly fluent in French students in 2nd and 3rd grades who are reading and writing in French. In this class, all activities are conducted in French. The child is faced with varied and somewhat complex texts, while learning basic rules of grammar, spelling and conjugation and begins to write short texts.

Grands Francophones 4th and 5th graders  –  This class is open to students who are truly fluent in French, and focuses on oral and written expression, grammar and spelling. In this class, all activities are conducted in French. The child reads longer texts and consolidates its bases in grammar, spelling, conjugation and vocabulary. Emphasis is placed on written expression: namely write short varied texts (dialogs, fiction, description, portrait). Children are encouraged to read independently.

French as Second Language (from Kindergarten to 5th grade)      
Kindergarten & 1st graders – beginners:  This class is an introduction to verbal communication and is adapted to the comprehension skills of young learners. The goal is to bring the children to express simple phrases in basic social situations through various activities: stories, creative projects, songs and games.

2nd to 5th graders – beginners: this class is for beginner foreign language learners. The goal of the class is to bring children who are new to French to express simple sentences in basic social situations, through the study of a variety of themes and fun activities.

 2nd to 5th graders – intermediate: this is an intermediate class for students with basic verbal and comprehension skills of the French language. The children continue building their verbal and comprehension skills and expand their vocabulary through varied and playful activities.

3rd to 5th graders – advanced:  this class is for English-speaking students from in 3rd and 5th grade who have had previous instruction in French or have regular exposure to French but are not fluent. The children will expand their vocabulary, reinforce their verbal expression and deepen their reading and writing skills.

Culture générale (from Kindergarden to 3rd grade) – Students need to be fluent in French. Language skills will be studied during this class. In this class French language academics will be introduced in a new creative way. Students will explore several aspects of French culture and heritage: history, arts (painting, literature, photography, cinema, architecture…), gastronomy, traditions. They will discover major figures from different periods.


The EFNY program follows a French-only policy in all Francophone classes. Please help us with this by encouraging your child to follow this rule.