EFNY at MS 256 – Lafayette Academy

Registration for the 2024-2025 year at MS 256 Lafayette Academy is open!

Upper West Side 154 West 93rd street, New York, NY

The program is open to all students, regardless of the school they attend.

Classes take place on Tuesdays* from 4pm to 5:30pm.

1st to 5th grade students can arrive at 3:30pm in the playground, where our teachers will be present to supervise play time.


Class fees: $1,460
(payment by credit card, PayPal and Installment via PayPal)
The EFNY calendar follows the DOE Middle School calendar.
 As spots are limited, registration is on a first come first served basis.

 French for Native Speakers – 1st and 2nd grade
French for Native Speakers – 3rd to 5th grade
French for Native Speakers – Middle School 6th grade
French for Native Speakers – Middle School 7th & 8th grade


To register, please click here.

*A minimum of 12 students per class is required.

Jeunes Francophones 1st & 2nd  This class is open to truly fluent in French students who are already reading in English and will be reading and writing in French. In this class, all activities are conducted in French. Students will reinforce the acquisition of reading, and writing and start to develop grammar skills. Attention will also be focused on developing a rich vocabulary and a clear verbal expression.

Grands Francophones 3rd to & 5th grade  –  This class is open to students who are truly fluent in French, and focuses on verbal and written expression, grammar and spelling. In this class, all activities are conducted in French. The students read longer texts and consolidate their bases in grammar, spelling, conjugation and vocabulary. Emphasis is placed on written expression: namely write short varied texts (dialogue, fiction, description, portrait). Children are encouraged to read independently.  

French for Native French and Fluent Speakers – 6th to 8th grade
In this class, the students will continue improving their French language skills learned in their previous years. We encourage all students with bilingual education to join EFNY. According to our experience, bilingual students will be able to keep and also improve their French language level by continuing EFNY classes.


If you have any question about our program, please contact Amélie Derrieux-Sable at efny

The EFNY program follows a French-only policy in all Francophone classes, and students from these classes will have weekly assignments for efficient progressPlease help us with this by encouraging your child to follow these rules.

EFNY continues to offer a virtual program for the 2024-2025 school year. If you are interested, please send an email to efnyinscription@gmail.com .