Registration for the 2024-2025 year at PS84 (UWS) is open ONLY for EFNY families.
EFNY Classes will start on Monday, September 16th 2024, and end on Friday, June 13th 2025.
Outside this period, EFNY will offer daycare classes.
NO Class on September 5th & 6th  and December 23rd, 2024

This program is only open to PS84 students.

Class fees: $1,490 ($1,470 + $20 for PS 84 PTA) + PayPal Fees 
(payment by credit card, PayPal and Installment via PayPal)
Choice Time/Études: $350 from 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm (Monday to Thursday)
Free pick-up between 5:00 to 5:45pm.
As spots are limited, registration is on a first come first served basis for Kindergarten.
For 1st grade and up, priority to the families who are already in our program. 

Registration is on a first come, first served basis, except for “Culture générale” classes and theater courses. For these classes, due to particularly high demand, we are giving you until May 12, 2024 to register on the waiting list. We will make every effort to accommodate all requests, but if necessary, we will proceed with a lottery.

EFNY families have priority until May 31, 2024. On June 1, 2024, available places will be open to all PS84 families.

If you have any question about the program, please contact Amélie or Céline at 

To be on waiting list, please send an email to

EFNY continues to offer a virtual program for the 2024-2025 school year. If you are interested, please  (click here)

Waiting List –  French for Native Speakers – K & 1st grade (click here)
FULL – French as Second Language – K & 1st grade (click here)
Waiting List – French Speaking World Discovery – 2nd & 3 rd grade  (click here)
Waiting list – Club Débat – 4th & 5th grade  (click here)
Etudes (aide aux devoirs) – K to 5th grade (click here)
Waiting List – Le français par la calligraphie – K & 1st grade  (click here)
Waiting List – Play and Sing Along in French – K & 1st grade  (click here)
FULL – Le français par le théâtre –  2nd & 3rd grade  (click here)
FULL – Culture générale – 4th & 5th grade  (click here)
Etudes (aide aux devoirs) – K to 5th grade (click here)
 Waiting List –  Découverte du monde – K & 1st grade (click here) 
Waiting List – French for Native Speakers – 2nd grade(click here)
Waiting List –  French for Native Speakers – 3rd grade (click here)
Waiting List – French for Native Speakers – 4th grade (click here)
Waiting List – French for Native Speakers – 5th grade (click here)
Etudes (aide aux devoirs) – K to 5th grade (click here)
Waiting List – L’heure du conte – K & 1st grade (click here)
Waiting List – Culture générale – 2nd & 3rd grade (click here)
FULL – Le français par le théâtre –  4th & to 5th grade  (click here)
FULL – French as Second Language – 2nd & 3rd grade (click here)
Etudes (aide aux devoirs) – K to 5th grade (click here)
FULL – Le français par le théâtre –  2nd & 3rd grade  (click here)
Waiting List – Le français par les ateliers créatifs – K to 2nd grade (click here)
FULL – Le français par les ateliers créatifs – 3rd to 5th grade (click here)


Classes Description

For students fluent in French:

Le français par le théâtre (from 2nd to 5th grade) – Students will learn how to express themselves in public in French. This class is perfect for students who need to improve their verbal expression. Students fluent or advanced in French language are welcome. Language skills will be studied during this class.

Le français par la calligraphie (K & 1st grade) – Students will learn cursive writing as it is taught in France. It aims to develop the writing skills, while focusing on the perception of the writing plan, the care and the beauty of the letters. The cursive writing skills will help our bilingual students to better visualize and make the difference between the French and the English language. We will teach our students to care about the page layout of their writing and to free their imagination through the letters.

Découverte du monde – Culture générale (from K & 1st grade) – This class is open to students fluent in French. In Kindergarten and 1st grade, students will explore the world around them, situate themselves in time (calendar, cycles, timeline…) and space (their school, neighborhood, city, the nature around them, but also the solar system), and discover cultural aspects of ‘Francophonie’. From 2nd to 5th grade, the program will be more focused on History (events, culture and way of life in different time periods) and Geography (with special focus on Francophone countries).

L’heure du conte (K & 1st grade) – Once upon a time, a group of children entered the marvelous kingdom of fairy tales and became the heroes of thrilling adventures. Centered around the reading of stories from all over the world, the sessions will help your kids strengthen their listening, comprehension, and syllables recognition skills. Through games, songs and creative projects, they will use their vivid imagination to make drawings of their favorite characters, invent new story lines and replay scenes from the story.

Le français par les arts plastiques (K to 3rd  grade) – The workshops focus on fun, discovery and experimentation in visual arts. This series of workshops will give your children the opportunity to learn notions of art, to explore different techniques but also to express their creativity and sensitivity by making their own creation. Description of art works, discovery of artists, introduction to the specific vocabulary of the arts and creation will be on the program of your budding artists.

  ETUDES -Your child will given the choice to read, play or do their homework during this after EFNY class period.


French as Second Language (from Kindergarten to 5th grade)      
K & 1st grade – 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 & 3rd grade – 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 grade – advanced –  This class is for English-speaking students from 3rd to 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.

Play and Sing Along – K & 1st grade  – beginners – This class is for English-speaking students in K and 1st grade starting to learn French. Children will learn French structures with songs, rhymes and games. Let’s play and have fun!

French Speaking World Discovery – 2nd & 3rd grade – intermediate – This class is available for French as Second Language students who have a basic understanding of French and can communicate simple ideas. Students will embark on a journey to discover their surroundings and learn to orient themselves in space—from the solar system to the planet, and down to countries, cities, towns, and rural areas, with an emphasis on the Francophone world. They will explore various facets of Francophone regions, including landscapes, urban environments, housing, traditions, cuisine, wildlife, significant events, traditional stories, and notable figures.

Club Débat – K & 4th & 5th grade – advanced – This course is designed for students who are conversational in French. “Club débat” offers an engaging approach to enhancing speaking skills. Through various activities, students will sharpen their critical thinking abilities. They will also learn how to organize their thoughts and construct coherent arguments, all while communicating with assurance. The topics discussed will be age-appropriate, relevant to their interests, and address their concerns.


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

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.

Petits Francophones Kindergarten –  This class is open to bilingual students. In this class, all activities are conducted in French. It aims to develop a rich oral language, organized and understandable by 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 grade  – This class is open to bilingual students 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 & 3rd grade – This class is open to truly fluent in French students 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 & 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 children 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.