The École

Main Building
Grades 2 to 8
111 East 22nd Street
New York, NY 10010
(646)410-2238

Fifth Avenue Building
Nursery to 1st Grade
206 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010
(646)766-1843

With two campuses in New York’s vibrant Flatiron District, The École, formerly École Internationale de New York (EINY), is an intimate and independent, French-American bilingual school serving an international community of Maternelle-to-Middle School students. At The École, we artfully blend the best of the French and American educational systems, gifting our students with deep academic bi-literacy, whole-child skills and knowledge, and an optimistic, multi-cultural perspective. Through their illuminating journey, students grow more flexible and fluid, interested and interesting, persistent and positive. And always ready to shape and share their life’s successes, whatever the moment and wherever they go. 

The École’s focus on bilingualism is what sets it apart, as can be seen in the school’s motto: Light through language. Students do not just learn French and English at The École; they learn in French and English. From nursery onward, each class has both a French and an American teacher, who work together to make cohesive lesson plans. Some math classes, social studies, and science lessons are even taught in both languages simultaneously, allowing the students to make connections between the two different programs. Mandarin is introduced in 3rd grade, and in Middle School, students can either choose to continue with Mandarin or switch to Spanish.  

The French teachers at The École are certified by the French Ministry of Education and its American faculty members are certified by New York State. The École’s after-school program offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities to explore the arts and practice a multitude of sports. 

In January 2019, The École took over the lease of the restaurant that was on the ground floor/basement of the main building at 111 East 22nd Street. This allowed expansion within the same building, doubling current square footage. While the school is growing, The École is committed to keeping its ‘human size’, with a self-imposed limit of two classes of 20 students per grade. For information or to schedule a visit, contact us bonjour@theEcole.org.
Listed in Manhattan Children's Schools and Childcare
The École
Main Building
Grades 2 to 8
111 East 22nd Street
New York, NY 10010
(646)410-2238

Fifth Avenue Building
Nursery to 1st Grade
206 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010
(646)766-1843

Upcoming Open Houses

Thursday, December 5, 2019: Evening tour 6pm
Wednesday, January 8, 2020: 8:15am
Thursday, January 23, 2020: 6pm
Wednesday, February 12, 2020: 8:15am
Wednesday, March 11, 2020: 8:15am

206 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010

Upcoming Events

Open House at the École
Wednesday, January 8, 8:15am

Open House at the École
Thursday, January 23, 6pm

Open House at the École
Wednesday, February 12, 8:15am

Open House at the École
Wednesday, March 11, 8:15am