School Details

Le Lycee Francais de Los Angeles

3261 Overland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 836-3464

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-12 756 students 7 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

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About this school

Le Lycee Francais de Los Angeles is a private high school in Los Angeles. The principal of Le Lycee Francais de Los Angeles is Mr. Alain Anselme. 756 students go to Le Lycee Francais de Los Angeles and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at Le Lycee Francais de Los Angeles is 7:1. Notre Dame Academy Girls' High is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 88% %
Asian 7% %
Black, non-Hispanic 4% %
Hispanic 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    My daughter came to Lycee in 6th grade. She has absolutely flourished at this school. She has a small class with nice kids (they are all friends!) The teachers are very accessible as is the administration. There was a problem with a teacher last year and after many parents complained the teacher is not there this year. Most of the teachers are amazing. There are a few that are just okay but my daughter is getting what she needs academically and has earned the best grades of her life. She is shy by nature but at Lycee she has blossomed and made many friends. Yes its a little old fashioned and I think they school could use improvements in the use of technology but really she is not lacking in any computer skills. I feel she will graduate and go on to college fully prepared from having attended Lycee.

  • (10 months ago)

    Awesome. I really like it. It is a great place to learn and grow and become a more well rounded individual. I don't regret it.

  • (11 months ago)

    I am a very proud parent at Le Lyc e Fran ais de Los Angeles - Middle School. It is very strong academically with a perfect blend of making children autonomous and self-reliant with great care and nurturing on behalf of the faculty. It truly is a HOME AWAY FROM HOME. As a 21st century parent I want a school that will deliver on its message of being worldly and both culturally and intellectually sophisticated. Again a perfect marriage of the best America and France have to offer. The school has evolved with the times we live in. My child has grown in confidence and is simply blossoming. My child LOVES the school and his wonderful friends all very polite and super smarts. There is a healthy competition amongst them that does not divide them thanks to the school philosophy and directors' approach to pedagogy. My husband (American) and I want a well-rounded child and we know Le Lyc e helps us achieve this goal.

  • (11 months ago)

    Now the truth. My daughter went to le lyc e we took her out after elementary. I read all the comments bellow and this is our opinion 1- someone said the school is old fashion? I would say 50 years backward. Not a French modern school 2- it is not a nurturing environment for the little ones some of the teachers scream at them so much it is scary really bad for their mental health. 3- "student" said that the tuition is cheaper than most private schools. our experience is that public american school are better than the lyc e and they are free. 4- to the "parents" who said that their kids where at the lyc e from kindergarten to hight school and it was the best well I am sorry that you did not try another school you do not know what you have been missing. 5- to the "parents" who say that due to the lyc e their kids was accepted in an Ivy League school well mine is also going to an Ivy League school even so we took her out of there. 6- "worldy"? No but instead removed from the world this city in a claustrophobic and un natural environment. 7- "parent" said the admin treat you the same who ever you are? NON! Period. PS. My husband and I we are both French

  • (11 months ago)

    I am a Lycee graduate and I wish to say that I had a wonderful experience at this school. Being immersed in the French culture is something that every parent should want for their child in my opinion. I am a better more well-rounded individual for having attended this school and my experience there was 100% positive. It IS also the least expensive private school in Los Angeles and I feel a much better choice considering what the school has to offer over other private schools. A wonderful cultural life-changing experience at this school. I will always love Le Lycee!

  • (1 year ago)

    Bilingual ! Advanced curriculum (My kids had easy time graduating from the lycee going to Ivy League !). Uptight so very good for teenagers !

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is providing a huge variety of knowledge to our children with an excellent support from the teachers. The multicultural environment allow the children to understand others to know the difference and build a good foundation on it. They are sharing experience from around the world as a lot of them have traveled from country to country. Since several years now the Sports environment have been upgraded and make this school really competitive in Academic and Sport as well.

  • (1 year ago)

    I felt the need to set the record straight. The administration does NOT cater to celebrity parents or children. Yes they have had their share just as any other school in Los Angeles but these "special" people are treated no different by the admin or the students. Beware though the parent with nothing better to do than get sucked into school activities. That parent will make your experience at this school less than stellar. Drop your kids off go to their ballet recitals maybe hire a tutor if you can't help them with homework (who can past the 6th grade??) and trust the school and your child to work hard. After all isn't it in the school's best interest to help your child succeed? Things here are a bit old fashion but the staff is friendly experienced and willing to talk if you are polite. Helicopter parents not welcome.

  • (1 year ago)

    My child has attended the school since preschool and it only gets better and better. There is no other school in Los Angeles that does that does what Lycee does -- classes are small school is structed and the academics are top-notch. They follow both the French as well as the California curriculum (same as every other school including the super expensive private schools). Your child will be fluent in two languages. Your child will be expected to do homework reports and study. The school does not pamper the crazy parents - they focus on the students as it should be. Your kid really needs to be smart to succeed since the academics are intense.

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm a teacher in this school in the french section. Most of the comments here are excessive. Le Lycee fran ais is neither a very good nor a very bad school. Most of the pupils love the school and feel well studying here. As far as I'm concerned my point of view is different some of the pupils are great some others are in very high difficulties with a very poor level. The discipline is not very good in the middleschool and most of the students doesn't work in the high school. It's very cool and relax.... Don't subscribe here if you're looking for excellence that' sure. But in an other hand the pupils are in a safe area and feel good. So a school as so many others. The teachers are the same way neither brilliant nor horrible but in the average some good and some others not. But one thing is sure the main purpose of this school is to make money and not to teach the best level.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am shocked at some of these lower comments. The school isn't getting rid of its French section it is just being expanded into a more global program "international." The school is run like a family and they care for your kids maybe even more than some of the parents. I for one don't want my young kids walking to and from school alone. Some of these rants are from people who have nothing better to do with a bone to pick.

  • (1 year ago)

    The school is run like a family business and is one love it or leave it is the president's motto. Inflexible school pretentious and comparing itself to prestigious schools in LA! Selling itself by reminding parents constantly about how much cheaper they are! Notre Dame around the corner IS cheaper yet is SO much more progressive! Lyc e is trying to catch up with all it is lacking. Old system most teachers have NO idea how school is taught in America. Big potential but a dying imperial system to deal with. A lot of yelling from teachers along with an old punishment system. Teachers don't have officially the right to be in contact directly with parents! The "French section" disappearing the school develops the newly called "international" section (english one) but Spanish is offered... in 9th grade only! No financial aid forms and teacher poorly paid (no rebate for their children.) The president is anecdotic and enthusiastic but she does maintain "elite" classes not the best students but the ones with the more famous parents! Access to phones/Safari during recess burgers Fridays no real recycling and kids cannot walk to and from school ecological label?..! We left it!

  • (1 year ago)

    If we could give a zero for this place we would. This is not a school but a business run by one of the most irresponsible self-centered and unprofessional administration there is.

  • (1 year ago)

    OMG where to begin. This school has raised tuition 10% yearly in the last 2 years. Are there any visible improvements? no. The children only go to school 160 days out of the year thats 20 days less than public school!!! They are outdated in every aspect. The parent association is a joke and working for the school and not for the parents. Study hall is supervised by "assistants" and not teachers. If you do not speak french and want the homework to be done correctly you will probably end up hiring a tutor. By all means go tour the school and DO compare it with other privates! And don't get sucked into the never ending propaganda of how much cheaper they are than other schools. My child has been at this school for 2 years and has nothing but regressed. We are ready to move on!

  • (2 years ago)

    My child can't wait to start school in September ...that alone speaks volumes. Lycee is a perfect blend of culture education and community. We are proud to be a part of the Lycee family

  • (2 years ago)

    There's no school like it. You are allowing you child to truely be well-rounded the quality of teachers surpasses those of most other private school teachers. I am fortunate and grateful that my child attends this school

  • (2 years ago)

    We are both French so Le Lycee came as an easy choice for us. However we were ready to leave if we didn't like the school. However we have only praises for this school the teachers are passionate and loving the curriculum is demanding but well balanced between the rigorous topics and the Arts my children are excited to go to school everyday and they cried (!) on the last day of school. I love that children can be themselves are free to create (the children put a Shakespeare play together designed booth for the school fair another had a magic show...) and are loved for who they are. Communication was not perfect a few years ago but it is flawless now with monthly emails from the administration and great class parents to relay information. A Parent association with full support from the administration is now also allowing parents to volunteer as much or as little as one wishes. The French and American sections are both excellent and a new FAB (Franco-American Baccalaureat) integrates the French diploma with AP classes for admissions in Universities in the US as well as France grads of 2012 have been accepted at Ivy leagues with scholarships! This school is a gem

  • (2 years ago)

    My child is a K1 student a Lycee. As the year has progressed we have become increasingly frustrated with the school. Communication about everything from curriculum to dress code to contact information for teachers and administration has been disorganized and incomplete. Much more importantly we choose the school primarily because we wanted our child to be immersed in a second language. However French teachers use the langugue inconsistently and seem to have little understanding of language acquision theory as applied to young children. Finially and most concerning of all we have observed several instances of bullying and our child has told us of numerous others. The school was dismissive when we raised concerns and has done nothing to rectify the problem.

  • (2 years ago)

    perfect education. perfect structure. perfect preparation for a perfect future. you will be delighted that your child is a product of such a school

  • (2 years ago)

    I have never attended a school that took so much pain to care about my decisions and future. I have been here since the start and have seen the school blossom into something amazing these last two decades. The sports program is all speed ahead. The science and math levels are solid all around. The English language and French language sections are now both great choices for a child. The administration is welcoming and the teachers have a lot more to offer than your standard American teacher. The arts are not skimped at the Lycee either. They have a state of the art theater that is open to all. Any time I had a suggestion or idea all I had to do was speak up and a year later bam the administration would act upon what I said and actually improve. I have had friends leave the lycee for other American private schools and become top of their class no problem.

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