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How to Apply

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Your LFC journey starts here.

Thank you for your interest in the Lycée Français de Chicago!

We welcome you to explore LFC and apply to become a member of our multicultural, multilingual community. All qualified students are considered for admission without regard to race, religion, sex, disability, national or ethnic origin, or gender identity.

Some helpful hints:

  • Our main entry points are pre-elementary and Grade 9 IB. We welcome inquiries at all grade levels, subject to space availability.
  • Families applying for financial aid must also complete the admissions process in order to be considered.
  • In primary school, non-French speakers are eligible for enrollment from pre-K to Grade 3, depending on space availability in our Welcoming Language Program.
  • Our high school IB program is taught in English and welcomes non-French-speaking students from Grades 9–12.
  • Mid-year enrollments may be possible depending on space availability and grade level.

Questions? Please fill out our inquiry form or contact the Admissions Office at or 773-665-0066, ext 201.

High School IB Open House & Tour

Dates & Deadlines

Oct. 1

Applications Open for All Grades

Apply Now

Dec. 31

Applications Due*

*6th-12th: Rolling Enrollment


Financial Aid Due*

*Jan. for Current Families


Decisions Announced*

*Pre-K in Feb.

Admissions Requirements & Timelines

Cecilia Porter

Director of Admissions
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager