We have just heard the sad news about the Science, Language and Arts International School in Brooklyn closing its doors; some parents have already reached out to us looking for an immediate solution for schooling. 

In light of this shocking and untimely event, The École will do its utmost to help parents from the French SLA community transition their children to a new school and is proposing to work with all families that are interested in ensuring the continuation of their children’s French bilingual education. Due to its central location, The École already caters to a number of families from Brooklyn which is a short subway ride away.

The École has decided to put in place a special help program to enable every child from the SLA French immersion program to enroll in our school as soon as possible–provided there are seats available in the relevant grades. Not only will The École waive the Application Fee as well as the One-Time Enrollment Fee and ensure a speedy application and decision process, but we will also provide financial aid to families who have been impacted by the sudden closure of their school. 

Please sign up below to attend the special in person information session that will be held in our Main Building (111 East 22nd Street) on Tuesday August 31st, from 5pm to 6pm.


On Tuesday August 31st, from 5pm to 6pm, at our Main Building: 111 East 22nd Street

This session is dedicated to the SLA families interested in The École for their children for the 2021-2022 school year. Please, note that to enter our Campus, adults must be vaccinated and everyone must adhere to our mask wearing policy. Registration will also be possible at the door, at the time of the event.

Please, do not hesitate to contact us at admissions@theEcole.org if you want to receive all the communications from The École about the Special Help Program for the SLA families. Do not hesitate to share this information with the SLA community.


 Click here to start an online application.

Once your application is complete, please contact us at admissions@theEcole.org so we can waive the application fee before you submit your file.


About The École: The École is an independent, French-American bilingual school serving an international community of 250 Maternelle-to-Middle School students in New York City’s Flatiron District. The École artfully blends the best of the French and American educational systems, gifting students with deep academic bi-literacy, whole-child skills and knowledge, and an optimistic, multi- cultural perspective. Founded in 2009 as École Internationale de New York (EINY), the school went through a complete rebranding in June of 2018 when it became The École.