05 Oct The École Renews Full-Ride Middle School Scholarship Program!
The École is Very Excited to Relaunch its Full-Ride Middle School Scholarship Program for the 2021-2022 School Year
For the 2021-2022 school year, The École (formerly École Internationale de New York), an independent Nursery–8th Grade French-American school located in the Flatiron District, will once again award up to three full-ride scholarships for new students in Middle School (6th-8th Grade). The scholarship will cover the full tuition for the student’s duration at The École, meaning that if they start the 2021-2022 school year in 6th Grade, their tuition will be covered for three years, through 8th Grade.
The École has decided to renew this offering because it still sees a need in the current dual-language offerings in NYC. Most public schools that offer a dual French-English program end in 5th Grade, so parents with children in those programs who would like to continue their bilingual education are left with very few options. The École’s expansion last year of its main building, creating more space to welcome more children, has enabled the school to continue this scholarship program. Additionally, thanks to its small class sizes and favorable student-to-teacher ratio, The École has been fully onsite since the school year started at the beginning of September unlike public schools in NYC.
These are the requirements for candidates who wish to apply for the scholarship:
- Must not be a current student at The École
- Must be in 5th-7th Grade during the 2020-2021 school year
- Must speak, read and write in French and in English
- All candidates must submit original writing samples in French and English, ideally completed for a school assignment
As with last year, the selection will be based on three main criteria: financial need, diversity and merit. Candidates who apply and meet these criteria will be chosen for the final round of selection. They will be invited to the school on Saturday, February 27th or Sunday, February 28th, 2021 to give a short presentation in French to a jury on a topic of their choice. The jury will be composed of teachers and administrators from The École as well as experts in multilingual education.
“We, like many parents, know the value of a bilingual education. This is why The École would like to help some families to continue the bilingual education of their children,” explain Philippe and Laurence Roux, The École Benefactors. “Our unique dual program, which really goes Beyond Bilingual through the artful blending of both the French and American curriculum, will prepare these students for the next step of their education, whether in a public or private school, here in the US, in France or abroad.”
Families interested in applying for the scholarship can write to scholarship@theEcole.org to receive the details about the application process. The deadline to apply is February 20, 2021, and the results of the scholarship awards will be made public on March 8, 2021.
About The École: The École is an independent, French-American bilingual school serving an international community of 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 re-branding in June of 2018 when it became The École.