L’Etoile du Nord French Immersion School - Lower
1305 Prosperity Avenue
St Paul, MN 55106

Grades: K-1
Principal: Fatima Lawson
Enrollment: 234
Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Phone: (651) 221-1480
Fax: (651) 221-1487
Email: Fatima.Lawson@spps.org
Website: frenchimmersion.spps.org

It has been said that a second language is one of the best gifts a parent can give a child. L’Etoile du Nord French Immersion (LNFI) is the only French immersion school in St. Paul. Students who begin at LNFI in kindergarten or first grade become functionally bilingual by the end of fifth grade and can continue their French studies through middle and high school. Our elementary program is so popular that we now have two campuses. At LNFI we know it takes a village; that's why our parent community is highly involved in everything we do. With many native French speakers on staff, we offer remarkable learning opportunities to our students.

Pathway: L’Etoile > Ramsey > Central

 
Quick Facts
Enrollment234
Students who identify themselves as American Indian1.3%
Students who identify themselves as Asian American13.7%
Students who identify themselves as African American20.5%
Students who identify themselves as Hispanic American9.4%
Students who identify themselves as Caucasian American55.1%
Percentage of Students in English Language Learning19.2%
Percentage of Students in Special Education3.4%
Percentage of Students eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch32.5%
Percentage of Students Proficient in the 2012 MCA II for Grade 3 reading test74%
Percentage of Students Proficient in the 2012 MCA II for Grade 3 math test81%
Percentage of Students Proficient in the 2012 MCA II for Grade 4 reading test67%
Percentage of Students Proficient in the 2012 MCA II for Grade 4 math test81%
Percentage of Students Proficient in the 2012 MCA II for Grade 5 reading test81%
Percentage of Students Proficient in the 2012 MCA II for Grade 5 math test77%
Percentage of Students Proficient in the 2012 MCA II for Grade 6 reading test69%
Percentage of Students Proficient in the 2012 MCA II for Grade 6 math test71%
Student assessment data -- Spring 2013.
Student demographic data – October 2013.
Programs & Activities
Regional & District Magnets
  • French Language Immersion
Kindergarten Options
  • All-day Kindergarten
After School Offerings
  • Discovery Club On-Site
Bilingual/Dual Language
  • French