Chicago -- Lycée Français de Chicago along with French Consul General Vincent Floreani, has opened the school’s new $35 million, 3.8-acre campus in Lincoln Square.
Designed by architects Luis Collado and Jose Luis de la Fuente with Chicago-based STL Architects, the new campus brings a European feel to the 86,000-square-foot school building, including a new gymnasium; a four-story, light-filled atrium; state-of-the art science and art labs and open areas for students to congregate and study. The campus includes a full-size grass soccer field, two playgrounds, an outdoor basket-ball court and a private lane for safe and expedited student drop-off and pick-up.
“The new Lycée will continue to offer a unique educational experience in Chicago,” Sharon Langshur, Board of Trustees chairperson and parent, said. “Our children are fluent in at least two languages and understand many cultures and countries. They leave here ready for whatever the world has to offer.”