French-American School of New York Announces Next Head of School

Francis Gianni PhotoFebruary, 2019The French-American School of New York has named Francis Gianni as its next Head of School. Since 2014, Francis has led the International School of Monaco. Previously, he led the Lille campus of the École Jeannine Manuel, a UNESCO-affiliated school that is considered one of the most competitive bilingual schools in France. Prior to that, Francis was  Head of School at École La Source «École Nouvelle à Vocation Internationale»  and simultaneously served as the President of the Association Française des Écoles à Vocation Internationale (AFEVI). In addition to his experience leading schools and organizations, Francis has taught philosophy in several secondary schools and universities in and around Paris and at Arizona State University. Francis graduated with a Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies in philosophy from the Sorbonne, and in 1995, he ranked second in the prestigious Agrégation de Philosophie. He earned an M.B.A. with a focus on global management from the University of Phoenix in Arizona.

Since its founding in 1980 with 17 preschool students in a single classroom, the French-American School of New York (FASNY) has catered to families seeking an immersive bilingual and multicultural experience for their children. Today, the school offers a sophisticated international education to approximately 800 students from nursery through grade 12. The school offers the best of the French and American educational systems: Students enjoy the rigorous, analytical challenges of a French curriculum while they benefit from the flexible, creative, student-centered approach common in American independent schools.