Author Archives: aplaza

About aplaza

Arthur Plaza | Dr. Plaza has a PhD in History and French Studies from New York University. He studied in France for many years, and his research was published in the collective volume entitled Politiques de la laïcité au XXe siècle (Presses universitaires de France, 2007). He has been teaching history and French in New York City private high schools and at NYU since 1999.

A Life of Purpose

On Wednesday, November 15, law professor (University of San Francisco School of Law) and social entrepreneur Tom Nazario (Watch his bio.) visited the Lycée français to speak to our students and the wider community. He shared the inspirational work he … > more

December 1, 2017 | Featured, Panels, Project-based Learning, Secondary

Equity, Justice and Media Literacy

Students in ninth to 12th grade spent a recent morning in discussions about questions of race in the American TV series Oz, The Wire and Homeland, with author and expert Dr. Olivier Esteves, a professor at the University of Lille. > more

March 24, 2017 | Cultural Events, Featured, Innovative Teaching, Secondary

LFNY hosts 2016 Veterans Day Ceremony

Le 14 novembre, le Lycée Français de New York a accueilli une cérémonie de remise de la Légion d'Honneur décernée à 15 anciens combattants américains qui se sont battus en France pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Lisez la suite > more

November 19, 2016 | Uncategorized

Past, Present and Memory

Two days after the anniversary of 9/11, an eleventh grader led discussions on story, memory and history with several classes.

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September 23, 2016 | Community, Featured, Secondary

Creativity and Intelligence through Entrepreneurial Learning

Project-based learning offers a promising avenue for transforming pedagogical paradigms in order to cultivate creativity and instill an entrepreneurial mindset in students. > more

September 18, 2015 | Featured, Innovative Teaching, Project-based Learning, Secondary

Lessons from Hiroshima

Y11 students attended a particularly moving talk by Yasuaki Yamashita who was 6 years old when his native town of Nagasaki was struck by the atomic bomb in 1945. In this post, the students share their reactions. > more

May 15, 2015 | Cultural Events, Featured, Panels, Secondary

Diplomacy in action at Model UN 2014

Besides the awards, the 18 LFNY participants at Model UN this year learned what it takes to persuade people and pass resolutions. Working alongside 1500 other high school and college students from 14 different countries, they experienced the challenges of negotiation, saw the rewards of cooperation, and discovered the human side of international relations and diplomacy. > more

April 11, 2014 | Featured, Secondary

Connecting academics and government

Eighteen juniors and seniors traveled to Boston in February to participate in the Harvard Model Congress where they assumed roles of government leaders. Our students did particularly well this year and had met some familiar faces. > more

February 25, 2014 | Co-Curricular Activities, Featured, Innovative Teaching, Secondary

LFNY hosts Veterans Day Ceremony

On November 8, the Lycée Français de New York hosted a ceremony honoring 33 American veterans of World War 2 who were promoted to the French Legion of Honor for their service to France. > more

November 11, 2013 | Featured, Secondary

Follow our students in China!

A group of LFNY students from Secondary is spending two weeks in China as part of an exchange program. Follow their adventures and discoveries! > more

April 6, 2013 | Secondary