Middle School 256 in Manhattan (154 West 93rd Street, New York, NY) was awarded the Label FrancEducation by the French Government for its successful French dual language program.

The ceremony took place at M.S. 256 on September 22, 2016 in the presence of Brigitte Ayrault, wife of Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, Bénédicte de Montlaur, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy in the United States, and Kareen Rispal, Director of the Americas at French Ministry of Foreign Affairs who gave the award to Brian Zager, principal of the school.

Teachers of the dual language program, Patricia Leboeuf and Greg Kilpatrick, as well as parent and School Leadership Team member, Naomi Fraser, said a few words during the event.

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