Bienvenue à L'Etoile du Nord!

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 5th grade and can continue their French studies through middle and high school. With many native French speakers on staff and a highly-involved parent community, LNFI offers remarkable learning opportunities to our students. 

School News

Parents United Presentation

Join fellow LNFI parents, teachers, and staff on Wednesday, October 29 @ 7PM in the Lower Campus Library as we enjoy hot apple cider and snacks and delve into questions about our children's education and what we, as parents, can do to get involved. Mary Cecconi, with Parents United for Public Schools, will discuss how the members of Parents United not only work toward getting answers about education-related topics, but also make a presence down at the Capitol and hold the legislators making decisions on our kids’ behalf accountable. 

Because Parents United is parent-led, the parents working as members of the organization value public education and are strong advocates for excellence in our schools. Visit this link for more information.

Direct Donation Campaign

Minnesota's Give to the Max day is Thursday, November 13th.  We will be promoting our Direct Donation Campaign all week with events and incentives.  

Watch for flyers and more information during our week long event November 10 - 14th.

Easy Way to Pay

Try our new website for paying for all school related fees.  Go to  You can add money to your child's lunch account or pay for field trips.  

No need to send in checks anymore.  It's fast, easy and secure!

School Profile

Our Principal

Principal Fatima Lemtouni is a fluent native French speaker who also speaks three other languages – Berber, Arabic and English. She brings a wealth of experience to her new position, including a background in teaching different languages to both native and second-language English speakers.

Contact Us

Office Hours: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Lower Campus (grades K-1):
1305 Prosperity Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55106
(651) 221-1480
School Hours: 9:30 - 4 p.m.
Breakfast-to-Go: 9:15-9:30

Upper Campus (grades 2-5):
1760 Ames Place
St. Paul, MN  55106
(651) 221-1480
School Hours: 9:40 - 4:10 p.m.
Breakfast-to-Go: 9:25-9:40

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