Bienvenue à L'Etoile du Nord!

It has been said that a second language is one of the best gifts a parent can give a child. L’Etoile du Nord French Immersion (LNFI) is the only French immersion school in St. Paul. Our goal is to have all of our students speak and understand French by grade 5. From there, they can continue French studies through middle and high school. Learn more...

School News


Photo of our guest students from France arriving at MSP

Visiting Students from France

Please welcome the 10 visiting students and their teacher from France.  They are staying with LNFI families for 2 weeks (February 6-20), attending classes in 4th and 5th grade, and visiting various sites around the Twin Cities.

If you see them, be sure to say "Bonjour et Bienvenue!"

School Tours

We offer school tours to prospective families. Come see what a morning at LNFI looks like! Please consult the school calendar for upcoming dates. 

Please call the office for more information or to sign-up.


NAAPID on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 

National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID) is a day for parents to come to their child's school, see what their day is like and to support their child's educational future.

Principal's Newsletter

Learn about all the great things happening @ LNFI in the February edition of the Principal's Newsletter.

Click here to download.


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.

Access Principal's Welcome Page

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
Phone: 651-744-1050
Attendance: 651-744-1053

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
Phone: 651-744-6970
Attendance: 651-744-6973

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