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

Bus Route Changes

Starting TUESDAY, December 2, the times for all of our bus stops have changed. In the morning, they will be generally 3 minutes earlier, and in the evening they arrive back generally 5 minutes later. 

Please look in your child's backpack Monday, 12/1 for the new route copies.

If you have questions, please call the office at 651-221-1480.

Host Families Wanted

Interested in hosting a visiting exchange student from France next May?  

Dowload the flyer to learn more.

Cards for a Cause

We are starting our annual Cards for a Cause Fundraiser to raise funds for the 5th grade trip to France in the Spring. 

There are 3 different boxes of handmade, individually greeting cards to sell. Each box sells for $30 and there are 30 cards per box - at just $1 per card, they are a great value. LNFI will get $13 back for each card box you sell to fund extra excursions, buses, and other things for the 5th grade trip to France. The cards make fantastic gifts.

All orders and money should be returned by December 5th.

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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