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San Francisco Bay Area
American and French curriculums
Bilingual
Ages 2 to 18

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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and French
Native English and French teachers
Extra languages (other than English and French)
Class sizes Average 19 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: $27,060
to: $35,500
This school has more than one campus in San Francisco Bay Area:
Ortega Campus: Ages 11 to 18

Address: 1201 Ortega Street San Francisco, CA 94122, USA

Ashbury Campus: Ages 5 to 11

Address: 755 Ashbury Street San Francisco, CA 94117, USA

Sausalito Campus: Ages 2 to 11

Address: 610 Coloma Street Sausalito, CA 94965, USA

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Number of students

Ashbury Campus: 370
Sausalito Campus: 170
Ortega Campus: 350

Number of nationalities represented in the school

55

Most common nationality

F/US

Max. number of students per class

20 to 25

Average number of students per class

Ashbury Campus: 18
Sausalito Campus: 18
Ortega Campus: 20

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes, in Preschool

Native English and French speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English and French

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish, Mandarin, German, Latin

Use of technology in the classroom

All classrooms are equipped to allow for easy and full experience remote learning and concurrent learning.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes!

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, incrementally, depending on the grade.

Approximate hours of homework given

It varies from a few minutes in Elementary to a greater amount in High School.

Uniform required

No.

Waiting list

Yes, for some levels, and more often for preschool grades.

Entry evaluation for students

Applications to Preschool will be observed through play sessions. From Elementary grades on, applicants will either provide school reports to confirm language proficiency or will be tested.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Play sessions in Preschool allow academic teams to anticipate the developmental level of each applicants for an easier on-boarding. In higher grades, assessments are done by teachers to confirm the level of language proficiency to optimize the applicant's chances to thrive in our bilingual environment.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Jan 15, 2022 for 2022-2023 school year.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%

External examinations or assessments available

French Exams: DNB in Gr 9 and French Baccalaureat in High School.

Results in these examinations

100% success

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

We have a team of full time specialists (Speech therapist, Learning specialist), and school psychologists on each campus.

Learning support offered

Students can receive a wide range of personalized services on campus, and our support teams can be the liaison between our teachers and outside specialists.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

LFSF provides a rigorous and challenging educational program in both French and English. But teaching can and is adapted to each child based on his/her skills and needs. Our organization through cycles (groups of 3 years) provides additional flexibility for children to be fully engaged and adequately challenged.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

8:00 am

School finish time

3:00pm

Supervised care before/after school

Yes

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

LFSF offers many clubs and activities on each campus.

School provided lunches

Parents can order lunches through outside catering services that are delivered to the classroom.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

It depends on the caterer.

Sports activities included

Physical activity and sports are part of the daily life from preschool, through tumbling session, to High School where a wide range of sports can be practiced. Judo, fencing, are two of our signature activities.

Sports facilities at the school

Each campus has outdoor spaces allowing for physical education. Students are also bused to nearby facilities or sports grounds.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Lycée Français de San Francisco, LFSF is an independent international school, and a leading French immersion school in the San Francisco Bay Area.
LFSF provides a unique educational program accredited by the French Ministry of Education that allows our Preschool through High School students build confidence and adaptability in an ever-changing world.

Teaching approach of the school

LFSF's objective is to inspire future generations to make positive and impactful contributions to our world through a multilingual and multicultural education that lasts a lifetime.

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