Celebrating Diversity • Practicing Inclusion

DIVERSITY STATEMENT

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice are core values of the Lycée Français de San Francisco. Our commitment to diversity in all forms is rooted in our belief that engaging with unfamiliar ideas, perspectives, cultures, languages, and people creates the conditions for intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, empathy, and growth needed to drive positive change in the world.

By joining LFSF, members of our community commit to respecting, valuing, and celebrating the diversity and uniqueness of our students, teachers, staff and families, and to foster equitable, safe, and inclusive learning and working experiences for all.

Our community is made of many ethnicities, ancestries, colors, religions, gender identities, family structures, disabilities, sexual orientations, socioeconomic backgrounds, learning differences, and perspectives. We therefore commit to actively seeking and welcoming diversity in all forms, to building a community of care and solidarity standing against racism and hate, and to cultivating a culture of belonging to continue making our school competitive, vibrant and inclusive.

LGBTQ+

At LFSF, our focus is on creating an environment of not only tolerance, but of acceptance. No one wants to be singled out for being different, which is why our students pride themselves on being open, honest, and comfortable with their peers. The LGBTQ+ Club at LFSF is an example of how our students create a safe space where students are never afraid to be themselves, and to express their individuality to their fullest! Regardless of orientation, students are encouraged to join to help further the concept of acceptance and uniqueness within the LGBTQ+ community!

Title IX Notice of Nondiscrimination

Effective as of August 14, 2020

In accordance with the requirements set forth in Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), Lycée Français de San Francisco (LFSF) provides this notice of nondiscrimination and states that LFSF does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities, including with respect to admission and employment. The complete LFSF Title IX Compliance Policy is available here. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the APUS Title IX Coordinator, or the Office for Civil Rights at the United States Department of Education. LFSF’s Title IX Coordinator is Cloris M. Henry.  

Dr. Henry's contact information is listed below.
Cloris HENRY, Ed.D., Chief Operating Officer (Direct line : 415.213.7623)

Diversity, equity and inclusion are core values of the Lycée Français de San Francisco. By joining LFSF, members of our international community commit to embrace and respect the diversity of our students, teachers and families. Our international community is made up of people of many ancestries, races, colors, religions, gender identities, family structures, disabilities, sexual orientations, learning difficulties and socio economic backgrounds. Actively embracing these differences makes our school vibrant and inclusive.

Diversity of thought 

Exposure to diverse cultures, origins, political systems, and languages within our program fulfills our mission of global citizenship.

Ethnic and national diversity:

LFSF students represent more than 71 ethnicities and nationalities from throughout the Bay Area and abroad.

Socioeconomic diversity:

30% of our students receive some form of financial assistance. Maintaining socioeconomic diversity is a priority for LFSF.

In addition to external financial assistance provided by the French Ministry of Education to families in need, LFSF administers its own financial aid program for selected students based on need.

Cultural and language diversity:

Students often speak 1 or 2 languages upon entering the school and graduate with fluency in at least 3 languages, with most fluent in 4 or 5 languages. All students begin studying a third language in Grade 6 and carry it through Grade 12. Students also have the option of starting Latin in Middle school and continuing as a fourth language in High school.

RESOURCES

DEIJ News

2021 DEIJ Parent Workshop : the Follow up

Last month, LFSF parents were invited to attend an interactive, 90 minutes workshop with Dr. Derrick GAY to explore foundational DEIJ themes such as intercultural competency, identity, diversity, inclusion, and equity in French and U.S. settings and how to apply strategies to discuss these important values with children. Today, we are following up with Dr. Derrick GAY and with George-Axelle Broussillon Matschinga, the LFSF Board Trustee who is spearheading the DEIJ Committee at LFSF.

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice: An LFSF Parent Workshop

MAY 18 @ 6pm | LEARN MORE | REGISTER
LFSF parents are invited to attend an interactive, 90 minutes long workshop with Dr. Derrick GAY. Dr. GAY will focus on foundational themes such as intercultural competency, identity, diversity, inclusion, and equity in French and US settings and how to apply strategies to discuss these important values with children.

Read More about Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice: An LFSF Parent Workshop