La Petite Ecole is a gentle yet stimulating introduction to school for kids as early as age 2
“A hidden jewel of a school” - LFSF parent
On any given day, when you visit the campus of the Lycée Français de San Francisco safely tucked away in the Sausalito hills, you may run into 2 year old students in the school garden—cleverly named “Califleurie” by the students themselves—as they learn to grow and harvest the vegetables they will later use to prepare their homemade soup.
You may also find preschoolers painting outside while others are exchanging on an activity, learning coding with colorful “bee-bots”—fun to use robots for preschoolers—or meditating during yoga.
Preschoolers are discussing an activity in English
Through all these fascinating activities, one aspect remains constant: it all happens in two languages!
The unique character of the LFSF lies in its strong focus on languages.
For over 50 years, LFSF has been a leader in multilingual education and is today the only Bay Area school offering a truly multilingual, multicultural education organized through an International Section program from Primary through High School that successfully leads students to the French Bac and its international option.
In addition to English and French, LFSF students learn a third language as early as grade 5 and often graduate speaking 4 to 5 languages. Through a rigorous and worldly acclaimed academic program that fosters critical thinking, they practice from a very early age looking at the world through many lenses, practically bridging cultures and thriving in an internationally diverse community.
This rich learning environment is further completed with a wide range of programs in middle and high school that contribute to making students fully at ease in the world (Global Learning), in a business context (Start‘up Lycée), in an innovation lab (First LEGO league) or even on stage (using our state of the art Theater, the TLF), all together well prepared to succeed in the university of their choice.
As students progress through the school, they are encouraged to question, create and explore the world they live in, making them true actors of their own education.
Gr 10 students are making lunch during their service learning trip to Peru last spring.
The best way to learn more is to come and visit
...but don’t expect to be invited to an open house!
As no two families are alike, prospective parents are encouraged to peruse the school website, schedule a private visit and meet one-on-one with the admissions team to explore how they may offer their child the gift of a multilingual education.