Tuition and other fees

We understand that the greatest investment a family can make is in the education of its children and that the offering a multilingual education to your children is your priority. This is our motivation for keeping our tuition fees closely aligned with our operational costs therefore keeping them below most private schools in the Bay Area.

In addition, about 20% of our families receive need-based financial assistance.


Lycée Français de San Francisco is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization registered with the State of California and accredited by the French government, as well as by CAIS (California Association of Independent Schools), and WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges).

2019 2020 Tuition fees

  • La Petite Ecole : $17,520
  • Preschool through Gr 5 : $24,420
  • Gr 6 through Gr 8 : $25,920
  • Gr 9 through Gr 12 : $32,040

* As a transitional measure, students enrolled in 6th through 8th grades at LFSF as of the end of the 2016/17 school year, who remain continuously enrolled at LFSF through 9th grade, will pay the tuition applicable to 6th to 8th grade students for 9th grade.

Sibling Discount

Except when tuition fees are paid by an employer, LFSF families qualify for a 5% tuition discount per child starting from the second child enrolled (Petite Ecole enrollees are not eligible).


Enrollment is confirmed upon reception of the signed Enrollment Agreement, along with the following payments.

One-time enrollment fee

A one time, $2,000 enrollment fee is required per child at time of enrollment. This fee is non-refundable and non-deductible from tuition.


Tuition deposit for 2019 2020

A $2,500 deposit on tuition deductible from tuition, is required to secure each student's space. That deposit is non-refundable.
A student who does not have a parent/guardian residing in the United States must pay tuition in full prior to receipt of his/her student visa.


Other Fees

You also may be billed for discretionary expenses that are not included in tuition such as: extra-curricular activities, study hall, daycare, hot lunches and inter-campus school bus service.