Applying to LFSF

ADMISSION STEPS

1. Submit your online application

Please start by your application process by submitting your Online Student Application.

Your $100 application fee will be processed online at the time of application.

Once you have submitted the application you will receive a list of additional required documents. Please note that all required application materials for 2019-2020 need to be submitted by January 13, 2019.

2. Parents/guardians, please schedule your visit

This meeting is an opportunity for you to share with us about your child, your educational goals, what it is that you are seeking in a school and how this might align with our program. Of course, this also is an excellent time to ask any questions that you may have about the admissions process or our school.

Visits with the admissions team are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Once the application is received, a team member will contact you to schedule your visit.

3. Students, let's meet and come see the school

For Maternelle

Your child will be invited to join one of our play sessions at our Sausalito campus. This step is required and scheduled upon invitation once your application is complete.

For other levels

Applicants should expect to meet with an admission associate either in person or by skype.
Applicants applying to grades 9-12 who have not been attending an AEFE French Language Immersion school will be required to take a placement exam.

4. It's Decision Time

We will send out notification of our admission decisions in early March, based on a calendar agreed upon with the other private schools of the Bay Area. These dates vary by grade.

Please refer to our admissions calendar to check when we send out admissions decisions and when we need to have yours!

ENROLLMENT FEES

Please refer to our enrollment fees to prepare for this important commitment.

We are always ready for you!

Although the application deadline for the 2018-2019 school year is JAN 13th 2019, as many international school, we have an on-going application process. So do not hesitate to inquire and apply at any time!

NOT YET IN THE BAY AREA? NOT TO WORRY

Our application process will be slightly different than the one described above to better adjust to your situation. And we are only an email away to answer your questions!

The Admissions Calendar

We were extremely impressed with what we heard, saw and felt as we explored the school's classrooms and hallways.  Truly all of the children from pre-school through 5th grade seemed engaged, happy and safe and their teachers are clearly a big component of that.  We can very much picture our daughter (...) thriving in the environment you have worked so hard to create.

Prospective parent

WHAT GRADE SHOULD WE APPLY FOR

This chart will help you identify the right grade for your child. You will note that our system has different cut off dates as we consider the year of birth (calendar year) not the American academic year for admissions.

My child was born in

2017201620152014201320122011

Eligible to enroll in 2017-2018

LPE ( SAU)

PS • PreS

MS • PreK

GS • K

CP • Gr1 | FLI

Eligible to enroll in 2018-2019

LPE (SAU)

PS • PreS

MS • PreK

GS • KCP • Gr1 | FLICE1 • Gr2 | FLI

Eligible to enroll in 2019-2020

LPE (SAU)

PS • PreS

MS • PreK

GS • K

CP • Gr1 | FLI

CE1 • Gr2 | FLI

CE2 • Gr3 |FLI

Eligible to enroll in 2020-2021

PS • PreS

MS • PreK

GS • K

CP • Gr1 | FLI

CE1 • Gr2 | FLI

CE2 • Gr3 |FLI

CM1 • Gr4 |FLI

The Lycée Français de San Francisco admits students of any race, color, religion, disability, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and national or ethnic origin and accords to them all the privileges, programs, and activities at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial assistance programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.