Welcome to LFSF

Why choose LFSF

We believe there are many reasons to make the LFSF choice.

The Lycée Français de San Francisco (LFSF) is an independent school, and the leading French immersion school in the SF Bay Area.

At LFSF, our 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.

We provide a unique educational program accredited by the French Ministry of Education that helps our 1,000+ preschool through 12th grade students build confidence and adaptability in their ever-changing world.

With their French and US diplomas, our graduates carry the excellence of the education they received and the spirit of openness, curiosity and integrity shaped at LFSF.

"I love that the Lycée has a very tightly-knit community - everybody was greeting one another in the hallways! Mathieu answered all of my questions and I left with better sense of the education offered at the school.

I have since attended other school tours, and I have to say, I appreciate that the Lycée attracts a noticeably diverse community of families. Visiting monolingual schools has also confirmed how much I value multilingual education - it is #1 on my wish-list for a school (...). I can't envision another path for our unique, bilingual, Mexican-American family."

Prospective School Parent

helping you make the decision that's right for you!

Our Admissions team is here to help you make the right choice for your child and your family. We encourage you to contact us and arrange a visit to tell us more about your child's individual learning needs and your educational plan.


[Article] The gift of Biligualism starts early!

An infant study led by the York University Lifespan Cognitive Development Lab on the benefits of bilingualism on pre-verbal infants is getting momentum in the media. We asked Ashley Chung who visited us last fall for the Bilingual Fair, to explain its findings.

Open learning: au Lycée Français de San Francisco, on réinvente l’école

Open Learning, ce sont toutes les activités et initiatives qui permettent d’élargir les apprentissages au-delà du monde traditionnel de l’éducation, offrant ainsi à la salle de classe la possibilité de s’articuler harmonieusement et stratégiquement avec le monde économique et social qui l’entoure. 

The Early Learning Program at LFSF

Early education has been a priority and a specificity of the French education program for many years. The skills acquired by children during the very first years at school are important for their academic future and their social development.

How to best prepare your child : the benefits of bilingualism

What skills do children need today to become positive actors of their global generation? That is a question most parents come to address when considering schools for their kids. In the vast selection of options available in the Bay Area, multilingual schools like LFSF provide children with a true advantage.

The accreditation, an added value

Our unique educational program is accredited by the French Ministry of Education, which guarantees the quality and rigor of its French component. Our English program also is very challenging and allows students to graduate with a US High School diploma as well as a French Baccalaureat.

long lasting results

Our graduates are accepted to prestigious universities throughout the world. As students of independent schools they have a great likelihood of completing their bachelor’s degrees and graduate degrees.

all are welcome

LFSF strives to be an inclusive school and, with over 50 different nationalities represented, our community is very internationally diverse. Our school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, social status, religion, ability, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, marital status, sex or age in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial assistance and other school administered programs.

See the LFSF Diversity Statement