Tuition and other fees

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Giving your child the gift of bilingualism in one of the best immersion school of the Bay Area is your priority. It is also an investment in a region where the cost of living is remarkably high.

It has been the objective of our Board of Trustees to limit tuition increase and closely align it with our operational costs therefore keeping them below most private schools in the Bay Area.

In addition, LFSF has purposely increased its scholarship budget over the last five years and we are happy to report that close to 20% of our families can benefit from some level of financial aid.


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).


SCHOOL TUITION School Year 2020 - 2021
  • Petite Ecole [Part Time] | Petite Ecole [Matinées] : $18,310 
  • Petite Ecole + Happy Play : $25,520
  • Preschool to Gr 5 | PS au CM2  :  $25,520
  • Gr 6 to Gr 8 | de la 6eme à la 4eme :  $27,090
  • Gr 9 to Gr 12 | de la 3eme à la Terminale : $33,490

By law, students who do not have a parent/guardian residing in the United States are required to pay tuition in full prior to obtaining his/her student U.S. visa.

Fees required at time of enrollment


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

One-time enrollment fee

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

Tuition deposit 

A $2,500 deposit on tuition deductible from tuition, is required to secure your student's space. That deposit is non-refundable.

Early Bird Discount

Families opting to pay full tuition before June 1st can benefit from the Early Bird as listed below:

  • Petite Ecole (half day): $180
  • Primary through Middle school: $260
  • High school: $340

This discount does not apply to: 

  • families receiving scholarship
  • tuitions paid by companies
  • staff members receiving tuition discount


Sibling Discount

Except when tuition fees are paid by an employer, LFSF families qualify for a $1,300 tuition discount per child starting from the second child enrolled.

The sibling discount does not apply

  • when tuition is covered by employer.
  • To Petite Ecole students



2020-2021 | DAYCARE FEES

2020-2021 Fees 

Smart Option A 

  • Unlimited use until 6pm: Monday thru Friday, mornings and afternoons 
  • The flat rate is $2,070. This is an early bird rate, only valid through AUG 20.

Smart Option B  

  • Unlimited use until 5pm : Monday thru Friday, mornings and afternoons 
  • The flat rate is $1,380. This is an early bird rate, only valid through AUG 20.

Drop in and Late Pick up Rate will be communicated later. 


  • Enrollment to yearly daycare option is non-refundable

  • Daycare option swap is not possible during the school-year

  • Enrollment opens in May closes on AUG 30 


  • By US valid credit card only

  • One payment in full or
    One payment at registration + 9 installments starting SEPT 01.

Other discretionary fees

Parents may opt to enroll to other services, such as Study Hall, Bus transportation, or Hot Lunches.

Prices and conditions for registration will be communicated later.