Tuition and other fees

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 Year 2019- 2020
  • La Petite Ecole (8:30am to 12:30pm) : $17,520 | La Petite Ecole + Happy Play (8:30am to 5:30pm) 17,520 + 6,500 = $24,020
  • Preschool through Gr 5 : $24,420
  • Gr 6 through Gr 8 : $25,920
  • Gr 9 through Gr 12 : $32,040


Other Fees

You also may be billed for discretionary expenses that are not included in tuition such as:

After-school activities 

Study hall 


Hot lunches 

School bus service


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 

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


Note for unaccompanied students

By law, students who do not have a parent/guardian residing in the United States will be required to pay tuition in full prior to receipt of his/her student visa.

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 students are not eligible for tuition discount.