Applying • Early Learning
Your $100 application fee will be processed online at the time of application.
Along with your application you will be asked to submit additional documents.
The first Admissions Committee of the season will only consider complete applications submitted by Monday January 13, 2020 at noon.
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.
Your child will be invited to join one of our play sessions at our Sausalito campus.
This important step is required for your application to be considered by the admissions committee.
It is 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.
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 check the admissions calendar for decisions dates and deadlines.
- My child was born in 2019
- My child was born in 2018
- My child was born in 2017
- My child was born in 2016
LFSF follows the French system and the cut off dates for entry are different to those in the American system. At LFSF, we consider the full year of birth (Jan 01 - Dec 31) rather than the academic year (Sept 01 - Aug 31). Therefore the cutoff birth date for entry is Dec. 31.
Don't get lost in translation!
Here is a useful resource for translating French grades into US grades.
- LPE (La Petite Ecole) : Age 2 program
- PS (Petite Section): Preschool
- MS (Moyenne Section): Pre-K
- GS (Grande Section): K
- CP (Cours préparatoire) : Gr 1
- CE1 : Gr 2
- CE2 : Gr 3
- CM1: Gr 4
- CM2: Gr 5
- 6eme: Gr 6
- 5eme: Gr 7
- 4eme: Gr 8
- 3eme: Gr 9
- 2nde: Gr 10
- 1ere: Gr 11
- Terminale : Gr 12
You are looking for ressources to use at home to prepare your child for school at LFSF. Here are a few ideas:
SHOWS watch on YouTube
An App : STORY PLA’R
To listen to stories in French
BOOKs to read together
- POP A L’ECOLE
- L’ECOLE DE LEON
- P’TIT LOUP RENTRE A L´ECOLE
- LE PREMIER JOUR D’ECOLE
- LA RENTREE DE CHARLOTTE AUX FRAISES
- 7 HISTOIRES POUR AIMER LA MATERNELLE
- ALEXANDRE VA A L’ECOLE
- L’IMAGIER DE BALI: UNE JOURNEE A L’ECOLE
- JULIETTE VA A L’ECOLE
- A LA MATERNELLE AVEC MIMI
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.
Life doesn't always follow our school calendars!
Like most international school, we're accepting applications at any time of the year and have a rolling admission.
If you are interested in enrolling a sibling for the 2020-2021 school year, or are working at LFSF and would like to apply for your child, please make sure to apply early and before NOV 15.
Every year, between January and April, Bay Area Parent organizes a reader survey to identify and recognize the best private schools in the Bay Area. Schools are organized by category and by region: San Francisco/ Marin, Peninsula, East Bay and Silicon Valley.
This year, as in 2018, LFSF won gold for the best Language Immersion School in the San Francisco and Marin regions!
Thank you to all of you who voted to support LFSF : your endorsement is golden!
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.