Welcome to 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 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.

The benefits of a bilingual education

Lycée Français de San Francisco (LFSF) 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).


As a private school, LFSF is driven by a unique mission. It is independently managed and financed. 



A unique school within an international network

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.

The AEFE network

LFSF | Voted Best of The Best by Bay Area Parents

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!

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.

LFSF Diversity Statement


"Our two children have been at the Lycee since nursery school (Ashbury campus) and are now in middle school and high school (Ortega campus). We selected the Lycee for the following reasons: it's the "French" French school, the teachers are top notch, the curriculum is rigorous, the college acceptance list is impressive, it's affordable as compared to other private schools, the class trips are amazing (e.g., Morocco, Mexico City...), there are a huge variety of programs (e.g., technovation for girls), the campuses are homey and safe, classroom sizes are small, the administration is efficient and caring, and the community is open and vibrant. Our children are perfectly bilingual (and becoming trilingual), have close friends, and are on the path to being multicultural global citizens."Current Parent | Review found on Niche 

LFSF, the right choice for many families

LFSF @ Sausalito : bilingual education with a Marin flair

This year, our dynamic admissions team has been meeting with a growing number of families moving to Marin in search of a different lifestyle. The attraction of our open campus, safely tucked away, all on one level, filled with light, offering lots of green and open spaces, increasingly seduces families who, for some, make the choice of this campus, even when residing in the city!

LFSF@ Sausalito : A local reference for more than 50 years

Sausalito Currents | Sept 2019
Although LFSF is the first choice of many French and francophone parents in the Bay Area, it also attracts diverse and internationally minded families who want to give their child the gift of bilingualism.

"We chose a French school for our daughter – and we’re not French!"

When LFSF parents Jennielyn and Jaime ROSSI were looking for a preschool for their daughter, they were drawn to the LFSF bilingual education and curriculum. Today Gigi is in Gr1 and her academic and social development have been remarkable. "She is growing up in a multilingual environment that places great value in providing young people with a strong foundation of academic, social, emotional and physical skills".


2019 College Matriculations

Congratulations to our Seniors for their well-deserved and mindfully chosen college acceptances! Their results are reflective of their character, talent and hard work : they make us proud!

Read More about 2019 College Matriculations


ABOUT 950+ Students

1 : 2

1 EDUCATION, 2 Diplomas



minimum age to start at LFSF


SUCCESS at the Baccalaureat


Average number of nationalities

3 to 5

languages spoken by LFSF Students


in the global learning program

1st Choice



(last update June 2019)

Total enrollment: 949
Number of students on the Ashbury Campus: 403
Number of students on the Ortega Campus: 379
Number of students on the Sausalito Campus: 167


Total teaching faculty: 99
Bachelor degrees: 60
Masters/PhDs: 39
Number of teachers on the Ashbury Campus: 36
Number of teachers on the Ortega Campus: 43
Number of teachers on the Sausalito Campus: 20