Lycée Français de San Francisco

LFSF J'adore, the series

This new video series tells the many (love) stories of our community, those from students, but also from the adults who surround them. Each is different, yet all express a common appreciation for our school and its community.


Emmanuel, became Head of School at LFSF in 2017. Prior to joining our school, he had worked all over the world : in Australia, China and France. He is convinced that education, and more so bilingual education, can really make a difference in the life of a student. One of his goals is for all children enrolled at LFSF to achieve their full potential. And since his arrival, he's already had many wonderful examples of that happening!


Emily and Ryan are proud LFSF parents. When moving to the Bay Area, they research their options in terms of school for their son Andrew and decided to enroll him at LFSF @SAU. He is now in Gr2/CE1 and his brother is following his footstep with the Happy Play program. Besides bilingualism, Ryan and Emily enjoy the way their children learn to be independent and organized. They both are very involved in the school as room parent (her) and Board Trustee (him). We invite you to learn more about their story.

S01 E12 | Xuebing

Xuebing is passionate about languages and it's one of the reasons why she chose to be a teacher. Besides Mandarin, she speaks French, English, two Chinese dialects, some Japanese and she is learning Spanish! Her students also have the opportunity to better understand the Chinese culture through events such as the Lunar New Year. Last year, the celebrations were memorable!

S01 E11 | Fabian

Meet Fabian, LFSF IT Director. His interest for technology (and his love for tech solutions and gadgets!) as well as his exceptional work during the pandemic naturally led him to build and oversee the IT team. Before that, Fabian had many lives: LFSF parent, professional photographer and LFSF communication manager. A jack of all trades, who's also perfectly fluent in German, English and French!

S01 E10 | Yufei

Yufei is a Chinese LFSF mom, her daughter Kelly is in MS B / Pre-K B on the ASH campus. Her family moved from NYC two years ago where they initiated their application to LFSF. At the time, they were looking for an academically strong school that values cultural diversity.
Two years later, Yufei explains they also found a very welcoming community and way more.

S01 E09 | Nathalie

Once upon a time, in a bilingual school, worked a French preschool teacher named Nathalie. Through the years she has also been the parent of a Lifer and is now an admissions associate. This magical fairy is perfectly bilingual : she speaks both the faculty and the administration languages and considers the LFSF community as her extended family. If you don't know her yet, make sure to... watch her video!

S01 E08 | Isabella

Isabella is in Gr 11, computer science is her passion. Last year, she was part of the team who won the CoderZ competition and this year, she started the "Girls who code" LFSF club! But it's not her only hobby...
If you want to know more about her and what she likes about her school, watch her video!

S01 E07 | Alexandre

Alexandre comes from the West Coast... of France. He only lived outside of Brittany once before joining the LFSF. Here, he enjoys teaching smaller groups of students so that he can tailor his pedagogy to each of them. As someone who used to teach in English in France and now teaches in French in the US. He appreciates the bilingual aspect of the curriculum.

S01 E05 | SÉO

Séo is in Gr 9. Fully satisfied with his experience at LFSF so far, Séo didn't even considered studying elsewhere than at LFSF High. He is passionate about many things : archery, programing, math problems, creative writing and digital art. He loves that he can pursue all his passions with the support of his teachers.


Abdellah BOUAZAMA joined LFSF last year. He speaks three languages : French, English and Amazigh (a Moroccan dialect). He grew up in Alsace, a French region with German influence, also close to Switzerland. This multicultural environment encouraged him to explore the world. Learn more about his life, his career and his LFSF story.

S01 E04 | NOA

Noa is a lifer and a senior at LFSF High. Her parents are French and choosing LFSF for their three children was a no brainer for them. During the summer 2021, her family was held back in France for visa purposes. But Noa, as a US citizen, decided to come back to the LFSF by herself to continue on at LFSF High.


Katia is a non-French speaking parent and a trustee. A few years ago, her family and her went through a traumatic event. And the LFSF community showed up for them. She will never forget the support they got and tells us how happy she is to have found her home at LFSF.


Today Nicolas is a Lifer, just like his mother before him. And yet... In Gr 8, he considered other options in the Bay Area. After a lot of exploring and thinking, he decided to stay at LFSF High. In this video, he explains why it was the right choice!

S01 E01 | AUGUST

We are opening the series with August, an LFSF High student (Gr 10) who started in Maternelle - a Lifer - , has no French at home, and who made the choice to complete his bilingual journey at LFSF. He explains his choice and tells his (love) story with his school.