Introducing the international track

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LFSF is adding an IB* powered international track to its offer: students and families can now choose between two tracks! Learn more here about the International Track to understand which one of these programs is a best fit for you!

Two tracks working together

The French track : language immersion

The French Track delivers the well regarded French immersion curriculum, composed of the French National curriculum and a solid US program.


The French Track leads to the international French Baccalaureate (Section internationale Americaine) as well as the US High School diploma.


The international track: language acquisition

The International Track proposes a rigorous English focused program with an outstanding French language acquisition curriculum. It is delivered using the International Baccalaureate (IB)* platform. 


The iTrack leads to a IB Bilingual diploma as well as the US High School diploma.


The international track at a glance

The International Track is a continuous program that, from Kindergarten/Gr1 to Gr12,  focuses on international-mindedness through multilingualism. Students study in English and are introduced to French, as we believe that communicating in more than one language helps students to appreciate that his or her own language, culture and world view are just one of many. 

The International track in Elementary school  
The program marks the start of the International Track. It develops caring and culturally aware children to become active participants in their own learning. It is developed under the PYP (Primary Years Program) of the International Baccalaureate program.

The International track in Middle School
Building a solid academic foundation, the program develops students’ confidence in managing their own learning and making connections between learning in the classroom and the real world. It is developed under the MYP (Middle Years Program) of the International Baccalaureate program.

The International track in High School 

  • Grade 9 and 10 : the MYP program extends into the first two years of High School.
  • Grade 11 and 12:  the future-ready DP (Diploma Program) program builds students’ inquiring mindset, fosters their desire to learn, and prepares them to excel at their careers and lead meaningful lives.
Continuous curriculum from preschool to life

Points of entry*

In Fall 2024*, the International Track will welcome students at several points of entry :

  • In K and Gr1, on the Sausalito campus
  • In Gr6 and 7, on the Ortega campus
  • In Gr9 , on the Ortega campus

At each level, students can start their international journey and expect a continuous program to their bilingual diploma.

*The full range of levels will gradually open within the next two years.


Overview of French and International tracks at LFSF

A winning partnership with the IB

Common DNA

  • A similar mission
    In choosing the International Baccalaureate approach to support its International Baccalaureate, LFSF was guided by its mission.
  • Like LFSF, the IB is a not-for-profit organization.
    It is independent of political and commercial interests, and its programs are offered in a hugely diverse range of schools around the world, both state and private, national and international, large and small.
  • A focus on Excellence
    The IB approach to learning is validated by international research and more than 45 years of practical experience.
  • The benefit of proven experience
    The International Track brings together the IB experience with the 50+yrs of LFSF demonstrated know-how in educating bilingual and global minded students
  • The valuable resource of an international network

    Similarly to the international AEFE network, the IB is globally renowned for its excellence. There are IB World Schools in over 150 countries/territories and over 5,000 IB World Schools worldwide. Universities across the globe recognize the strength of our Diploma Program (DP).

What do university admission officials and IB graduates say about the program

“It’s the most secure foundation available for successful college graduation.” Jonathan Burdick, Dean of College Admission, University of Rochester, USA

“This is an invaluable experience for a liberal arts education that emphasizes critical thinking.” Madhavi Menon, Director, Center for Studies in Gender and Sexuality and Professor of English, Ashoka University, Harayana, India

“When I entered my new college environment, my experience in IB gave me the foresight to understand the power of hard work and pushing through difficulty.” Alumnus Rachon Sweiss received his IB diploma from Granada Hills Charter High School in 2015.

“Learning in an IB environment involves critical thinking and depth of understanding, skills that are invaluable to making informed decisions in higher education and the workplace.”–Alumnus Byron Dolon received his IB diploma from the Shanghai American School, China.

*LFSF is a Candidate School* for the IB programs, pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that LFSF believes is important for our students.
*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP).  Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit