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How to apply

It is our goal to provide each family that applies to Lycee Français de San Francisco ample opportunity to become well-acquainted with our program and community. We are also very interested in getting to know your family and learning as much as we can about your child’s unique personality and gifts.

This chart will help you identify the grade your child can apply for. 


Thank you for your interest in Lycée Francais de San Francisco • LFSF. Please complete our online inquiry form to receive additional information about our school.


Our Open House series provides prospective parents with an exciting opportunity to learn more about the benefits and strengths of our programs, enjoy a guided tour with a Parent/Guardian Ambassador and meet members of our school leadership, faculty and admissions team who will be happy to answer your questions.

We encourage you to RSVP by completing our inquiry form promptly for an Open House, as space is limited.


All application materials should be submitted by January 15th, 2017.

Begin your application here.

Please make note that those materials required in addition to your application itself must be uploaded to our Dropbox account here by January 15th as well. The payment of your application fee ($100 USD) will processed online.

LFSF Application Requirements


Every *new* family applying their son or daughter to LFSF is required to complete a parent interview as a part of the application process.

Interviews are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning October 18 through January 13, at our office in Sausalito.

This interview 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 is also an excellent time to ask any questions you may have about the admissions process or our school. We look forward to getting to know you better!

Families applying from abroad will be interviewed via Skype.

Families who already have a child enrolled at LFSF are NOT required to complete a parent interview when applying subsequent children. 

Schedule your interview today.


  • For all local applicants: your child will be observed by a faculty member for 45 minutes, at our Sausalito campus on either Jan 28, Fev 4 or Fev 9 between 9 am and 4 pm. Your family will be assigned a date and given further instructions once you have submitted all other application materials.)

  • For all those applying to our French Language Immersion (FLI) program, a one-on-one observation and placement exam will be scheduled at your convenience once you have submitted your application.

  • For all applicants applying to Grades 9-12 who have not been attending an AEFE French Language Immersion school, a placement exam will be scheduled at your convenience.


We will send out notification of our admission decisions in early March

  • Preschool & Pre-K 
    snail mail March 7• email March 8

  • Grades K-8
    snail mail Mar 15 • email March 16

  • Grades 9-12
    snail mail March 16, email March 17

Note: These dates are agreed upon with the other private schools of the Bay Area


For admitted students, the new student enrollment deadlines are:  

  • Preschool-8 Thursday March 23

  • Grades 9-12  Friday March 24

Note: These dates are agreed upon with the other private schools of the Bay Area

    • 06/28 Summer Camp Begin 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM
    • 06/29 Summer Camp Begin 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM
    • 06/30 LFSF | Fiscal Year End 2016/2017
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