San Diego French American School

6550 Soledad Mountain Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037-0921
Tel: (858)456-2807
Grades: NS-8 | 358 students
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San Diego French-American School has a biliingual French and English program for preschool, elementary and middle school students. Students do not have to speak French at home. ESL and FLE for non-native English or French speakers. SDFAS also offers After School Activities, transportation, extended care, hot lunch, summer camp, homework help, sports leagues, theater, music, art.
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San Diego French-American School has a biliingual French and English program for preschool, elementary and middle school students. Students do not have to speak French at home. ESL and FLE for non-native English or French speakers. SDFAS also offers After School Activities, transportation, extended care, hot lunch, summer camp, homework help, sports leagues, theater, music, art.
San Diego French-American School (SDFAS) is a pre-elementary, kindergarten, and 1st through 8th grade school offering a French-American curriculum.
The school prepares the students to enter a French, international, or an American high school.
SDFAS is part of a network of 500 schools worldwide accredited by the French Ministry of National Education.
It is also accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and by the California Association of Independent Schools.
It's a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and is affiliated with Mission Laique, AEFE, and AFSA. Multi-lingual. Multi-talented.
World Ready.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded 1988

Student Body

Total Students 358 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
21%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade San Diego French American School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 39 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size 15 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $15,550
Tuition Notes PK0 (2 yrs) - $16,450 + 775 fees PK1,PK2 & K & 1-5th: 15,550 + 775 fees 6th - 8th: 14,250 + 900 fees
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant $4,000
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Virginia Berracasa
Admissions Associate Babeth Esterly

Sports

Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Volleyball

School Notes

  • Accelerated math curriculum
  • Full time or part time pre-elementary school program starting at age 2
  • Individualized programs to challenge students
  • French as a Foreign Language or English as a Foreign Language classes for beginners, grade 1 and up
  • Transportation
  • Extended Day Care
  • Hot lunch service
  • After School Activities
  • Children do not have to speak French at home to be considered for admission.
  • Saturday School for classes in Chinese, Spanish, Italian and French for students not enrolled at SDFAS.

Profile last updated: 01/28/2016

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School Reviews

My kids have been in the SDFAS since preschool, one of them has graduated last year and is now at La Jolla High. Not only has it been a nurturing and highly academic environment but we also felt supported at every step (we are not french speakers). As a result of my children are very aware about other cultures, have inquisitive minds and are good kids. The classes are small so their relationships are very close and they feel like they matter (and are not only a number). My son had no problem transitioning to La Jolla High, was placed on some advance classes and has no problem getting A's. Best decision we made!!
- Posted by Parent, 05/17/16
SDFAS is an outstanding school. The classes are small, the teachers are great and the school community very close. I love that my sons are learning in two languages and are exposed to a very international culture. They have been at the school for 7 years, and it is wonderful to watch them grow in this nurturing, yet highly stimulating and challenging environment. In a world that is becoming more international by the second, I believe that the education that SDFAS provides is about as close to ideal as you can get.
- Posted by Parent, 04/15/16
My children (preschool age) have both started school at San Diego French American school over the past 2 years. We love it!! My husband and I lived in France for a year in college and it was an amazing experience we wanted to share with our children. SDFAS is a truly international community. Not only do the kids learn french (without an accent), but they are also exposed to new friends and different viewpoints from all over the world. Another thing we love at the school - all the lesson plans are amazing and specific to different educational goals. The day is quite structured, but the lesson plans include a variety of activities (i.e. pre-reading, math, science experiments, gardening, art, cooking and obstacle courses). I cannot recommend this school highly enough!!!
- Posted by Parent, 04/15/16
We love SDFAS! We started in Kindergarten and were warmly welcomed into the school community by a core group of families that had been here through preschool. Not speaking French at home has made it really fun to hear our son speak. This isn't high school French- it's the real deal. The school is excellent, the families and community around it are awesome, and hearing 4-5 different languages as parents drop off their kids changes the elementary school experience. It's been wonderful and we're excited about the years ahead! Join Us!
- Posted by Parent, 04/15/16

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