San Diego French American School

6550 Soledad Mountain Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037-0921
Tel: (858)456-2807
Grades: NS-8 | 345 students
SDFAS - Contact the admissions office for further information:
SDFAS - Contact the admissions office for further information:
San Diego French-American School (SDFAS) is a pre-elementary, kindergarten, and 1st - 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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western States 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 345 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
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 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 15 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $14,250
Tuition Notes Pre-K0 - $14,250 + 700 fees PK1,PK2 & K & 1-5th: 13,250 + 700 fees 6th - 8th: 14,250 + 900 fees
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $3,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Virginia Berracasa
Admissions Associate Babeth Esterly

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: 08/04/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Bishop's School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is All Hallows Academy (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Evans School (0.2 miles away)
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  • La Jolla
    All Hallows Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: KG-8 | 238 students
    0.1 miles
    2390 Nautilus St
    La Jolla, CA 92037
  • La Jolla
    Grades: PK-6 | 130 students
    0.2 miles
    6510 La Jolla Scenic Dr S
    La Jolla, CA 92037
  • La Jolla
    Grades: NS-8 | 230 students
    1.1 miles
    2225 Torrey Pines Lane
    La Jolla, CA 92037
  • San Diego
    Grades: PK-6 | 416 students
    1.2 miles
    2640 Soderblom Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92122
  • La Jolla
    Grades: NS-6 | 291 students
    1.4 miles
    7380 Girard Avenue
    La Jolla, CA 92037

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, 07/24/15

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