San Diego French American School

6550 Soledad Mountain Rd,
La Jolla, CA, 92037-0921
Tel: (858)456-2807
Grades: NS - 8 | 366 students
San Diego French-American School (SDFAS) is a pre-elementary, kindergarten, and 1st - 8th grade school offering a French and English curriculum.
The school prepares the students to enter a French, international, or an American high school.
SDFAS is part of a network of 480 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 Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 8
Year Founded 1988

Student Body

Total Students 366 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 28%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade San Diego French American School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
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 $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 11%
Average Financial Aid Grant $3,000
Acceptance Rate 90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Virginia Berracasa
Admissions Associate Babeth Esterly

School Notes:

    • Transportation
    • Extended Day Care
    • Hot lunch service
    • After School Activities

    Profile last updated: 10/09/2012

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 Mission Bay Montessori Academy (1.2 miles away)
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  • La Jolla All Hallows Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    2390 Nautilus St
    La Jolla , CA , 92037
    (858)459-6074
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.1  mi  |  246  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • La Jolla
    The Evans School
    (Nonsectarians)
    6510 La Jolla Scenic Drive S
    La Jolla , CA , 92037
    (858)459-2066
    (Nonsectarians)
    0.2  mi  |  129  students  |  Gr.  K-6
  • La Jolla
    The Childrens School
    (Nonsectarians)
    2225 Torrey Pines Lane
    La Jolla , CA , 92037
    (858)454-0184
    (Nonsectarians)
    1.1  mi  |  250  students  |  Gr.  NS-8
  • San Diego Mission Bay Montessori Academy
    Montessori School (Nonsectarians)
    2640 Soderblom Avenue
    San Diego , CA , 92122
    (858)457-5895
    Montessori School (Nonsectarians)
    1.2  mi  |  416  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • La Jolla The Gillispie School
    (Nonsectarians)
    7380 Girard Avenue
    La Jolla , CA , 92037
    (858)459-3773
    (Nonsectarians)
    1.4  mi  |  288  students  |  Gr.  NS-6

School Reviews

  • Recommended November 28, 2013 - 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

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