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 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 366 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 28%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade San Diego French American School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 36 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 $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:

  • 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

Profile last updated: 12/17/2014

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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