Lycée Français de San Francisco (LFSF)

1201 Ortega Street,
San Francisco, CA, 94122-0941
Tel: (415)661-5232
Grades: NS - 12 | 710 students
The Lycée Français de San Francisco (LFSF) is the only total immersion French school in the Bay Area, preparing tomorrow's global citizens to enter competitive universities in the United States and around the world.
LFSF welcomes students PreK1 through Grade 12 and follows a curriculum that is established and overseen by the French Ministry of Education.
Our school is ideal for engaged, curious learners who seek academic challenge.
We have three campuses, two in San Francisco and one in Marin.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. State or regional independent school association
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Other special emphasis association(s)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 12
Year Founded 1967

Student Body

Total Students 710 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 23%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade Lycée Français de San Francisco (LFSF)  Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 85 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 20 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Betsy Brody
Admissions Associate Alain Lecloux

School Notes:

  • Our program is designed to provide our students with a structured, well-assimilated body of general knowledge while encouraging the development of analytical and critical thinking skills. Our unique curriculum fosters autonomy, initiative, self-esteem and the respect of others through cooperation and responsibility. As a result of a Lycée education, students are culturally literate, adept critical thinkers, prepared for college and capable of conducting themselves with ease anywhere in the world. We have high expectations of the school, of the teachers, and of the students. LFSF offers the children of multiculturally minded Bay Area families a rigorous curriculum focused on French-language immersion and academic excellence. Following the French national system, this PreK1 through 12th grade program exceeds all requirements set by both France and the United States, and provides full preparation for both European and North American colleges and universities. The diverse and international nature of our students and faculty/staff fosters a spirit of commu¬nity and respect that prepares our students to be responsible global citizens. The Lycée has three campuses, two in San Francisco and one in Sausalito, a twenty-minute drive north of the Golden Gate Bridge. The San Francisco campuses house classes from preschool to Grade 5 (Ashbury), and from Grades 6 - 12 (Ortega).
  • Profile last updated: 06/25/2013

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The nearest high school is Russian-American International School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Russian-American International School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Parkside Preschool & Kindergarten (0.7 miles away)
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