Lycee Français de San Francisco (LFSF) - Sausalito campus

Tel: (415)661-5232
  • Lycee Francais de San Francisco (LFSF) is the only complete immersion French school in the Bay Area, preparing students from many different nationalities and backgrounds to succeed in both the French and the Amercian school system and enter competitive universities in North America, Europe and around the world.
  • LFSF welcomes children from age 2 through 5th grade in its beautiful Sausalito campus, then from 6th through 12th grade in the San Francisco location.
  • The curriculum follows the rigorous and broad French curriculum and is completed by a strong English program that allows students to get their High School diploma at the end of 11th grade.
  • Non French-speakers can join the school between the ages of 2 and 5 (Preschool and Kindergarten).
  • We are a truly multicultural environment, with students from many different nationalities coming together to engage in a proven college preparatory curriculum.
  • LFSF is ideal for engaged, active learners who are not afraid of academic challenge.
  • We have three campuses, two in San Francisco and one in Marin.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other special emphasis association(s)
National Independent Private Schools Association
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-5

Student Body

Total Students 203 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 43%
Students by Grade Lycee Français de San Francisco  (LFSF) - Sausalito campus Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 15 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $20,560
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Lucie Duffort
Admissions Associate Alain Lecloux

School Notes

  • Lycee Francais de San Francisco offers a unique opportunity for young children to learn and grow in a truly international environment. LFSF operates on three campuses: primary and secondary schools in San Francisco, and a new, fully renovated primary school campus in Sausalito. From a very young age, our students learn to express themselves as curious and motivated learners, exchanging cultural and linguistic perspectives within a rich and diverse student body representing 65 nationalities and 35 languages overall. 
  • LFSF teaches children about the world by immersing its students in language and culture from day one. We accept students based on the calendar year, so Preschool can begin as early as 2 years for September through December birthdays. Non-francophones are able to integrate Preschool, PreK and Kindergarten classrooms, and are prepared to begin 1st grade in full immersion. Our young learners flourish in a program that fosters self-awareness and develops respect for others. Lyce Franais de San Francisco strives to promote initiative, autonomy, cooperation and individual responsibility, all the while preparing its littlest students for the structure of elementary school through art, pre-reading, writing, math and science activities, developmentally appropriate physical challenges, routine, focused tasks, and social learning. Whether they continue through Kindergarten, fifth grade or twelfth, our students find themselves uniquely ready for tomorrow`s world.
  • The benefit of France`s renowned centralized curriculum is that all students are prepared for college success through an established curriculum that sets high expectations and teaches students to think logically and clearly. The uniform curriculum and teaching methods of the French system allow children to transfer easily from one French school to another as their families move from San Francisco to Hong Kong, London, Moscow or Paris. For families who stay in the Bay Area, LFSF is a single solution to students` education, preparing the youngest to grow as open and curious learners from Preschool up through receipt of their US High School Diploma, Baccalaureate, or even OIB.

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