rotate phone
Rotate to Portrait View for Best Results

Immersion in Pre-Elementary

Many cultures. Several languages.
One exceptional education.

Pre-K Programs Kindergarten

Immersive Learning

Achieving success in today’s global society requires a multi-faceted education.

Our Preschool teachers

Passionate and inspiring

A day in our preschool

Immersion in fun learning activities

The day starts with ”circle time” which will allow your child to develop listening skills and vocabulary along with the ability to communicate in French on topics that motivate them. It's also a time for songs and story-telling. Imagine your child coming home with songs and poems in French! At that age, learning a new language is a piece of cake and their pronunciation is as good as a native speaker.

Visit our beautiful preschool in La Jolla

Children play and learn in a safe and nurturing learning space

International Learning Community

World Class Education

Download the free booklet:
Fluent in Success

A bilingual activity booklet for your child

Veronique Bevali

Véronique Bevali

Pre-Elementary Director

Véronique Bevali

Pre-Elementary Director

Mrs. Bevali began her teaching career at Lycée Longchamps in Marseilles and later in La Ciotat. She received a baccalaureate in Literature and holds a Master’s degree from the University of Aix-en-Provence, and became a certified teacher for the French Ministry of Education. Véronique is fluent in French, English, Italian, and possesses a solid knowledge of Spanish.

Véronique moved to the U.S. and joined the French-American International School of Phoenix. During her twelve-year tenure there, she worked as a pre-elementary and elementary teacher before becoming the director of the French program. She played an important role in the growth of the school, developing the curriculum and program, hiring and training teachers, and working with French authorities for the accreditation of the bilingual program. Véronique obtained certification as a pre-school director in Arizona, strengthening her experience in providing bilingual education for young children.

Véronique strongly believes in the importance of learning languages at an early age and promotes project and inquiry-based teaching, using the latest research in education and neuroscience to provide children with a challenging and supportive learning environment that takes into account emotional and social development as well as academic growth. Véronique has joined SDFAS in August 2017, a school she has regarded for years as one of the finest schools within the French-American network.

Babeth Esterly

Babeth Esterly

Preschool Administrative Director & Admission Assistant

Babeth Esterly

Preschool Administrative Director & Admission Assistant

Originally from Brittany, Babeth Esterly is in charge of the Pre Elementary Admission at San Diego French-American School. She has been working at the school since 1998 and is passionate about working with young children. She has one daughter who is a former SDFAS student and now a happy multilingual speaking college student. In addition to meeting prospective parents, Babeth Esterly is in charge of the Pre-elementary administration.

Meet Our Directors

Follow us on Instagram @sdfrenchschool