At the San Diego French-American School, an exceptional experience awaits your child(ren). SDFAS students thrive in a challenging environment designed to foster autonomy and teach students how to adapt to diverse cultures and new languages. Guided by caring and experienced educators who model strong core values and a deep respect for others, SDFAS students develop in an international setting surrounded by children of 46 different nationalities who speak 20 different home languages.
The School’s rigorous, relevant, research-informed curriculum in grades PK-8 (with Spanish as a third language beginning in fifth grade) successfully prepares students to meet the challenges of high school and college, whether in a French school abroad, an international baccalaureate program, or a college-prep high school offering Advanced Placement courses. Bilingualism affords our students so many social, academic and professional advantages. Simply put, an SDFAS education enriches the lives of our children (and our own lives as parents…).
Blending together the best of the French and American systems and focused on emergent national and international best practices, SDFAS has arrived on the San Diego independent school scene as a leader in international education. Bilingualism and global citizenship, open-mindedness and emotional IQ, experimentation and innovation. Unwavering curiosity and confidence in one’s identity and potential. Together these make up a proven recipe for success, one that sets SDFAS apart with respect to other San Diego educational institutions of longstanding repute.
No knowledge of French is necessary to apply. We are able to accept incoming students with no prior exposure to French at any grade level. Preschoolers will live a full immersion experience and learn quickly. Starting in kindergarten and through middle school students with no or very little French upon arrival will blossom thanks to our Fluency Transition Program tailored to accompany highly motivated learners with strong academic skills.
We invite you to discover the people and programs that make SDFAS so special as San Diego’s premier bilingual, international school.
Our students are “multi-lingual, multi-talented, world ready!”
The San Diego French American School, admits students of any race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, or national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial access programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.