SDFAS is San Diego’s only dual-immersion independent school accredited by two prestigious accrediting teams: WASC and the French Ministry of National Education. It’s also a member of AEFE, MLF, AFSA, NAIS and CAIS.

Mission, Vision, Values, and Identity

Mission, Vision, Values, and Identity

Pre-Elementary School – “La Maternelle”

  • The maternelle follows a structured academic program that is recognized worldwide and provides a strong foundation for young children to become high achievers and independent learners. 
  • The French faculty members have the equivalent of a master’s degree and hold the same diploma as those who teach in elementary school.
  • Small class size allows children to progress at their own pace.
  • A full immersion setting with 90% of teaching time in French.
  • No prior exposure to French or English needed to attend.

Elementary School – “L’École Primaire”

  • SDFAS offers a uniquely harmonized French-American curriculum that provides students with a strong academic foundation in math and science, languages, and the humanities.
  • SDFAS offers a two-way immersion program in French and in English along with a Fluency Transition Program (intensive language proficiency course in small group or in a one-on-one setting) for students with no prior French or English exposure.
  • The Learning Center allows the faculty to provide a program tailored to the student’s short-term or long-term academic goals, providing challenges or support for those who need them.
  • Small class size allows the teacher to provide individualized support.

Middle School – “Le Collège”

  • Our Middle School prepares students to attend an American high school, a French lycée, or an international high school in a rigorous dual-immersion program.
  • SDFAS students will have satisfied their foreign language requirement for high school.
  • The SDFAS program allows the students to be more advanced in high school math, history, and language courses.

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