French Education

Continuing Your French…

How do SDFAS students (or other English-French bilinguals in San Diego) maintain and further develop their French language and literacy skills after graduating from 8th grade?  Is there a way for them to further enrich their knowledge and understanding of culture and society through coursework in French? Read below to learn more about French for High School programming at SDFAS.

Saturday classes run from September-June (general French language courses) and January-April for the DELF B2 and AP prep classes.

Please register before June 2021 to guarantee your place in all classes.

  1. Pre-register your child here
  2. Look out for your confirmation link
  3. Once registration has reached maximum capacity you will receive payment details in June

Please note each class has limited availability. Registration is based on a first-come, first-served basis.  


High School Classes

Please click here for more information:

High School Math

— Poursuivre les Maths en Français —

Teacher TBD

Saturdays – 10.30 am to noon (Open to 9th graders and SDFAS alumni. All other external bilingual students welcome)

(Fee $888 / student for 24 classes) 

(minimum 5, maximum 15 students)

1st class: September 11th, 2021

About the class: Poursuivre les Maths is a class designed to finish the Middle School Math program (9th grade being part of Middle School in France). Students will continue to study Algebra, Geometry, and problem-solving through a curriculum designed to continue from the end of 8th grade at SDFAS.

AP Boot Camp

Mme Toudic  (in French)

Weekdays – 4 pm to 5.30 pm (Open to High School students and SDFAS alumni.  All other external bilingual students welcome)

(Fee $370 / student for 10 classes + exam registration fee) 

(minimum 5 students, maximum 15 students)

1st class: last week of January 2021

About the class: AP Boot Camp is a course designed to prepare our alumni to take the AP French test in 9th or 10th grade. The curriculum is designed for students already fluent in French to maximize their readiness for the AP test.  The AP French exam will take place in May 2022.

Please note: Registration for the test is not included in the above fee. Registration must be made on the College Board site by the parents in October of the preceding year.

French Literature

— Poursuivre le français 1, Advanced French (9th grade) —

Mme Addo (in French)

Saturdays – 9.00 am to 10:30 am (Open to 9th graders and SDFAS alumni. All other external bilingual students welcome.)

(Fee $888 per student for 24 classes) 

(minimum 5, maximum 15 students)

1st class: September 11th, 2021

About the class: Poursuivre le français 1 is a class designed to complete the French Middle School program (9th grade being part of Middle School in France). Students will continue to study French literature, language, and composition through a curriculum designed to continue from the end of 8th grade at SDFAS. 

— Poursuivre le français 2, Advanced French (10th – 11th – 12th grades) —

Mme Addo (in French)

Saturdays – 10.30 am to noon (Open to 9th graders and SDFAS alumni. All other external bilingual students welcome.)

(Fee $888 per student for 24 classes) 

(minimum 5, maximum 15 students)

1st class: September 11th, 2021

About the class: Poursuivre le français 2 is a class designed to explore the French High School program. Students will continue to study French literature, language, and composition through a curriculum designed to cover the subjects and methodology required to prepare for the baccalauréat. 

DELF B2 Boot Camp

Mme Addo  (in French)

Weekdays – 4 pm to 5.30 pm (Open to High School students and SDFAS alumni. All other external bilingual students welcome.)

(Fee $370 / student for 10 classes + exam registration fee) 

(minimum 5 students, maximum 15 students)

1st class: First week of January 2021

About the class: DELF B2 Boot Camp is a course designed to prepare our alumni to take the DELF B2 French test in 9th or 10th grade. The curriculum is designed for students already fluent in French to maximize their readiness for the DELF B2 test. The DELF B2 French exam will take place in March 2022. 

Please note: Registration for the test is not included in the above fee. Registration must be made through the school before the beginning of the Boot Camp begins in January.


Adult Classes

SDFAS has over 30 years of experience teaching world languages. Whether beginning, improving and/or perfecting (an)other language(s), our students are taught by native instructors who provide quality instruction.  They learn in a friendly yet rigorous environment.

July 31 Update: If you would like more information on our 21/22 adult weekend classes please email pmarra@sdfrenchschool.org with your name, language course preference, and email. A member of our team will contact you in mid-August.

Classes Offered:

We offer several levels in French and English from A0/A1 to C2

A0/A1 Beginner A2 Intermediate B1 Intermediate
B2 Advanced C1 Advanced C2 Expert

Students may prepare to pass certifications in French* or English**:

French*: According to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). For more details on each level, click here.

English**: According to ESL Language.com. For more details on each level, click here.

to learn more about our Adults Classes.


French National Center for Distance Education (CNED courses) 

CNED courses are distance learning courses that follow the curriculum of the French Ministry of Education, and are designed for learners to follow autonomously — either on their own or with varying degrees of support from a parent, teacher, or tutor. The school is available to talk through options with interested students or alumni. Click here for a list of CNED distancing learning offerings and then here to register for an à la carte CNED course.


For further information, please contact: Paula Marra, Director of Enrichment Programs: pmarra@sdfrenchschool.org>