Mission, Vision & Core Values

Our Mission

San Diego French-American School offers an exceptional bilingual education within a vibrant international community, preparing students to become confident, responsible and engaged global citizens.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be a leader in bilingual and international education in the greater San Diego area, graduating multilingual, academically and socially prepared students who strive for excellence, make positive contributions to society, and lead lives of meaning.

Our Core Values

The SDFAS learning community adheres to the following core values and uses them to guide behavior at all levels:

Open-mindedness. Intellectual Curiosity. Integrity. Empathy. Resilience.

Our Identity

San Diego French-American school (SDFAS) is an independent, co-educational dual language international School educating students in preschool through eighth grade. Our families speak over 20 home languages and comprise over 40 different nationalities. SDFAS is recognized as a leader in bilingual education with many years of educational achievement. We are a dynamic self-reflective school – a professional learning community that constantly seeks to get better by revisiting programs, approaches and spaces in pursuit of excellence.

The curricular program in preschool through 8th grade is founded on a student-centered approach to learning. The School provides an excellent academic curriculum that seeks to enhance self-awareness and push students to perceive and understand the world from multiple perspectives. Our program prepares students for American high school and international schools as well as French schools.

SDFAS has established and continues to develop a program that is pertinent and transformative for students. It gives students the academic skills, content foundation, and cross-cultural competency that will together prepare them for future challenges:

  • Language and communication skills
  • World knowledge and study skills
  • Excellent dual language math and scientific skill sets
  • A 21st century learning environment which includes integrated coding and robotics
  • Social and emotional program to cultivate self-awareness, self-expression, social skills, and self-regulation

Our program nurtures natural imagination, encourages creative skills and opens students’ minds to understanding other cultures and traditions. It imbues their character with ethics and strong moral values that will allow them to become effective decision-makers and citizens of the world who will have a positive impact on society and the planet.