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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Sports
    B-
About Lycée Français de San Francisco - San Francisco Campuses...
Address
1201 Ortega St
San Francisco, CA 94122
Telephone
(415) 661-5232

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$100
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$30,510
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid
From Lycée Français de San Francisco - San Francisco Campuses

Question. Create. Explore. A school for life!
At LFSF, we strive to inspire future generations to make positive and impactful contributions to our world through a multilingual and multicultural education that lasts a lifetime.
We provide a unique curriculum that helps our Pk-12 students build confidence and adaptability in an ever-changing world. With their French and US diploma, our graduates carry throughout their lives and wherever they go, the excellence of the education they received and the spirit of openness, curiosity and integrity shaped at LFSF.

Lycée Français de San Francisco - San Francisco Campuses Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1310
22 responses
Average ACT
27
6 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • The last day of bac exams
    27%
  • Dances for middle schoolers
    18%
  • Graduation
    18%
  • Prom
    18%
  • Cultural events
    9%
  • Senior Events
    9%

    Students

    Diversity
    C+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    773
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
    75%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
    25%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    9:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
    Poll
    83%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    B
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    50%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
    50%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
    33%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
    Living in the Area
    A
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      D+
    2. Good for Families
      A-
    3. Housing
      C-
    Area Feel
    Urban
    Median Household Income
    $95,288
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,752
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $879,899
    National
    $184,700

    Lycée Français de San Francisco - San Francisco Campuses Reviews

    26 reviews
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    Our two children have been at the Lycee since nursery school (Ashbury campus) and are now in middle school and high school (Ortega campus). We selected the Lycee for the following reasons: it's the "French" French school, the teachers are top notch, the curriculum is rigorous, the college acceptance list is impressive, it's affordable as compared to other private schools, the class trips are amazing (e.g., Morocco, Mexico City...), there are a huge variety of programs (e.g., technovation for girls), the campuses are homey and safe, classroom sizes are small, the administration is efficient and caring, and the community is open and vibrant. Our children are perfectly bilingual (and becoming trilingual), have close friends, and are on the path to being multicultural global citizens.
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    Lycee Francais is an amazing school. Our daughter has been here since preschool and she is getting an education that is equally rigorous and caring. She is growing and learning in a multilingual and diverse environment where she speaks fluent French and English while also learning Spanish. After school activities are comprehensive and diverse. And students who graduate from Lycee go onto great universities such as Harvard, Brown, Berkeley, McGill, Sorbonne and other great universities around the world. And compared to other private schools in the Bay Area, it is quite affordable. As a non French family, we feel extremely blessed and lucky to have come upon such a great school for our daughter and a new community that will grow into lifelong friends.
    This school is an interesting place.
    Academically, it was challenging which made it that much more fun and interesting. However, this causes extreme competition within the class leading to a toxic learning environment. For students dealing with learning differences, the school offers all they can to make sure you are not lost and receive the extra aid, whether it comes in the form of extra time on tests or the teacher's notes.
    Culturally, the LFSF school spirit is basically non-existent, no matter how much the administration tries to force it upon the students. All sporting events are disregarded by everyone that is between the grades of 8 and 12 (other than the mandatory events).
    In short, it's a school that clearly needs some working on but does know for the large part what it is doing.