We love SDFAS! We enrolled our son in PK1 because we wanted him to experience a truly bilingual education. Our son graduated from 8th grade 2 years ago and is in now in 10th grade. The strict bilingual French and American curriculum at SDFAS has given him much more than the obvious advantage of being fluent in at least two languages. I came to that realization in 6th grade when I noticed the differences in the French and American mathematics and science curricula and how easily he was incorporating different techniques and concepts. We love the school because of the continuous exposure to diverse cultures and nationalities, to gifted, motivated and teachers and school personnel, sensitive to the individual needs of a child, yet rigorous enough to impart a sense of duty and dedication to learn. These 11 years were well spent in this school. His school mates still hang out together even though they are spread out in different high schools in San Diego and around the world. A truly enriching experience that we would recommend to families considering a dual language program.
SDFAS est une école qui est superbement multilingue, multi-culturelle et de haut niveau. Mes enfants peuvent d'hors et deja intégrer un cursus Americain ou Francais sans difficultés. De plus, cet établissement est riche non seulement dans sa pédagogie, ses activités, ses clubs, mais aussi de par sa communite solidaire et respectueuse (enfants, enseignants, parents). Les enfants sont heureux, attaches a leur école et épanouis dans leurs apprentissages. Les valeurs et la philosophie de citoyenneté sont omniprésentes dans l'education et dans la vie d'école. Je suis ravie.
We all know that Education is the key to success.
At SDFAS everybody including teachers, staff, board members and parents are involved to make your child success. Not only he/she will have a global education through two strong curriculums in both English and French at native levels but your child will also experience multiculturalism, arts, sports, history/geography, maths and sciences in a safe environment.
As a parent, I love that classes are small and teachers are very dedicated to their students and passionate about their work. I also enjoy being part of a vibrant, multicultural and so nice community you can’t find anywhere else in San Diego!
This school has a great program for education, sports and overall development that my kids have benefited greatly from since pre-school. Its so encouraging to see both my kids very excited and happy to be continuing with the school as they will be going into 6th grade after the summer. Happy kids is the greatest testimony to the school and the amazing teaching staff.
Our kids started San Diego French American School (SDFAS) at pre-kindergarten and now completing second grade. Over the 4 years we have been very pleased with the overall education they have received in both English and French. They are both perfectly bilingual and excel in other areas, including, social skills, reading/writing, math, art, science, sports and global knowledge.
The school nurtures self-expression and provides necessary tools and guidance based on individual student’s development needs. The class sizes are small so every student gets the necessary assistance.
Our kids love the school, their teachers and their friends. They are exposed to many cultural backgrounds among their friends so they are respectful and sensitive to others. Some of the comments we hear from other visiting parents are that SDFAS kids are very welcoming and confident of themselves.
Among the parents there is a great sense of community and majority of them participate voluntarily in helping in many projects and fund raising.
The kids have many opportunities to share their talents in diverse events throughout the year, such as, theater, music, art show, sports events, etc. The kids also participate in international math and language competitions with great results.
We look forward to great global opportunities that our kids will have with high confidence after they graduate from SDFAS.
We love SDFAS! We started in Kindergarten and were warmly welcomed into the school community by a core group of families that had been here through preschool.
Not speaking French at home has made it really fun to hear our son speak. This isn't high school French- it's the real deal.
The school is excellent, the families and community around it are awesome, and hearing 4-5 different languages as parents drop off their kids changes the elementary school experience. It's been wonderful and we're excited about the years ahead! Join Us!
My children (preschool age) have both started school at San Diego French American school over the past 2 years. We love it!! My husband and I lived in France for a year in college and it was an amazing experience we wanted to share with our children. SDFAS is a truly international community. Not only do the kids learn french (without an accent), but they are also exposed to new friends and different viewpoints from all over the world. Another thing we love at the school - all the lesson plans are amazing and specific to different educational goals. The day is quite structured, but the lesson plans include a variety of activities (i.e. pre-reading, math, science experiments, gardening, art, cooking and obstacle courses). I cannot recommend this school highly enough!!!
SDFAS is an outstanding school. The classes are small, the teachers are great, and the school community very close. I love that my sons are learning in two languages and are exposed to a very international culture.
They have been at the school for 7 years, and it is wonderful to watch them grow in this nurturing, yet highly stimulating and challenging environment. In a world that is becoming more international by the second, I believe that the education that SDFAS provides is about as close to ideal as you can get.