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K-8|Private
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Si je devais décrire l'école de mes rêves elle ressemblerai de très près à SDFAS ... Ce qui m'a le plus impréssionné à notre arrivée, c'est l'ambiance positive qui y règne, tout est fait pour avancer, en prenant en compte les spécificités de chacun. Mon fils est, pour la première fois de sa vie, heureux d'aller à l'école ! Prêt à travailler ... Au delà de ses progrès académiques très significatifs, son développement personnel est réel, quoi de plus important ? Monsieur Jarlov, le directeur, a su créer autour de lui une équipe motivée, animée par une volontée farouche de bien faire et de faire réussir leurs élèves. THANK YOU !



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Simply put, this school is wonderful. The teachers truly care about each student, and in the small class environment, are able to meet their needs. I was always impressed with the ability of the teachers to create so many levels within a class to support and challenge the students as appropriate. And this is all secondary to the fantastic experience and educational opportunity provided by the dual-language immersion program. My daughters became fluent French speakers, readers and writers, while living in an English-speaking home. The way that Math is taught in both languages really improved their Math skill set. The multicultural community is truly unique and very special. With this background, my girls were able to seamlessly transition to an American middle school, where they are excelling academically.




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SDFAS es una excelente escuela. Mis hijos comenzaron en PK0 y actualmente están en 3 y 4 de primaria, así que tenemos ya 8 años en esta maravillosa escuela. Para mi familia, crecer en un ámbito internacional de respeto a diferentes culturas, religiones, ideas y nacionalidades es muy importante. SDFAS es probablemente la única escuela realmente internacional en San Diego. En casa hablamos español, en la escuela francés y en su vida diaria inglés. Hablan, escriben y leen muy bien los tres idiomas. Los salones de clases son pequeños (unos 15 alumnos), los maestros realmente están interesados por los niños y la comunidad es fantástica. Todas las mañanas entran felices a la escuela, no podría estar más contento.

Amount of homework: Agree


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The homework load is not too heavy. The teachers are accommodating and give reasonable expectations to students. However, it is my personal belief that homework is useless and I would like to see all homework gone as it happens in other schools/countries

Supports LD students: Agree


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The school is working to improve this aspect.




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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.



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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.



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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!




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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.

Develops character: Strongly agree


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SDFAS develops high degree of honesty, integrity and fairness in its students because they respect every individual and understand cultural diversity.

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