Welcome to the Lower School

Dear Families,

Marie-Pierre CarlottiCongratulations on taking the first steps in your child’s journey of lifelong learning. At French American International School, our youngest minds steep in two languages from day one, averaging 80% French-language instruction through the second grade. Teachers pay close attention to the linguistic and socio-emotional development of each student, warmly encouraging critical thinking, active exchange, and cooperation. On the one hand, students learn to share and wait their turn; on the other, they ask questions for themselves and express their thoughts independently. Furthermore, our Maternelle (Early Childhood Center) at 1155 Page Street stimulates the learning process: large, sun-drenched open classrooms along with expansive green areas blur the line between work and play. By the time they complete the 5th grade, our seamlessly bilingual students enter middle school with strong senses of curiosity, collaboration, and autonomy.

To visit our Maternelle at 1155 Page Street or our main campus at 150 Oak Street, please contact our Admissions Office.

In the meantime, we look forward to seeing you.

Marie-Pierre Carlotti
Lower School Principal

This video displays images of academic and extracurricular activities at French American International School, pre-kindergarten to 5th grade. The clip features our very own second graders (CE1) singing an original song, "Slippy Eel."

French American International School

Main building

150 Oak Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

Ph: 415.558.2000


Early Childhood Center

1155 Page Street

San Francisco, CA 94117

Ph: 415.231.5733

An independent Pre-K through 12th grade co-educational day school in the heart of San Francisco. The school delivers a rigorous bilingual (French/English) immersion program through middle school, culminating in either French Baccalaureate or International Baccalaureate program in its International High School.

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