Welcome to the Middle School

Dear Families,

Fabrice Urrizalqui, Middle School PrincipalWelcome to the middle years at French American International School. Unlike most American middle schools, ours features 75% French-language instruction and 8-10 subjects including:

  • Two mother-tongue literature classes
  • Two cultural perspectives on mathematics
  • History and geography
  • Physics and chemistry
  • A third language (Spanish, Chinese, Italian, or Arabic)
  • Advisory

At the middle of 7th grade, most students travel to a country in which their chosen third language is spoken, encouraging them to apply their skills in real-life scenarios and to learn about the cultures behind the languages.

While the middle years are an academic bridge between our lower school and International High School, they are also the time in which students begin to forge their identities. As they hone how they learn, they also hone who they are. By the time they complete middle school, they speak three languages; use iPads as learning and presenting tools; take educated risks; and have a strong sense of both self and community.

To visit our main campus at 150 Oak Street, please contact our Admissions Office.
We look forward to seeing you.

Fabrice Urrizalqui
Middle School Principal


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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