San Diego French American School
La Jolla, CA 92037
About This School
In 2010, San Diego French American School had 9 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
Students Per Teacher (2010)
San Diego French American School Reviews
Best decision we ever made!
My kids have been in the San Diego French American School since preschool, one of them has graduated last year and is now at La Jolla High.
Not only has it been a nurturing and highly academic environment, but we also felt supported at every step (we are not French speakers). As a result, my children are very aware about other cultures, have inquisitive minds and are good kids. The classes are small, so their relationships are very close and they feel like they matter (and are not only a number). My son had no problem transitioning to La Jolla High, was placed in some advanced classes and has no problem getting A's.
Best decision we made!
SDFAS - good dual currriculum
We have three children that have attended SDFAS for 5 years. Our eldest graduated after attending for four years. He transitioned easily to a college prep private school in the area. His french and spanish levels were exceptional and required him to take a different language as he needed to have three years of a foreign language. His math level was exceptional as well and he easily moved into honors algebra II as a freshman. Our two younger children continue to grow academically at SDFAS. I agree with several other posts that the turn over of teachers especially in middle school is an issue with the program. The English program in middle school has been less than optimal for several years. The administration has been slow in responding to this issue. It is inevitable that as small schools grow they must suffer some growing pains. That being said we feel fortunate that our children are receiving a more global education than would be taught in a traditional public school in the US. They also have friends now from all over the world. Their vocabulary alone is twice that of children attending traditional US schools. Learning in a dual curriculum environment helps mold the brain differently than learning in a traditional educations system.
My children went to school there from preschool through middle school. When they got to high school, they had already completed their foreign language requirement and were ahead in math. Therefore, they could take additional math and foreign languages which gave them extra credits for college. They also went into advanced English classes. The French-American education gave them an academic advantage that you just can't get elsewhere.