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French American International School

150 Oak Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

(415) 558-2060


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

From the Director:

"The Lower School welcomes students from Pre-Kindergarten to 5th grade and offers them a bilingual program which conforms to the official French National Program. The activities in physical education, art, music and technology enriches the educational experience of a motivated and diverse student body." Extracted from the FAIS Web-Site

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Guided by the principles of academic rigor and diversity, the French-American International School and the International High School offer programs of study in French and English to prepare its graduates for a world in which the ability to think critically and to communicate across cultures is of paramount importance."

Extracted from the FAIS Web-Site

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school