Language Immersion Preschools in San Francisco

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Bonjour. Ni Hao. Hola! Did you know that there are a lot of benefits to a bilingual education? Being bilingual helps boosts brain-power, delays the onset of Alzheimer’s  disease, provides an advantage in communicating in this increasingly globalized economy, and just plain sounds cool! Interested? Here is a list of San Francisco language immersion preschools.

French

 The Lycée Français de San Francisco (Haight)

Lower School Campus – Ashbury
755 Ashbury Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 661-5232

  • Accepts children as young as 2 years, 9 months old.
  • Tuition: $20,560/year per academic year (5 days/week, 8:30am–3:15pm). Before and aftercare ranges from $1,050-$1,550 a year.
  • Gradually becomes 100% immersion over the course of the school year.
  • The school goes up to the 12th grade.

Les Petits Canards French Immersion Preschool (Richmond/Upper Haight)
2521-A McAllister St
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 379-8624

  • Accepts children as young as 2 years, 5 months old.
  • Tuition: $1,650/month (Mon-Thurs, 8:00am–5:30pm).
  • 100% Immersion.
  • Near Golden Gate Park so the group spends a lot of time there.

Au P’tit Monde de San Francisco (Sunset)
1227 39th Avenue
San Francisco, California 94122
(415) 374-1876

  • Accepts children as young as 2 years old.
  • Tuition: $95-100/daily (5 days/week, 8:00am–6:00pm).
  • I’ve only heard great things about the owner, Salima.

Russian

Teremok Pre-school (Pacific Heights)
Russian Center of San Francisco
2450 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 441-3866

  • Accepts children as young as 2 years old
  • “Classes are taught entirely in Russian and include: Russian folk tales, dancing, singing, writing, painting, drawing, light gymnastics and puppet theater.”
  • Teremok did not return my calls so I couldn’t get any additional or verified information.

German

KinderHaus (Mission)
3281 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 335-9306

  • Accepts children as young as 2 years, 9 months old.
  • Tuition: $1,440/month for full time (5 days/week, 8:30am-5:00pm).
  • “KinderHaus is dedicated to integrating the German and English languages, as well as exposing students to the German, Austrian and Swiss traditions and holidays.”

Japanese

ABC Preschool (Richmond)
426 33rd Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 387-9111

  • Accepts children as young as 2.5 years old and are potty-trained.
  • Tuition: $1,015/month for the full-time (5 days/week, the school runs from 9:00am-2:30pm for $715/month and the aftercare program is from 2:30pm-5:30pm for $300/month.).
  • Part of the Pine United Methodist Church 

Little Angels Japanese Preschool (Sunset)
1457 9th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 564-6123

  • Accepts children as young as 2.5 years old
  • Tuition: approx. $770/month for the full-time (5 days/week, the school runs from 9:00am-1:00pm for $610/month and the aftercare program is from 1pm-3pm for $4/hr.).
  • Speaks mostly Japanese but they have one native English speaker

Nihonmachi Little Friends (Western Addition)
2031 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 922-8898

  • Accepts children as young as 2.5 years old and are potty-trained.
  • Tuition: up to $1,470/month for the full-time (5 days/week, 7:30am-5:30pm).
  • Parents are required to participate in 3 major fundraising events as well as 12-18 other school activities each year.

Korean

DoReMi Kids (Richmond)
45th Ave and Balboa Street
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 846-8119

  • Accepts children as young as 2 years old.
  • Tuition: $80-$95/daily for full-time (5 days/week, 8:00am-6:00pm).
  • A lot of emphasis in music and art as the founder is a classical pianist.

Mandarin

Fun with Mandarin Preschool (Ingleside)
325 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 606-5408

  • Accepts children as young as 18 months but must be potty-trained.
  • Tuition: $1,700/month for full time (5 days/week, 8:00am-6:00pm).
  • The student to teacher ratio is 1 to 4.
  • Home-based preschool.

Little Bee Daycare and Preschool (Marina)
2733 Lombard Street
San Francisco, CA., 94123
(415) 697-9051

  • Accepts children as young as 2 years old.
  • Tuition: $2,270/month for full-time (5 days/week, 8:00am-5:30pm).

Russian Hill Academy (Russian Hill)
1346 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
No telephone number provided

  • Accepts children as young as 16 months.
  • Tuition: $2,000/month for full time (5 days/week,8:00am-6:00pm).
  • Home-based preschool.

Presidio Knolls School (SOMA)
250 10th Street
San Francisco, California 94103
(415) 202-0770

  • Accepts children as young as 2 years old.
  • Tuition: $23,150/year for full-time (5 days/week, 7:00am-3:30pm. After school care is $9/hr and offers care until 6pm).
  • 80% Immersion.
  • Uses a Reggio Emilia-inspired approach in their education.

Little Footprints Preschool (Sunset)
2201 Vicente Street
San Francisco, CA 94116
(415) 200-8607

  • Accepts children as young as 2 years old.
  • 100% Immersion.
  • Little Footprints Preschool did not return my calls so I couldn’t get any additional or verified information.

Sunrise Christian Preschool (Sunset)
2235 Judah St
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 682-9490

  • Accepts children as young as 2 years old.
  • Tuition: $995/month for full time (5 days/week,7:00am-6:00pm).
  • Speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, and English throughout the day.

Wah Mei School (Sunset)
1400 Judah Street
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 665-4212

  • Accepts children as young as 2.5 years old.
  • Tuition: Approx. $1,235/month for full time (5 days/week, 7:30am-6:00pm).
  • Offers four programs that teaches Mandarin and/or Cantonese immersion.

Scandinavian (Danish, Norwegian and Swedish)

The Scandinavian School (West Portal) 20 Woodside Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94127
(415) 665-3276

  • Tuition: $21,500/year for the full time (5 days/week, 8:00am-6:00pm).
  • The school day is conducted exclusively in Danish, Norwegian and Swedish.
  • Play-based school inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach.

Spanish

 ¡HolaKids! Preschool (4 SF Locations)

Laurel Hill – 301 Euclid Avenue 94118
Cow Hollow – 1 Miley Street 94123
Noe Valley – 1021 Sanchez Street 94114
Mission – 2498 Folsom Street 94110

  • Accepts children as young as 2 years old.
  • Annual Tuition: depends on the location. Please see the website for more details.

Las Olas (Mission)
3737 26th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 821.6527

  • Accepts children as young as 2 years old.
  • The program is 5 days/week, 9:00am to 1:00pm
  • Most of the children at Las Olas have had some exposure to Spanish prior to enrollment.
  • Las Olas did not return my calls so I couldn’t get any additional information.

The Crayon Box Preschool (Mission)
65 Ocean Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 334-9008

  • Accepts children as young as 2 years old.
  • Tuition: Starts at $325-$350/week for the full time (5 days/week, 8:00am-6:00pm).
  • Uniforms required.

Potrero Kids Daniel Webster Preschool (Potrero Hill)
465 Missouri Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 550-3300

  • Accepts children as young as 2 years old.
  • Tuition: $1,730-$2,005/month for the full-time (5 days/week, 8:00am-5:50pm).
  • Is associated with the SFUSD.
  • Priority enrollment goes to those who live or work in Potrero Hill.

Small Talkers (Sunset)
4033A Judah Street
San Francisco, CA 94122

(415) 664-1697

  • Accepts children as young as 14 months old but the child must be walking.
  • Tuition: approx. $82/day for full time (5 days/week, 8:30am-5:30pm)
  • Offers a very flexible schedule to help meet your needs .

Las Mañanitas (Westwood Park)
155 Eastwood Drive
San Francisco, CA 94112
415.517.1819

  • Accepts children as young as 2 years, 11 months old.
  • Tuition: Starts $5,535/year for the part-time (3 days/week, 8:50am-12:50pm). Full-time option is limited and only available to 4+ year olds. Only open during the academic school year.
  • 100% Immersion.

Please let me know if there are any other language immersion preschools that you’d like me to add or if there’s any inaccurate information.

Thanks again for stopping by!

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