French American International School
A world-class education and an inclusive, multicultural community.
We are San Francisco's oldest and largest bilingual school. We were the first school in the city to offer the International Baccalaureate, and the fourth school in the United States to do so. Around the world, we are known as innovators and leaders in education.
Our School Historian Dan Harder once said that a remarkable aspect of French American + International is our ability to balance change and stability. Over the course of our history, our school has changed its name three times, changed its location twelve times, and grown at times exponentially. Yet, all along our school has remained dedicated to the same guiding principles.
In 1962, a bold group of visionaries believed that a bilingual education in French could imbue students with an international perspective and skill set that would make them compassionate, confident, and principled individuals who would make a difference in the world. We still believe that today.