This school has gone through some management changes in the past two years as well as a move to Sausalito. My child has been here for three years and we love the multiculturalism and the LACK of an overly sports focus. Their English program has also improved and the ERB scores are better than other public and private schools in the state. We love this school the administration and the community of families who attend.
Lycee Francais De San Francisco is a private elementary school in Corte Madera. The principal of Lycee Francais De San Francisco is Mr. Francis Duprat. 260 children attend Lycee Francais De San Francisco and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at Lycee Francais De San Francisco is 11:1. Marin Montessori School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
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After 6 years at Lycee we removed our 2 children MID-YEAR in 2012-13 because of new Frenchy leaders. We are happier 1. After 6 years at the Lycee our 8-year old is fluent in French "The ideal bilingual student" by his Americanized teachers. Problems with new teachers - Boredom I watched the teacher "reward" our son because he finished work early "go get a book" - Not European looking for alternative schools in Marin it shows Lycee kids are behind Marin public school kids by Grade 3/4 ie Lycee kids are less likely to enter a European University at 18 (St Andrews does not count. It is Scottish-they take kids at 17) 2. In her first year at the Lycee our 3 year old loved Madame Christine and French. She skipped into school. In her 2nd year she was sad due to bullying by peers that was allowed by teachers; "kids will be kids" I spoke to teachers head of campus head of school system chairman of board . I received 2 messages - "I am a professional the parent has no business in the school" - "If you do not like it you can leave" So we left Our eldest is at Willow Creek in Sausalito. He is SO HAPPY The now 5-yr old skips into her bully-free school every day
My granddaughter has been going to the Lycee for 3 years. She will be entering the first grade. It has been an outstanding school with loving teachers and a great administration. She looks forward to going to school every day. We could not be happier with her progress.
Absolutely wonderful school with fabulous french immersion program and international feel.
Unfortunately our family suffered two years of the preschool program at the Lycee Francais La Perouse. We tolerated it because our son is half french and we thought we were fortunate to have a scholarship from the French government to help with the costs of the tuition. Disorganized unprofessional rude and demeaning staff and administrators-no confidentiality considerations. Very mean and negative to the kids. Further it is a French immersion program but many of the children are learning French for the first time. So the students receptive and expressive language skills vary dramatically causing them to interact with each other more physically than average toddlers and creating boredom for the kids like mine who was very verbal and already bilingual. The public kindergarten has been the most wonderful experience ever. Our child finally feels like he is accepted and has relaxed and become a happy well adjusted kid.
Great French education for a US school but English curriculum is weak. Parent community is supportive involved and very global in outlook. Administration is...well very French. The school doesn't have a lot of extras other private schools have such as strong music arts or sports programs.
My daughter has attended this school for 6 yrs since she was 3. It's been a most wonderful experience. Total French immersion program and one of the only two French schools in US accredited by French govt. Academics are rigorous and students are best to be self motivated.
This school is unbelievable. Great academics (remember the kids learn in English and French a difficult accomplishment in and of itself) good extracurriculars and definitely strict about good behavior. I don't think the person who posted about them ignoring bad behavior knows what they are talking about. This is a school where you go to pick up your child and find 15 three-year-olds seated quietly in chairs waiting for their parents. It is still loving and nurturing but rules are followed an excellent idea when nowadays schools seem more interested in letting kids do whatever they please. This school creates intelligent happy well-behaved bilingual multi-cultural children with a clear leg up on their peers in terms of preparation for real life.
Academic programs are good but expect too many vacations and not paying attention to the kids bad behavior. Actually they refuse to embrace zero tolerance program
good academic school. needs to do better in sports and computers.
The school teaches through language immersion which is more effective than straight bi-lingual ed. Academics are rigorous. Tuition is moderate. Environment is very multi-cultural. Otherwise the school offers a pleasant environment parenst and kids have fun. The school is also growing at a noticeable clip.
Excellent bilingual education (English/French). Highly recommended !
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