Best International School




East Bay

Gold: The Renaissance International School. Serving preschool through middle school students, this school has a Montessori focus with a strong language immersion component. 5201 Park Blvd., Piedmont, 510-328-1127; 3650 Dimond Ave., Oak­land, 510-531-8566. www.therenaissanceschool.org.

Silver: Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley. 1009 Heinz Ave, Berkeley. 510-549-3867. www.eb.org.

Bronze: Shu Ren International School. Pre-K campus, 1333 University Ave., Berkeley;  and Middle School Campus, 2125 Jefferson Ave., Berkeley. 510-841-8899. shurenschool.org.

Peninsula

Gold: Alto International School. This non-profit International Baccalaureate school offers instruction in both German and English for preschool through high-school students. 475 Pope St., Menlo Park. 650-324-8617. altoschool.org.

Silver: Fiesta Gardens. 1001 Bermuda Drive, San Mateo. 650-312-7737. fiesta-gardens.smfcsd.net/home.html.

Bronze: Russian School of Mathematics. 39 43rd Ave., San Mateo. 408-569-8322. www.russianschool.com/location/san-mateo.

Silicon Valley

Gold: French-American School of Silicon Valley. Since 1992, this dual-immersion school has been providing bilingual and bicultural education to help students succeed in both the French and American education systems and to fully realize their potential as global citizen. 1522 Lewiston Drive, Sunnyvale. 408-746-0460. www.fassv.org.

Silver: Russian School of Mathematics. Multiple locations. 855-MATH-855. www.russianschool.com.

San Francisco

Gold: La Scuola International School. Students are immersed in the Italian language and culture in this preschool-eighth grade school. They are taught using the Reggio Emilia-inspired approach in small classes. The curriculum is based and inspired by the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program. 735 Fell St., San Francisco. 415-551-0000. www.lascuolasf.org.

Silver: German International School of Silicon Valley. 4 & 8 Funston Ave., San Francisco (other locations in Mountain View and Berkeley). 650-254-0748. www.gissv.org.

Bronze: French American International School. 150 Oak St., San Francisco. 415-558-2000. www.frenchamericansf.org

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