Best Language Immersion Programs in the Bay Area



These Language Immersion Programs were voted the Bay Area’s 2017 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

East Bay

Gold: The Renaissance International School. With a tri-language immersion program taught by native speakers, students become fluent in reading, writing and speaking English, French and Spanish. 5201 Park Blvd., Piedmont, 510-328-1127; 3650 Dimond Ave., Oak­land, 510-531-8566. www.therenaissanceschool.org.

Silver: Escuela Bilingue Internacional. 410 Alcatraz Ave., Oakland, 510-653-3324; 4550 San Pablo Ave., Emeryville, 510-652-7094. www.ebinternacional.org.

Bronze: Quarry Lane School. Multiple locations in Dublin and Pleasanton. 925-829-8000. www.quarrylane.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: Adelante Spanish Immersion School. 3150 Granger Way, Redwood City. 650-482-2401. www.rcsdk8.net/adelante.

Bronze: Welcome Amigos International School. Three locations in San Mateo. 650-345-2393. welcomeamigos.com.

 

Silicon Valley

Gold: Word of Grace Chinese School. More than 300 students attend this Chinese immersion school that offers both academics and numerous enrichment opportunities like piano and drawing lessons. 2360 McLaughlin Ave., San Jose. 408-826-2878. www.wordofgraceschool.org.

Silver: Let’s Play in Spanish. Multiple locations. 408-370-3399. letsplayinspanish.com.

Bronze: German International School of Silicon Valley. 310 Easy St., Mountain View. 650-254-0748. www.gissv.org

San Francisco/Marin

Gold: German International School of Silicon Valley. This preschool-12th grade school is a center for cross-cultural exchange and a focal point for families interested in high-quality bilingual education.  4 & 8 Funston Ave., San Francisco (other locations in Mountain View and Berkeley). 650-254-0748. www.gissv.org.

Silver: Chinese American International School. 150 Oak St., San Francisco. 415-865-6000. www.cais.org.

Bronze: St. Anne Chinese School. 1330 14th Ave., San Francisco. 415-665-3929. www.stannechinese.org

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