Best International School
Gold: International School of the Peninsula. This independent nursery-eighth grade school educates children with a bilingual curriculum that promotes active engagement and responsible international consciousness. 151 Laura Lane, Palo Alto. 650-251-8500. istp.org/page.
Silver: German International School of Silicon Valley. 310 Easy St., Mountain View (also has campuses in Emeryville and San Francisco). 650-254-0748. gissv.org/gissv-home-english.
Bronze: French-American School of Silicon Valley. 1522 Lewiston Drive, Sunnyvale. 408-746-0460. fassv.org.
SF and Marin
Gold: German International School of Silicon Valley, San Francisco Campus. 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. gissv.org.
Silver: French American International School. 150 Oak St., San Francisco. 415-558-2000. frenchamericansf.org.
Silver: La Scuola International School. 735 Fell St., San Francisco. 415-551-0000. lascuolasf.org.
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.
Gold: Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley. A unique bilingual program for students in preschool through eighth grade taught daily in English and French plus language instruction in Spanish and Mandarin. 1009 Heinz Ave., Berkeley. 510-549-3867. eb.org.
Silver: The Renaissance International School. 5201 Park Blvd., Piedmont, 510-328-1127; 3650 Dimond Ave., Oakland, 510-531-8566. therenaissanceschool.org.
Bronze: Squaw Valley Academy Bay Area. 3090 Independence Drive, Livermore. 925-278-6355. svabay.org/.