Best Language Immersion Programs in the Bay Area



These Language Immersion Programs were voted the Bay Area’s 2019 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

Silicon Valley

Gold: Word of Grace Chinese School. A nonprofit Christian school with a Chinese immersion curriculum. 2360 McLaughlin Ave., San Jose. 408-826-2878. wordofgraceschool.org.

Silver: German International School of Silicon Valley. 310 Easy St., Mountain View. 650-254-0748. gissv.org/gissv-home-english.

Bronze: River Glen. 1088 Broadway Ave., San Jose. 408-535-6240. riverglen.sjusd.org.

SF and Marin

Gold: Lycee Francais de San Francisco. Offers a multilingual, multicultural education with a rich performing arts program and innovative STEAM initiatives. Preschool-grade five: 755 Ashby St. Grades six-12: 1201 Ortega St. 415-661-5232. lelycee.org.

Silver: German International School of Silicon Valley, San Francisco Campus. 4, 5 and 8 Funston Ave. 650-254-0748. gissv.org.

Bronze: La Scuola International School. 735 Fell St., San Francisco. 415-551-0000. lascuolasf.org.

Bronze: Presidio Knolls School. 250 10th St., San Francisco. 415-202-0770. presidioknolls.org.

Peninsula

Gold: John Gill School. Students in the school’s dual language immersion program attain fluency in communication, reading and writing in both Mandarin and English. 555 Avenue del Ora, Redwood City. 650-482-2406. rcsdk8.net/mandarinimmersion.

Silver: Alto International School. 475 Pope St., Menlo Park. 650-324-8617. altoschool.org.

Bronze: Adelante Spanish Immersion School. 3150 Granger Way, Redwood City. 650-482-2401. rcsdk8.net/spanishimmersion.

East Bay

Gold:  Escuela Bilingüe Internacional. This pre-K through eighth-grade school offers a Spanish/English immersion program and international education. 410 Alcatraz Ave., Oakland. 510-653-3324. ebinternacional.org.

Silver: The Renaissance International School. 5201 Park Blvd., Piedmont, 510-328-1127. 3650 Dimond Ave., Oakland, 510-531-8566. therenaissanceschool.org.

Bronze: East Bay German International School. 1070 41st St., Emeryville. 510-679-2199. ebgis.org.

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