Best Language Immersion Programs in the Bay Area

These Language Immersion Programs were voted the Bay Area’s 2018 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

Silicon Valley

Gold: Word of Grace Chinese School. More than 300 students attend this Chinese immersion school that offers academics, numerous enrichment opportunities and a Christian education. 2360 McLaughlin Ave., San Jose. 408-826-2878.

Silver: German International School of Silicon Valley. 310 Easy St., Mountain View (also has campuses in Emeryville and San Francisco). 650-254-0748.

Bronze: Escuela Popular. 467 N. White Road (DL Academy). 408-275-7190. 149 N. White Road (high school academies). 408-275-7191.

SF and Marin

Gold: German International School of Silicon Valley, San Francisco Campus. This preschool-12th grade school offers cross-cultural exchange and acts as 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.

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

Bronze: Lycee Francais de San Francisco. 1201 Ortega St., San Francisco. 415-661-5232.


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.

Silver: Adelante Spanish Immersion School. 3150 Granger Way, Redwood City. 650-482-2401.

Bronze: Mon Petit Village French Preschool. 3118, 732 Fallon Ave., San Mateo. 415-307-2247.

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

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


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