These Language Immersion Programs were voted the Bay Area’s 2022 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.
Gold: Word of Grace Chinese School. This language school teaches Chinese Mandarin with fun activities for kids either in-person or on Zoom. San Jose. wordofgraceschool.org.
Silver: Cherrywood Elementary School Mandarin Dual Immersion Program. San Jose. cherrywood.berryessa.k12.ca.us.
Bronze: Sherman Oaks Dual Immersion. San Jose. shermanoaks.campbellusd.org/school-information/dual-immersion.
Gold: Orion Alternative Elementary. Students in the school’s dual-language immersion program attain fluency in communication, reading and writing in both Mandarin and English. Redwood City. rcsdk8.net/mandarinimmersion.
Silver: Silicon Valley International School. Menlo Park and Palo Alto. siliconvalleyinternational.org
Bronze: Hatch Elementary. Half Moon Bay. hatch.cabrillo.k12.ca.us.
San Francisco and Marin
Gold: Terra Mandarin Preschool. This Mandarin immersion preschool’s approach is to nurture the infinite capabilities of young children. Mill Valley. terramandarin.org.
Silver: The Crayon Box Preschool. San Francisco. thecrayonboxpreschool.com.
Bronze: La Scuola International School. Multiple locations. lascuolasf.org.
Gold: East Bay German International School. This German dual-language immersion program starts at preschool age and has expanded to high school, expecting its first graduating class in 2025. Emeryville. ebgis.org.
Silver: The Renaissance International School. Oakland and Piedmont. therenaissanceschool.org.
Bronze: Shu Ren International School. Berkeley and San Jose. shurenschool.com.