Best Language Immersion Programs in the Bay Area

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.

Silicon Valley

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.

Silver: Cherrywood Elementary School Mandarin Dual Immersion Program. San Jose.

Bronze: Sherman Oaks Dual Immersion. San Jose.


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.

Silver: Silicon Valley International School. Menlo Park and Palo Alto.

Bronze: Hatch Elementary. Half Moon Bay.

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.

Silver: The Crayon Box Preschool. San Francisco.

Bronze: La Scuola International School. Multiple locations.

East Bay

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.

Silver: The Renaissance International School. Oakland and Piedmont.

Bronze: Shu Ren International School. Berkeley and San Jose.