“THIS STRATEGIC PLAN IS AN AFFIRMATION OF OUR IDENTITY,
A VISION OF OUR FUTURE, AND MAYBE MOST IMPORTANTLY, THE
EXPRESSION OF OUR WILLINGNESS TO BUILD TOGETHER THE
LYCÉE FRANÇAIS DE SAN FRANCISCO OF TOMORROW.
Welcome to LFSF 2025
THE LYCÉE FRANÇAIS DE SAN FRANCISCO’S NEW STRATEGIC PLAN
Developed by our community of parents, ready to contribute and thrive anywhere in the
faculty, staff and students, approved by the world!
LFSF Board of Trustees in December 2019, this
document will serve as the roadmap for our This strategic plan showcases our strengths,
school, setting priorities and identifying growth brings forward our diversity and identifies the
opportunities for the five years to come. many opportunities we have to shape the bright
future of our school as the Bay Area leader in bi-
Now in its 53rd year of operation, LFSF is a local lingual, multilingual international and innovative
reference in terms of French immersion and education.
bilingual education. Conveniently located on
three campuses in San Francisco and Marin Through different focus groups, community con-
County, LFSF is the only Bay Area school offering versations, surveys, and committee meetings, we
a truly multilingual and multicultural education explored questions about our identity, our school
with an American International Section pro- community and our overall school and academic
gram from Primary through to High School. vision. Our consultant conducted research both
On a daily basis our students grow and devel- within and beyond our school, the strategic plan-
op in a very special learning environment. Our ning committee analyzed the data and identified
beautiful locations are historical landmarks key themes, and the LFSF Board of Trustees final-
and home to a committed and highly skilled ized our strategic goals.
group of faculty and staff. Our innovative cur-
riculum harmoniously marries the rigor of the As a result, this Strategic Plan is an affirmation
French national program with the latest find- of our identity, a vision of our future, and may-
ings in bilingual teaching and social emotion- be most importantly, the expression of our will-
al learning. From performing arts to STEAM or ingness to build together the Lycée Français de
sports, our students can enjoy a remarkably San Francisco of tomorrow.
rich and personalized learning environment
allowing them to grow into global citizenship,
Erick MOREAU Emmanuel TEXIER
President of the Board of Trustees Head of School
Over the last two years, Lycée Français de At the same time, we embarked on an
San Francisco (LFSF) engaged in several examination of our future in the context
exercises involving self-assessment and of a changing environment and, to some
long-range planning. We conducted a extent, a changing community. This
thorough self-study to evaluate our present examination demanded a collaborative
position, an intensive exercise that included process to identify strategic priorities for
comprehensive on-site reviews regularly the next five years, allowing us to create a
performed by our accrediting agencies roadmap to supplement our Mission and
(CAIS and WASC). Vision, statements that were refreshed
just three years ago.
By emphasizing intellectual curiosity,
critical thinking and integrity, the
Lycée Français de San Francisco prepares
students to realize their potential and
positively impact their world.
Empower future generations to make meaningful
contributions to our world through a multilingual
and multicultural education.
To direct the examination of our future, we formed a Steering Committee with
representation from students, parents, teachers, administrative staff, the
Board of Trustees and the leadership team. An outside consultant with
expertise in strategic planning acted as a sounding board throughout the
process, providing analyses of the competitive and educational landscape,
market data, demographic trends and stakeholder surveys.
OUR STRATEGIC PLAN PROVIDES A ROAD MAP FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS.
To support our strategies with tactics, we are developing an innovative,
value-centered Action Plan.
Four strategic priorities have been identified and are integral to our
success as we go forward:
1. NURTURE PEDAGOGICAL EXCELLENCE.
2. ADVANCE OUR IDENTITY.
3. ENHANCE OUR LEARNING ENVIRONMENT.
4. PROMOTE ACCESS AND STEWARD RESOURCES.
In striving for excellence in our core programs of STEAM, Humanities, and
bilingual education, LFSF must ensure the social and emotional well-being of
all students while fostering a strong learning community. Students thrive when
their schools celebrate their rich cultural diversity and promote inclusion. LFSF
will continue its focus on global citizenship and social responsibility. In 2018,
LFSF adopted the following statement, committing to support diversity, equity,
Diversity, equity and inclusion are core values of the Lycée Français de San
Francisco. By joining LFSF, members of the community commit to embrace
and respect the diversity of our students, teachers and families. Our
community is made up of people of many ancestries, races, colors, religions,
gender identities, family structures, disabilities, sexual orientations, learning
differences and socioeconomic backgrounds. Actively embracing these
differences makes our school vibrant and inclusive.
DIVERSITY • EQUITY • INCLUSION
These four strategic priorities are not separate goals: they are fully interrelated
and interdependent. Striving for excellence in our core programs will remain
our primary goal. Implicit in its achievement, however, is celebrating our
identity as a multilingual community, improving our historic buildings with
further enhancements, and continuing to value the socioeconomic diversity
within our community by remaining focused on the value proposition we have
created, one that sets us apart from other bilingual programs in the Bay Area.
These priorities will be signposts on our roadmap for the future. LFSF’s Board,
Administration, and Conseil d’Établissement commit to perform frequent
reviews and provide annual updates on our progress. The Action Plan will be
updated annually as part of LFSF’s budgeting process. Our Mission and Vision of
internationalism and inclusivity will remain constant as we move forward.
NURTURE PEDAGOGICAL EXCELLENCE.
We believe a foundation of pedagogical excellence is an investment in
continuing professional learning for our teachers, leaders and school staff.
We also believe that learning happens best in an environment where
acceptance and well-being are fostered.
To continue on the journey toward pedagogical excellence:
• We will expand academic and cultural opportunities
for non-French speaking families.
• We will invest in and expand our focus on social and
• We will increase diversity and inclusion in our
academic and cultural programs.
• We will build on our outstanding athletics and other
2. ADVANCE OUR IDENTITY
We believe our distinct identity as the only Bay Area school offering a
truly multilingual, multicultural education is a competitive advantage.
We successfully guide students from all over the world through a rigorous
French immersion program that incorporates elements of U.S. education
and allows students to graduate with the French Baccalaureate and a U.S.
high school diploma.
As we continue our efforts to find ways to better communicate our value
proposition to families throughout the Bay Area:
• We will strengthen our identity as a French immersion school serving
an international community.
• We will enhance our marketing efforts, highlighting our rigorous
academics and multicultural program.
• We will promote our international culture and community.
• We will instill values of local and global environmental stewardship in
3. ENHANCE OUR LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
We believe an effective learning environment encourages inquiry, fosters
creativity and exploration, and helps students connect with the world
As we continue to develop our facilities around this core belief, we will
maintain our commitment to creating spaces that are accessible and
inviting, meet the needs of our community and provide the flexibility we
need to grow our program.
• We will launch a master planning process to
best align the use of all facilities with our
• We will improve the student experience and
visual impact of our campuses.
• We will examine opportunities to leverage the
capacity of our facilities to serve more students.
4. PROMOTE ACCESS AND STEWARD RESOURCES
We believe that meeting our commitment to diversity and inclusion re-
quires that we ensure access to our program by students from a wide
range of socio-economic, racial and cultural backgrounds. Providing this
access must be a primary objective as we make decisions about our pro-
grams, operations and finances. To this end:
• We will develop environmentally sustainable practices.
• We will prioritize our commitment to access through affordability and
excellent educational value.
• We will adopt a multi-year, data-based business model that implements
our strategic priorities.
• We will execute a comprehensive enrollment management plan.
• We will develop long-term investment strategies to grow our resources.
• We will develop alternative entry points and programming to address
the diverse needs of our students.
• We will enhance our fundraising model and practices.
The Strategic Plan for Lycée Français de San understands the importance of developing
Francisco for 2020 - 2025 will guide decision a culture in which data collection, honest
-making as we grapple with short and long- debate, and careful planning for the future
term challenges, specifically increased are becoming priorities for our governing
competitive pressures, predicted demo- bodies. Only through fostering such a culture
graphic shifts in the Bay Area, and varying in- can we stay alert to unforeseen bumps in the
flows of French families in the communities we road and be proactive rather than reactive to
serve. As we’ve learned through our recent self- changes in our environment.
study and strategic planning process, LFSF
“WE ARE COMMITTED TO FOSTERING INNOVATION, CULTIVATING
STUDENTS’ CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS, AND INCULCATING IN
STUDENTS AN AWARENESS OF LEARNING STYLES, PROCESSES,
LFSF believes in the importance of teaching 21ST century skills, having embraced this element
of our Mission for some time now. We have a first-hand appreciation for the rising importance
of global citizenship skills in an increasingly interconnected world. We recognize how partici-
pating in our culturally diverse community provides rich educational opportunities, and we
plan to capitalize further on those. Underpinning all of these aspirations is our recognition that
a pursuit of pedagogical excellence for our students requires that we support excellence in our
personnel, our physical plant, and our resource management.
The Board of Trustees is very grateful for the efforts of the Steering Committee, whose
commitment kept this prolonged project on track. As the major strategic priorities were
identified, the Steering Committee outlined specific initiatives and action items. Thank
We enormously appreciate the generous assistance given by so many in the community,
including parents, faculty, staff, alumni, and students for all of the time and thoughtfulness
offered in responding to surveys and participating in follow-up discussions. We also
want to thank you in advance for continuing to provide this input in the years ahead. As
we work toward achieving the goals set forth in these priorities, your continued support
will help us to keep this Strategic Plan and its accompanying Action Plans relevant and
Finally, we would like to thank Ian Symmonds & Associates. Their comprehensive
research and guidance in the planning process, allowed the school to build a base
of sound information, including: competitive and educational landscape analysis,
market segmentation, demographic trends, and stakeholder surveys.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Christine RIEZ NOGUEIRA
Anne Sophie VIARD
Christine RIEZ NOGUEIRA
LFSF - LYCÉE FRANÇAIS DE SAN FRANCISCO
755 Ashbury Street
SAN FRANCISCO CA 94117
1201 Ortega Street
SAN FRANCISCO CA 94122
610 Coloma Street
SAUSALITO CA 94965