International Schools in California

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You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in California with fee information. The list includes nursery schools, primary and secondary (high) schools for you to find the right school to prepare for the International Baccalaureate and other accreditation in California. Some schools may follow the American or British curriculums with English speaking programs while others are regulated under the French, German, or Japanese education system.

For more international schools in the United States of America, go to our full article on "International Schools in the USA".

International School in Los Angeles

British American School
Address: 1220 2nd St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Tel: (424) 645-2330
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

A British American School that uses the British Curriculum and the International Primary Curriculum.

Oxford Academy (OA)
Address: 5172 Orange Ave
Cypress, CA 90630
Tel: (714) 220-3055
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

A seventh through twelfth grade college preparatory school with international focus.

Judson International School
Address: 1610 E. Elizabeth St.
Pasadena, CA 91104
Tel: 626.398.2476
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A private, Christian day school offering kindergarten to 8th grade with a global, Biblical world view. Judson International School welcomes students of all ethnic, religious, national and socio-economic backgrounds.

French International Schools in California

Lycée Français de Los Angeles
Address: 3261 Overland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90034-3589
Tel: 310-836-3464
Tuition Rates: $15,100 - 23,100 per year

A bi-cultural, independent, private school that provides preschool to 12th grade. Structured as a non-profit organization, it is composed of five campuses in West Los Angeles, Palms and the Pacific Palisades. Curriculum includes both an English language section with an American college prep program and the official French curriculum of study which prepares the students to take the French general baccalauréat. All students at the school are required to study the French language. It is also the Southern California center for baccalauréat examinations. The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and fully recognized by the French Ministry of Education.

German International School in California

Goethe International Charter School (GICS)
Address: 12500 Braddock Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Tel: (310) 306-3484
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An international school with a dual English/German program for students from grades kindergarten to 5th grade. There is a dual language immersion plan based on the standards and methods designed by the International Baccalaureate Organization. It is also approved for California educational standards.

International Schools in San Francisco

Woodside International School
Address: 1555 Irving Street
San Francisco, CA 94122
Tel: (415) 564-1063
Tuition Rates: $26,460 - 26,832 per year

Independent, co-educational school for students in grades 9 through 12. The student body consists of American and International students with college-style curriculum. Students in grades 6-8 can be accepted into the English as a Second Language (ESL) program.

International School of Monterey (ISM)
Address: 1720 Yosemite St.
Seaside, CA 93955
Tel: (831) 583-2165
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Grades kindergarten to 8th grade for international students. ISM is a nonprofit, coeducational, English-language, public charter school, open to all applicants. Because of high demand, students are admitted through an open lottery process. It is fully accredited by WASC and CoIS.

Pacific Rim International School (PRINTS)
Address: 454 Peninsula Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94401
Tel: (650) 685-1881
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This school strives to nurture in children bilingualism and internationalism in an AMI Montessori environment.

Chinese International School in California

Chinese American International School (CAIS)
Address: 150 Oak Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Tel: 415-865-6000
Tuition Rates: $23,406 per year

The oldest Chinese/English dual language immersion school in the nation. There is an early childhood, lower, and middle school.

French International Schools in California

French American International School (IHS)
Address: 150 Oak Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Tel: 415.558.2000
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A private high school attached to the French American International School. Graduates may earn either the International Baccalaureate Diploma or the French Baccalaureate Diploma. It is an IB school and is accredited by CoIS, ECIS.

International Schools in San Jose

Bowman International School
Address: 4000 Terman Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Tel: 650-813-9131
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Bowman is an independent school dedicated to delivering Montessori-based education to children from Kindergarten through Grade 8. All students at Bowman participate in Japanese, Spanish, and Mandarin lessons each week, working toward cultural awareness of differences between major Eastern and Western cultures and developing some elementary conversation skills. The school is accredited by IMC and WASC.

Other French International Schools in California

International School of the Peninsula (ISTP)
Address: 151 Laura Lane
Palo Alto, California 94303-3221 USA
Tel: (650) 251-8500
Tuition Rates: $23,250 per year

Ecole internationale de la Peninsule is an independent co-ed nursery to 8th grade school with Chinese & French language immersion. There are two bilingual immersion programs: Mandarin Chinese-English and French-English. It is accredited by California Association of Independent Schools

Lycée International de Los Angeles (LILA)
Address: 1105 W. Riverside Drive
Burbank, CA 91506
Tel: 818 - 994 - 2961
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The French American School is a bilingual French American college preparatory school. The school has 4 campuses and provides instruction from pre-school to 12th grade. The school bases its curriculum on a French educational system and the International Baccalaureate system. Students are taught to speak, read, and write both French and English. Grads may earn the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program, the French Baccalaureate Program and/or an American high school diploma. The school also offers the French Brevet des collèges to their 9th graders.

Other German International School in California

Albert Einstein Academy Charter School
Address: 3035 Ash Street
San Diego, CA, United States 92102
Tel: 619-795-1190
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This school provides dual instructional focus of German-English immersion within the context of a rigorous academic instructional model. The school is accredited by WASC, is a California Distinguished School, and is an authorized IB World School. There are also courses in Spanish language.

Alto International School
Address: 475 Pope Street
Menlo Park, CA 94025 USA
Tel: 1-650-324-8617
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This an independent, private non-profit school, offering a program ranging from Preschool through 8th grade. It is an IB World School and offers German language instruction for fully bilingual students.