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We’re also multilingual.

San Diego French-American School is now truly multilingual. The school proudly has now expanded its third-language Spanish acquisition program to all grades Toddlers–8. Students develop language skills and cultural competencies in a language spoken by nearly 500 million native speakers around the world.

On Wednesday, February 1, 2023, the Instituto Cervantes in LA and SDFAS signed an agreement making us the first official branch of the Instituto Cervantes in San Diego! SDFAS will soon be totally accredited to hold official Spanish language exams (the DELE) for our students and our community.

Our Spanish program

Meet the Spanish Team

Yuriko, Wendy, and Mayra wearing traditional Mexican hand embroidered shirts on September 15th to celebrate the first day of Hispanic heritage month.


Mayra Vazquez

Middle School Spanish & Spanish Curriculum Coordinator (PK-8)

Yuriko Patino

Spanish Teacher (Pre-Elementary and Elementary)

Wendy Lizarraga

Pre-Elementary Teacher Assistant

Becoming part of San Diego French-American School and helping develop a strong foundation for the new Spanish Program has been an amazing experience. I look forward to seeing our future multilingual students grow! Mayra Vazquez, Middle School Spanish & Spanish Curriculum Coordinator (PK–8)