French American International School has partnered with the San Francisco Unified School District and is taking steps to build a stand-alone Early Childhood Center for its youngest students at the former SFUSD site at 1155 Page Street. SFUSD has not used the site since 2007 and had considered it for other uses. Based on community input, the District sought proposals for educational development of the site and French American was selected from amongst several bidders.
The new facility, approximately one mile from the School’s main campus at 150 Oak St., will be purpose-built and house the School’s Pre-K 3, Pre-K 4, and Kindergarten classes. The current plan is to build a nine-classroom facility that would add to the vibrancy of the existing community, maintain a low profile in this mainly residential neighborhood, reinforce the School’s commitment to diversity, and substantially improve the safety and aesthetics of the currently abandoned plot. The target is to open this new facility in time for the 2014-2015 academic year.