San Francisco Nob Hill

1868 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109

About San Francisco Nob Hill

Open Date: September 16th, 2020

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L’Academy Preschools is where we uncover children’s cognitive potential through language immersion. Our ultimate goal is to develop each child mindfully with love and compassion through a language-rich curriculum!

Come and see our classrooms, meet the site staff and get all of your questions answered. Children are welcome!

Center offers Mandarin immersion.

Director Name: Padma Alamuru

License: 384004192, 384004510

Closures for Holidays & Teacher In-Service Days:

●  2 Teacher in Service Days

●  Labor Day

●  Veterans Day

●  Thanksgiving Day

●  Day after Thanksgiving

●  Winter Break (From Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day)

●  Martin Luther King Jr. Day

●  President’s Day

●  Memorial Day

●  Junteenth Day

●  Independence Day

●  2 Parent Teacher Conference Days

If a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the holiday will be observed the Friday before or the Monday after. Please refer to the school calendar for specific closure dates. Note that tuition will be due in full every month irrespective of school closures or holidays.

*We are making an exception for tuition payments during COVID-19 related closures. All tuition already paid for the period of closure due to COVID-19 will be credited towards future tuition payments.

Programs offered

Infant Program
Toddler Program
Preschool Program

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday | 8:00am - 5:30pm


12m - 6 Years, Mandarin Immersion

1868 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109


Meet our Staff

Site Director: Padma Alamuru

Ms. Padma earned her Bachelor's degree in Computer Science but made a career change because of her passion for supporting children. Ms. Padma is passionate about developing interesting and engaging curriculum experiences for children and observing as they discover and learn in their own unique ways. She is committed to providing your family with a loving and developmentally sound foundation for a lifetime of learning.

In her spare time, Ms. Padma enjoys exploring the outdoors with her husband and two children.

Teacher: Shaoxia Huang

Ms. Shao has 5 years of experience with family childcare and being a nanny which she had greatly enjoyed. She immigrated from Guangzhou China and is a native speaker of both Cantonese and Mandarin. She has 12 units in ECE from San Francisco City College and plans to continue building her education in this field.

In her free time, Ms. Shao enjoys traveling, table tennis, reading and learning. She is patient and careful with children. Moreover, she understands the importance of allowing children the freedom to explore while observing their individual needs. She offers children timely and tailored guidance and help and has raised her own daughter using these principles.

Teacher: Sharon Chen

Sharon Chen earned her Associate degree in ECE and Bachelor’s degree in Child and Adolescent Development- School Age Child and Family. Sharon is passionate about designing interesting curriculum to help children find their favorite learning styles. She enjoys everything about the process of observing, teaching and helping children.

 In her spare time, Sharon enjoys travelling, listening to music, reading, and cooking. Also, she loves Chinese culture especially traditional Chinese music.She believes that music enables children to learn when they play and interact.

Teacher: Ivy Huang

Ivy Huang has experience working with children and taking courses in child care. She can speak several languages like Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish. She would like to communicate with children and help them understanding and discovering their advantages and very patient with children. In her free time, she enjoys reading, travelling, and she loves to spend time with family exploring nature. She hopes to interact with children and will like to be there for them to guide and help them.