Opening Date: September 2022
L’Academy Preschool at San Francisco CPMC Geary Van Ness location offers affordable infant daycare and preschool programs for toddlers to kindergarten age children.
Click the “Subscribe & Tour” button and our Center Director will reach out to you to schedule a tour. A tour is required for enrollment. Come and find out how L'Academy uncovers children’s cognitive potential through Mandarin bilingual immersion curriculum.
Our ultimate goal is to develop each child mindfully with love and compassion through a language-rich playful 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: Priscilla Wu
Licence Numbers: # 384004574, # 384004573
Closures for Holidays & Teacher In-Service Days:
● 2 Teacher-in-Service Days (Good Friday and Indigenous Peoples Day)
● 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
● Independence Day
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.
Monday - Friday | 8:30am - 5:30pm
4m -6 Years, Mandarin & Spanish Immersion
1040-1060 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Teacher: Ariana Hall
Ms. Ariana has been working in early childhood classrooms since 2016 with additional years of childcare experience working as a nanny and babysitter as well as providing foster care to those in need. She obtained her ECE units at City College of San Francisco. Ms. Ariana cares deeply about teaching with compassion and awareness. She also appreciates working as a team to develop diverse curricular experiences to support the individual needs of each child.
When she is not in the classroom, Ms. Ariana enjoys spending time with friends and family, shopping, traveling, and attending food festivals.
Teacher Lisa Chunlan
Chunlan (Ms. Lisa) recently joined L’Academy in January 2023 as preschool teacher. She has 22 ECE units and loves to spend time with young children. She was drawn to early childhood classes because of her granddaughter. Ms Lisa sees special talents in every child. She wants every child to love coming to school and go home with new skills and big smiles.
Ms Lisa has raised 4 children of her own and 2 of her sister’s children. She is very proud that all her children are attending great colleges because she raised them to enjoy learning and be curious. Three of Ms Lisa's children were born in Venezuela when she spent 10 years there with her husband running a family business. She believes that exposing children to multiple languages early on in life has lasting benefits.
Outside of work, Ms Lisa is an excellent baker and loves to play with her granddaughter. She is also very talented in traditional Chinese painting. She would love to bring some elements of traditional Chinese painting into our classrooms.
Teacher: Hualing Xian
Ms. Ling has three years of experience working with children in a variety of settings, including nanny care and after-school programs. She has completed 12 units of Early Childhood Education curriculum and she is passionate about working and playing with children everyday. She loves helping them grow and learn from classroom experiences.
She is also fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese. Additionally, she is the mother of four. The two most important things she learned from raising her own children are being patient and providing a positive learning environment.
During her free time, she loves gardening. Watching plants and children grow brings her great joy!
Ms Sulan was an elementary school teacher for more than 20 years in China teaching 1st to 3rd graders. She really loves the infant and toddler age and had worked at Little Sprouts Academy as an infant/toddler teacher before finding L’Academy. Ms Sulan has taken 6 Early Childhood units in the US and continues her studies in ECE whenever she finds time.
Outside of work, Ms Sulan helps her high-school son with his studies. On the weekends, Ms Sulan enjoys exploring the Bay Area with her husband and son. She also loves to cook and clean.
Teacher: Huiling Huang
Ms Huang had 2 years of experience working at a preschool in a classroom with 20 toddlers prior to joining L’Academy CPMC. She is passionate about helping young children learn and achieve. Ms. Huang strives to combine the positive cultural elements of East and West to inspire children’s potential and talent.
Ms.Huang has a daughter in high school. She is fluent in both Cantonese and Mandarin. She loves to travel, read and listen to music when she is not at work.