San Francisco Nob Hill Preschool Infant-Toddler-Kindergarten

1868 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109

About San Francisco Nob Hill Preschool Infant-Toddler-Kindergarten

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: Sara Garcia

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

●  Juneteenth 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.

Programs offered

Infant Program (Whole Child Development)
Toddler Program (Social and Emotional Whole Child Development)
Preschool Program (Social and Emotional Whole Child Development)

Opening Hours

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


12m - 6 Years, Mandarin Immersion

1868 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109


Meet our Staff

Director : Sara Garcia

Teacher Sara is an SF native that has been working for over 15 years in the childcare field. She has worked in a variety of roles from teacher assistant to lead, and then gained experience as a supervisor/education leader, now Director. She attended City College of San Francisco gaining credentials in ECE, and majors in Child Development and Behavioral Science and is so excited to join the L’ Academy family and NobHill Team. Her favorite aspect of working in childcare is working with the children and families, providing support, and building relationships. She also enjoys motivating teachers to develop their ideas/ goals and helping them build knowledge of support and guidance for children. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family while on outdoor adventures or attending sporting events. 

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: 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.

Support Teacher Rossella

Hello! My name is Rossella (preferred nickname is Rosie) and I was born and raised in Italy. My strong passions for traveling and learning new languages brought me to the United States five years ago, where I applied for college to improve myEnglish skills and attain a degree that would advance my academic and professional career. Recently, I graduated from the University of Hawaii inSecond Language Studies and Japanese. I also attained a minor in Education because during college I discovered how much I enjoyed working with little children by working at a preschool. Being a Support Teacher here at L’Academy is truly great as it allows me to keep my passions alive and thriving while traveling to a new city, working with little children, and living in a multicultural and multilingual environment. Some of my favorite hobbies are crochet, photography, and music, alongside exploring new places. I am very excited to see all the new things that I will learn here at L’Academy.