San Francisco SoMa

322 8th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

About San Francisco SoMa

Open Date: Oct 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

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Director Name: Jennifer Knappick

License: 384004297

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

●  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 | 8:30am - 5:30pm


12 m* - 6 Years; Mandarin & Spanish Immersion

322 8th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103


Meet our Staff

Director: Jennifer Knappick

Ms. Jennifer was born and raised in San Francisco, Ca. She attended City College of SF majoring in Child Development. She has been working in the Childcare field since she graduated from High School. Ms. Jennifer started off as a Resource Teacher, moving up to a Teacher, Lead Teacher, Education Coordinator, Business Manager, and now Director. She is very excited to be joining the L'Academy team. Ms. Jennifer is passionate about making each child feel supported, excited, and safe each day. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her 16-year-old son, her family, and friends. She is a big sports fan and also enjoys exploring the bay area finding new fun activities.

Teacher: Amy Lee

Ms. Amy has over ten years of experience in various preschools and the San Francisco Unified School district. She holds over 15 units in ECE and a Child Development Associate Teacher permit. Amy cares deeply about continuing her growth and regularly continues her education in the field through classes and trainings. She is passionate about supporting children’s independence and problem solving, and encouraging children to explore and learn and discover their potential. Amy has a grown daughter who she enjoys being with in her spare time.

Teacher: Yvonne Ma

Ms. Yvonne is currently working toward her degree in Early Childhood Education at City College of San Francisco. She is passionate about working with children and encouraging their growth by providing positive experiences in early childhood.  Yvonne enjoys the energy and excitement she gets from interactions with children.

In her spare time, Ms. Yvonne enjoys shopping and exploring.