San Mateo

608 N El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94401

About San Mateo

Open Date:  Opening in September

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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: Rachel Hendrix


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

●  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

Toddler Program
Preschool Program

Opening Hours

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


2 - 6 Years; Mandarin Immersion

608 N El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94401


Meet our Staff

Director: Rachel Hendrix

Ms. Rachel is a traveler!  She has lived in Germany, Alaska, Arizona, North Carolina- until finally landing in California.  It was in California where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from University of the Pacific.  After graduating from college, she began her professional career working in a preschool.  Immediately she fell in love with early childhood education.  Rachel has a very deep passion for creating a home away from home for the children and building a strong partnership with the entire family. She believes that each child, given the right tools, can succeed in whatever future endeavors they wish to follow.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her two cats, two sons and husband.  She is also an avid gardener, reader and crafter.

Teacher: Wendy Chen

Ms. Wendy is a constant learner!  She has been working in the early childhood education field for the past five years (2016).  Since joining the field, she is consistently taking classes in ECE to further her knowledge of childhood development. She truly enjoys working with children every day, and is excited to take part in the scaffolding of learning.  Ms. Wendy believes that working with young children helps her to keep active and stay young.   In her spare time, Ms. Wendy enjoys spending time with her family.  She has one daughter and one son.  She also enjoys reading and hiking.