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


18m - 6 Years; Mandarin Immersion

608 N El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94401


Meet our Staff

Director: Farina Baporia

Ms. Farina is a bay area native. She has been working in the field of Early Childhood Education for more than 20 years. Her Bachelors Degree is in Child and Adolescent Development from San Francisco State. She has a passion for create a nurturing, welcoming and positive environment for children to learn and grow to their fullest potential. She believes each child is unique and thrives in a positive setting.

In her free time, Ms. Farina enjoys spending time with friends, family, playing cats and decorating my home and host events.

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.

Teacher Melissa Chen

Ms. Melissa is a fully qualified preschool lead teacher. She has been working in the field of Early Childhood Education for more than 5 years. Her passion in ECE is inspired by the children she has worked with: to see they grow, to listen and experience the world from each child's perspective, and to provide the resources and broad exposure tailored to each child's needs.

In her fee time, Ms. Melissa enjoys knitting and traveling and watching travel videos.