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A.I. - PAST & FUTURE: Community Salon, October 3

When: Thursday, October 3, 2019; 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: Dennis Gallagher Arts Pavilion, 66 Page Street

To reserve your seat, please use this RSVP link.
To sign up for free child care, please use this free childcare link.

Our first Community Salon for 2019-20, on October 3, will cover "AI: Present and Future" with parent speaker Stuart Russell. Stuart is a renowned expert on Artificial Intelligence, a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley, and the author of Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach.

The event will be in the Dennis Gallagher Arts Pavilion, at 66 Page Street, 6:00-8:00pm (with formal sharing starting at 6:10pm and extending to 7:30, and more informal sharing and conversation extending beyond). 

You can read more about Stuart on his website and see his well-known TED talk, on "Three Principles for Creating Safer AI" here.

There's always something going on at French American + International. Below are a few of our favorites that serve our parents, alumni, and broader school community.

Welcome Events

New families quickly begin to feel at home at our school because we make it easy for parents and students to get to know one another, right off the bat. Before the start of each school year, we plan events for our families to get together.

We host a Crepe Party in June at the Maternelle campus for all families joining the Maternelle, a Welcome Cocktail in April for parents of newly-admitted students joining French American (Maternelle parents included, of course), a High School Welcome, also in April, for all rising Grade 9 parents and students, and a school wide Back-to-School Picnic each fall.

Community Salon Series

At our Salons, parents, faculty, alumni, and high school students get together to share and discover. Each Salon has a thought-provoking theme, such bio-technology, political engagement, and intellectual property.

These free community events include food and drink, are part of our wider Urban Engagement Program, and feature members of our school community who share their expertise and spearhead conversation.

Principal's Coffee

Every month, parents and principals grab coffee together and touch base about community news. Have a question or a story to share? We look forward to seeing you at our next Principal's Coffee.

Annual Auction

Our annual Auction in the spring is a fun, semi-formal event to dine, dance, and bid in support of our school. It is our biggest party of the year! All proceeds from the evening support our students, our teachers, and our school.

International Night of Culture

Following their global travel trips, our middle and high school students present what they learned while abroad for parents and other members of our school community. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Throughout the year, our parents have multiple opportunities to get together to volunteer. For instance, every year around Valentine's Day many parents head to the Glide Memorial Kitchen to make chocolate-covered strawberries together.


Speakers for Parent Educators and Knowledge (SPEAK) is a coalition of San Francisco K-8 schools that have joined together to enhance parent education.

We often host SPEAK events in coordination with other Bay Area schools, where we have enriching conversations about everything from gender creativity to diversity in learning styles.